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Seismic Shifts

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Do you measure your life in befores and afters? Like before marriage and after? Before kids and after? Or, the most recent, before COVID and after?  Some shifts are planned. You KNOW your life will change drastically when the shift...
Teenagers are notorious for trying to duck out of quality family time. Am I right? Time spent with friends seems to take precedence over time spent with anyone who shares the same address as them. It's not a bad...
I can honestly say that navigating my kids’ friendships is wearing me out. The shifting tides of affections and aversions has me both captivated and exhausted. It’s like having a front-row seat at a pint-sized soap opera. My kids are...
I consider myself a staunch opponent when something is not right. I will not shy away from a fight, even one that seems unwinnable. When we purchased a refrigerator, and the ice machine broke shortly after purchase and could...
My first child started kindergarten a few years ago. Although he was ready, it ripped my heart a bit. I, like many other moms, felt nauseated like my whole stomach was in knots before the first day. I wrote a...
Don't Stress: Kindergarten Should be Fun! Are you considering kindergarten options for your child? If so, you probably have a ton of questions. At Mason Prep, we have spoken with many kindergarten parents over the years, and their questions mainly...
“One of the most important things that parents can do is listen to their children.” When it comes to your child’s mental health, “listen,” says Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s Dr. Maggie Wilkes. In an age of increased social media use, decreased...
My daughter is my firstborn, she has been my sidekick since she was born. For several years it was just her and I and we struggled but together we could tackle anything. From the day she was born, we...
We hear about empty nesters - parents whose children have left home for college - but we don't often hear about the strange empty space left behind when you suddenly have all your children in school. I am far from...
Back to school is upon us! Whether your kiddo is having some separation anxiety or is nervous about starting at a new school, these books will help calm their nerves! Here are some of our favorite books for younger...

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Weekend Events for Kids

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There are lots of great events for kids happening around Charleston this weekend! What's going on your calendar? *Please note – While we make every...