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Motherhood Made Easier :: Routines

I used to know someone who despised routines. He said they made everything predictable and he couldn’t enjoy his life. My thoughts and not so nice replies at times were, “Well, you know, your rebellion against routines is actually a routine itself. An unhealthy one!” I wonder what he believes now about two decades later.  I cannot […]

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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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I let my son fail - Columbia SC Moms Blog

I Purposely Let My Son Fail

“Mommy, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do,” my son said to me. “I know you don’t, but you signed up for this tournament and I expect that you will follow through,” I replied. There, I had an important decision: save him from his own decisions and behavior or let him suffer the natural […]

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Toddlerhood - Testing the Limits - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Toddlerhood :: Testing the Limits

I have an 11-year-old and a 22-month-old. Somehow, during the nine years between having my son and daughter, I forgot how challenging toddlerhood is. Just this morning my toddler climbed on the kitchen table, poured a cup of water all over the table and floor (thankfully it was just water), spat apple juice down my shirt […]

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