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7 Steps to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a special year as it is the first in a child’s formal education. Yes, kindergarten is a time to learn academic skills in the classroom, but there is also a great deal...

Maintaining Friendships With Non-moms

I was processing with my therapist recently about how some of my friendships have faded away as friends have grown into motherhood alongside others, but without me. I don’t assume it’s necessarily intentional. I...

Don’t Let Their Childhood Pass You By

Dear Mommas, It is happening. It is here; we are in it. We are walking beside our children as they live their childhoods -- letting go a little more each day. It is not slowing...

Do I Love My Biological Child More Than My Foster Children?

*Thank you to Ashley Simpson for this guest article. After nearly a dozen teenagers, I found myself becoming a mom in a brand-new way as I stared at the two pink lines on my pregnancy...
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A New Chapter in Motherhood

*Thank you so much to Jen Savage for this guest article. Writing used to be my lifeline. Early in motherhood as I was trying to make sense of all the big feelings and the new emotions,...
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Amber Heard Doesn’t Represent Me

*Thank you so much to Lydia Bracken for this guest article. There are a ridiculous amount of articles and media stories right now about how Amber Heard losing the trial against Johnny Depp is a...

5 Critical Skills to Save Your Life with “SASS Go”

*Thank you so much to Lauren Lamendola for this guest post and for contributing this important information.  Picture a room full of women sitting quietly with their eyes closed. “Raise your hand if you or...

Six of the Best Indie Book Stores in Charleston

Charleston is seriously one of my favorite cities in the country. There are amazing restaurants, a plethora of historical sites, plenty to do for kids, beautiful wildlife, a variety of pristine beaches, and so...

Taking Care of Nature, Starting in Your Own Backyard

*Thank you to BeBe Harrison for this guest post! As a working mom of three, 2020 meant a lot of redefining. Redefining school. Work. Vacations and family time. For many families, it’s also meant redefining...

I’m Pregnant and Still Want to Workout – Now What?

*Thank you to Tina Plemmons for this guest post! **Disclaimer: This is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor with any medical questions. Congratulations - you’re growing a tiny human! Whether this is...