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Welcome to 40

I recently turned 40. I’m not sure when all of that happened, but it’s true. I think the blur of childrearing has made me forget so much, including my age. I still feel like I am in my 20’s which is great until I move too quickly or realize I have five kids depending on […]

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Becoming a Mom ... 80s Style | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Becoming a Mom … 80s Style

A New Year always brings reflection of the previous year and anticipation for the year to come. This past year brought the loss of so many icons from the 1980s like Prince, George Michael, and David Bowie. Maybe like me, you’re a child of the 80s. You wore leg warmers, sprayed endless amounts of Aqua […]

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The Unexpected Way I Increased Gratitude in My Home - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Unexpected Way I Increased Gratitude in My Home

A few months ago my family was in the midst of several transitions. I began to notice a lot of grumbling, complaining, eye rolling, sighing, whining, etc. from my children. These less than appealing behaviors started my journey to increase my children’s gratitude and appreciation, thus decreasing their continuous moaning and groaning. I came across a […]

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A Mom's Approach to the Cash System - Columbia SC Moms Blog

A Mom’s Approach to the Cash System

When out shopping and asked, “Debit or credit?,” we respond “cash.” When asked, “Would you like to open a store credit card?,” we respond “no thanks, we don’t use credit cards.” Yes, we are a cash system family. Over the past nine years, we have operated on a cash only system for our daily expenses. […]

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Better You Than Me

I knew it was about to happen again. I could feel eyes staring at me. It’s as if I have this Matrix like ability to predict what will occur within minutes of this feeling. As I casually picked through the produce at the grocery store with my kids, I felt eyes piercing me. Then, I saw her. The […]

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