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Because of You - A Letter to the Father of My Children - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Because of You :: A Letter to the Father of My Children

I have seen more than enough families cease to exist, and more than enough children without fathers to know that you are more than just a good thing. You’re a phenomenal thing. When I met you, the first thing you said to me was, “How are you and your son?” (We met online and my profile specifically […]

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Non-Violent Mama - Taking Care of Your Self - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Non-Violent Mama :: Taking Care of Your Self

Childrearing has come a long way. The fear-based punishment of past has turned into teaching discipline and respect. But this is not about punishment or discipline. You know her, maybe you are her … the once vibrant, interesting, clever lady who had kids, and became boring. There are a lot of “hers” so it feels safe to release […]

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The Day I Lost My Sanity - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Day I Lost My Sanity

I wasn’t sleeping. I was getting yelled at, sweared at and hit at work as a teacher for middle schoolers with behavioral disorders. I would come home, on edge, to my two children (and our two foreign exchange students) and make lunches, dinner, give baths, complete unfinished paperwork and end my day by trying to […]

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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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The Mother's Day Gift - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Mother’s Day Gift

Riding home from school late yesterday my 10-year-old asked, “Mama, when’s Mother’s Day?” I caught myself adding up the days, the numbers on the calendar that have flown by over the past incredibly busy few weeks and answered (while laughing out loud), “Actually, it’s this weekend!” His panic set in. I watched his face in […]

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