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Today and Every Day

Today I yelled at my kids … again. Yesterday they had sugary cereal for breakfast … and dinner. The day before they watched TV all morning … and afternoon. Last week I washed my hair two times … the entire week. Two weeks ago my toddler dropped her unwrapped sucker on the floor of the […]

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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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Father, Your Best Title

There are moments that will never leave my heart. Moments like when I told you we were expecting our first child. Then, when you cared for me as my head hung in a toilet plagued with nausea. Or the first ultrasound when you saw your son in his earliest stages of life. Or the first time you felt his […]

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Two Things I Want to Say to the Mom of a Child with Special Needs - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Two Things I Want to Say to the Mom of a Child with Special Needs

For eleven years I worked as a Speech Pathologist in numerous settings. Most of my years in this profession were with the pediatric population. Some of these precious children were born with a birth defect or disease and some experienced a horrific accident causing a brain injury. Often times, I was immersed in the tragedy and difficult time in […]

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