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The Stranger in my Home | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Stranger in my Home

In the last several months, it feels like a stranger has moved into my home. This stranger is being overrun with fluctuating hormones that seem to mess with everything. Clothes don’t fit the way they should. Her hair is not cooperating the way it used to. Her whole body is not responding to things the […]

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5 Lessons Kids Learn From Pets | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Lessons Kids Learn From Pets

We got our first dog several years into our marriage. People joked that kids would be coming next, because couples often practice their parenting skills on fur-babies, right? The joke fell a little flat since we were also dealing with unexplained infertility by that time, and because of the way our dog, a black Labrador […]

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I Will Always Wonder | Columbia SC Moms Blog

I Will Always Wonder

In some of the social media groups I’m in, a question has been floating around in recent months. It’s generally phrased like this, “How do you know when you’re done having kids? When is your family complete?” I usually don’t answer, because I assume the one posting the question is looking for guidance from someone […]

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tragedy | Columbia SC Moms Blog

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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mother and child | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Listen With Your Eyes

It was a normal, crazy moment in a normal, crazy day. It was afternoon, and my mind was on the dinner I hadn’t planned yet and the baths that needed to be done. I was also trying to steal a second for myself to finish reading an email or responding to a message or something […]

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Perfectly Normal Emotions Felt When Dealing with Secondary Infertility | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 Perfectly Normal Emotions Felt When Dealing with Secondary Infertility

Most people wouldn’t associate the word “infertility” with a moms blog. Infertility – that’s when you can’t have kids, right? But you’re a mom. So … you adopted? But you’re still infertile? Is that it? Well, no, at least not in my case. There are actually several kinds of infertility, none of which are incompatible […]

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