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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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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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Remembering 9/11 :: A Teacher’s Perspective

I was a fourth grader at Manchester Elementary School in the tiny town of Pinewood, South Carolina on September 11, 2001. We were tucked away back in the beautiful pines of Manchester State Forest far from New York City, Washington D.C., and the fields of Pennsylvania. Our teachers shielded us from what was unfolding all […]

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Don’t Hate Me :: 5 Toys I Refuse to Buy My Kids

Many moms have seemingly weird, arbitrary rules around toys in their houses. Some don’t like things that require batteries. Other moms insist toys be educational. There are parents only want toys made out of natural, non-toxic materials that are sustainable and beautiful. I’m not judging y’all, really I’m not. But due to various reasons, there […]

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