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5 Self Defense Tips to Teach Your Children

I recently took a self- defense class with my college students. As much as we do not want to think about needing to take a self-defense class, things happen. Just last summer a Midlands Tech student was kidnapped right here in Columbia. Recently, a man posing as an Uber driver assaulted USC students near campus.  […]

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An Open Letter to My Child's Birth Mother | Columbia SC Moms Blog

An Open Letter to My Child’s Birth Mother

For most of us, the month of November represents Thanksgiving. But did you know that it’s also National Adoption Month? These are two of my favorite things! In honor of National Adoption Month, I am writing a note of thanksgiving to our daughter’s birth mother. Dear Birth Mother of My Child,  First, thank you for […]

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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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Reading With Your 6 – 9 Year Old

Continuing my series about reading with your children (check out previous posts – Reading With Your 3 and Under Child and Reading With Your 3 – 6-Year-Old), here are some tips and books to try with your 6 – 9 year old!  First, let me say that this age group is the most fun, in […]

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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Enjoy Being Pregnant

OK, don’t get me wrong. I love my kids, but I really don’t like pregnancy. Unrealistically, I wish a stork brought me my baby or I could be super rich and hire a surrogate. In our society, it feels like there is this pressure or expectation for expecting moms to love being pregnant. But that’s […]

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