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First Baby, Second Baby

Let’s face it, for most of us who have multiple children, our parenting styles and perceptions can change a lot from the first child to the second and even from the second child to the third. You may think of that change as becoming being more relaxed or more easygoing. You may think of it […]

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How to Give Thanks in a World Gone Mad

The headlines in the past several months have been shocking to me. Thousand-year floods. Category 6 (if it existed) hurricanes. Natural devastation. Island communities now uninhabitable. Mass murders vying for the unfortunate title of “deadliest in modern day history” in their respective geographic areas. Whole families gone, whether by the forces of nature or the […]

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When the Local Headlines Scare Me | Columbia SC Moms Blog

When the Local Headlines Scare Me

I am smack in the middle. I’m tasked with both sheltering a boy and equipping him to protect himself. And most days, the news ignites my angst. One recent Midlands story prompted a chat with our middle schooler. Since our conversations are always pretty straight up and blunt, it didn’t take long. I told him […]

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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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Why There’s No Such Thing as a Disabled Parent

What is a disabled parent? I interviewed many people – from wheelchair bound, to blind, to chronically ill, to mentally ill, to terminally ill – and do you know what I found? I found NO disabled parents in Columbia, South Carolina. Seriously.  Let me explain. For starters, when you call someone “a blind person,” you […]

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Ask the Doctor :: The ABCs of Newborn Care | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Ask the Doctor :: The ABCs of Newborn Care

Columbia SC Moms Blog is honored to partner with Lexington Pediatric Practice, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, to bring our readers the following Q&A session with Amanda Vartanian, MD.Q: What’s the safest way for a newborn to sleep? A: Infants should sleep on their backs because research shows it can reduce the risk of […]

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