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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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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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New Car Seat Law in SC | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Share to Save a Life :: New Car Seat Law in SC

In case you haven’t heard, there are new car seat laws here in South Carolina. This new law is based on the latest information on injuries to children in car accidents.  Last year, the Charleston Post and Courier reported that nearly 1,000 people died in car involved accidents on SC roads in 2016, many of them children. […]

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Domestic Violence :: Stop the Cycle | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Domestic Violence :: Stop the Cycle

South Carolina currently ranks 5th in the nation for the number of women murdered by men as a result of domestic violence. Over the past month our community has been rocked to its core with several accounts of domestic violence on women. In the past month alone, a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department employee, Lindsey Lee, was murdered by her estranged […]

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The Day My Son Almost Drowned - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Day My Son Almost Drowned

Newsflash: it’s hot here in South Carolina. When the heat rolls in, there are only two sensible options: retreat into the air-conditioned bliss of home, car, or store; or venture outward and find any bit of water deep enough to cool off in. All the better if the water will be populated with friends and their […]

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