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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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Simple Words That Impact Moms the Most - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Simple Words That Impact Moms the Most

When I first started homeschooling, I was apprehensive about facing public response. I have vivid memories from my childhood of strangers reacting to our family’s educational choices. Homeschooling back in the dark ages of the 80’s meant that 9 times out of 10 the responses weren’t good. People didn’t know what homeschooling was, or if they did, […]

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My Son Plays With Dolls

I have three boys. They range from ages 4 1/2 to 18 months. My house is littered with blocks, trucks, trains, cars, and dolls. Dolls? Not dolls in the traditional baby doll sense, but action figures that my boys (namely Superman, my middle child) have taken and adopted as his “babies”. Meet Baby Spider-Man. I […]

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