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I Didn't Inherit the "Mom Gene" | Columbia SC Moms Blog

I Didn’t Inherit the “Mom Gene”

Y’all. Real talk. I don’t have the mom gene. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children and would do anything for them. I just don’t think I was predisposed with all the mommy things. Here are just a few thoughts on why… I Did Not Enjoy Being Pregnant I get it. You aren’t supposed […]

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Why I Dread "The Talk ... About Slavery" | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Why I Dread “The Talk … About Slavery”

I hesitated to write this entry because it’s a truly vulnerable piece. Please bare with me. The truth is, as a person who tries to think of mostly positive things, it’s difficult to “go there”; slavery, racism, bigotry, and prejudice notions are all ugly things. If you haven’t noticed, it’s only recently become alright to […]

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5 Reasons Why I Love Having a Threenager | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Reasons Why I Love Having a Threenager

A “threenager” is a child who is three years old and acts like a little teenager. I have two teenagers and a three-year-old and their behaviors are all very similar. Que the sass, talking back, and sneakiness. Three has been much more challenging than age two. The terrible twos have nothing on a threenager. Three-year-old’s […]

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Realistic Toddler Affirmations | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Realistic Toddler Affirmations

Do you remember seeing that viral video of a little girl shouting affirmations to herself in the mirror? If you missed it, take 50 seconds to watch because it’s kind of important to this article:  There are many benefits to using affirmations. Saying positive affirmations daily helps you focus on positive things over negative. Throughout […]

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Guarding Your Teen’s Heart this Valentine’s Day | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Guarding Your Teen’s Heart This Valentine’s Day

For most, Valentine’s Day is a day love. A day to celebrate that love through an act of appreciation to or from the one you love. Appreciation is usually illustrated in the form of hand written notes, boxes of chocolates, stuffed animals, and balloons.  For elementary aged children, Valentine’s Day is a cute celebration of […]

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Parenting Like My Parents | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Parenting Like My Parents

You know how your parents always used to say, “You’ll thank me when you’re older?” And it was usually right before or after they did something annoying, like lay down some silly rule about curfews or dating. As soon as they said it, I knew I wouldn’t thank them when I was older. I would […]

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Finding My Identity Mid-Life

I think it’s safe to say that most of us go through a period when we just lose ourselves. More specifically though, women can lose themselves after having a baby. Or two… or three. Understandably so, mothers just have that instinct to put their children first and take care of the family. You give up […]

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