Cameron Dixon

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Cameron was born and raised in rural Ravenel. Her hardworking family owns a blueberry farm in Ravenel, which helped put her through rigorous nursing school at Clemson University. She has been a registered nurse since 2009 and is currently a nurse in the Neonatal ICU at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has one daughter and one son. Cameron loves the outdoors and her favorite hobbies are boating in the picturesque waters around Charleston, riding ATVs, and camping with friends.

Explore SC: A Mom’s Look At the Riverbanks Zoo

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Looking for a fun day for you and the kids? How about one that's a little educational as well? In less than two hours, you can drive to Columbia, SC, and visit the Riverbanks...

Writing My Parents’ Obituaries (Guided By My Heart)

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I've never written an obituary before. Fortunately for me, I've just never been given that task yet in my life. Both of my parents are still living, these two being the ones for which I...

Making Life’s Plans (Even When They Go Awry)

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Plan: (noun) a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something; an intention or decision about what one is going to do (Google Dictionary). My husband and I had plans for having three children, and...

Why I’m Not Celebrating My Birthday This Year (From A Depressed Mama)

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I love my birthday. Like, I love it so much. Call me selfish, but I really like celebrating myself. I always have some sort of get-together or party, and yes, I plan these parties...

Seat Belt Beans and Best Friends

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We were riding in the back of Megan’s mom’s old purplish-brown Chevy Monte Carlo. I attempted to unbuckle my seat belt so that we could go inside the restaurant for Megan's birthday dinner. But...

Pineapple Fountains and Unemployment

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I quit my job last week. Without a backup plan, without a new job in place, I just handed in my letter of resignation. I didn’t even give two weeks' notice, which I must...

You Are NOT Alone; Recognizing Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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*Trigger warning: this post discusses suicide. I must admit that when the movie “A Star Is Born” first came out in 2018 and everyone was seeing it, I didn’t jump on the viewing bandwagon. It...

Breastfeeding: As Challenging as It Is Beautiful

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“Sow.” It’s an endearing nickname I earned from my teenage sister while I was breastfeeding my second baby. You see, it fit me well because there in those postpartum moments I looked very much...

Legos In A Pandemic

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“Corona time.” I wish that was descriptive of a relaxing happy hour with a cold, lager beverage in my hand. Instead, in this day and age, “Corona time” has a much more negative connotation,...

Being the “Best Mom” While Dealing With Mental Illness

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My son made me this small drawing a few weeks ago, right around Mother’s Day. I’ve been keeping it on my desk so that I can enjoy it every day. But when I see it...