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and the Moms Who Live Here

I’m on “Team Madelynn!”

Bringing home a newborn to an older sibling is hard. But when this older sibling is diagnosed with cancer, it is a completely different kind of hard. This has been the reality of Irmo resident Amanda Jo Nelson since the beginning of December. Amanda’s daughter, Madelynn, suffered from high fevers on and off for about six weeks. Since […]

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Mom Seasons

Like the bare trees of winter, having a newborn can strip us down to our essence.             Like nourishing springtime rain, a toddler may pelt us with many curious questions to quench their thirst for knowledge of their new world.             Like the sweet camaraderie of picnic […]

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New Year Reflections

Resolutions have never been my thing. I’ve always felt if I resolved to do something, then it was the surefire way to make sure I was not going to do it. Of course I want to lose weight, I want to eat better and I want to spend more time on myself. I want a […]

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Tooth Decay, Go Away! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

It may surprise you to know tooth decay (which leads to cavities) remains the most common chronic disease in children, despite the fact it can be easily prevented. Even more concerning is this number is increasing in preschool age children, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).  The NIDCR reports that […]

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Guilty Mom

It happened on one of those sweltering summer days. The kind that feels like a hot wet blanket covers you all over, and you need to take a shower after standing outside for two minutes. The kids were bored and at each other’s throats after being cooped up in the house all day, so we […]

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Homeschool…How? An Introduction

If you made the decision to take on the responsibility of educating your child at home, no doubt you have been inundated with a ton of information. While researching homeschooling, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available regarding education theories and curriculum. The decision to homeschool may be a […]

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Thinking About Homeschooling?

The sign on the nearby elementary school reads, “Kindergarten Registration”, reminding parents of four-going-on-five-year-olds that “big school” days are a mere eight months away.  As I drove past it the other day, I remembered seeing the same sign a year ago.  I would drive past it at least twice a day, and each time I […]

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