Dear little one, I’ll be honest, I was really looking forward to your final year of preschool. This was supposed to be a transition year for you between preschool and Kindergarten. Your final year before “big kid” school. And honestly,...
“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 like a large, female swine...

The Princess Club

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“They won’t play with me, Mommy. I’m not part of their club. They say I’m not a princess and only princesses can be in The Princess Club.” Her eyes were filled with tears. After a little probing, I found out...
Being a new mom is hard. Being a new mom is even harder in a pandemic. I'm a stay-at-home mom with a one-year-old. She crawls on the ground, she puts everything in her mouth, and she's too young to wear...
crinkle toy  / Solly Baby wrap  /   bags  /  hand sanitizer spray  /  changing pad  /  blankets  /  diapers  /  wipes  /  tote I’ve always thought that organization and preparation equaled success. Well, basically every success theory I’ve ever heard can...
This morning I woke up already crabby about the day. I have work to do, a paper for my graduate program that I don’t want to write, and two little boys to keep entertained all day. I flat out...
I'm hoping other moms will be able to relate to an internal struggle I've been having as I attempt to parent my almost-three-year-old son with honesty and integrity. I don't know the proper names of construction trucks. When my son first...
With summer upon us, my twelve-year-old boy has recently taken to hibernating in his room for hours at a time. We rarely see him, although he does occasionally descend to the kitchen for food. Doritos and Oreos, mainly. I...
Last month I started a three-part series on how and why to use Calm Confidence with your teenagers. We started out by talking about what Calm Confidence is and how a conversation might go. In this part of the...
With summer comes the fun of staying up late, beach trips, and ice cream. But there’s one thing we are really trying to make sure stays a habit all year round in our house, and that is reading. It...

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Ultimate Guide to Summer

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Summer in Charleston is almost (officially) here! There are so many things to do, see, and enjoy in this wonderful city of ours. We've...