Thank you to Emily Jordan for this guest post about ways to have meaningful conversations with your pre-teen!  I can still see it clear as day: hopping into the front seat of my mom’s car after school, tossing my backpack...
So I did a thing last month. I hosted a sleepover for my daughter’s eighth birthday. And let me just say . . . it didn’t go as I had imagined. It was absolutely insane. Seriously. And so, as a...
Recently, I went to my ten-year-old daughter’s fundraising fun-run at school. She begged me to come, tearing up at the mere thought that I wouldn’t be there. I wrangled some time off from work and showed up at the...
A few (no longer a "couple") of decades ago my mom gave me blanket permission to use her as an excuse. If I did not want to go somewhere with my friends, all I had to say was "my...
I hear it . . . the grumblings of the parents. These kids think they have somehow fooled us all. VSCO girls and E Girls and the factions in-between. I mean really??? They are too young for Clueless and...
Live your life as an experiment. Adopt an attitude of, “I’m not sure what will help in this situation, but I’m going to experiment and try this.”  Sometimes the result will be, “Wow, did that ever not work!” But,...
  Last night as I tucked my son into bed he looked at me and asked, “Since school is over, how will I see my friends? Will they come to my new school?” I took a deep breath and waited...
This year marks a new season for our family. Our youngest is joining her older siblings in full time school and my emotions are all over the place. All last year I was brimming with excitement at the thought...
On the eve of your sixth birthday, I look back only in fondness at the last five years and feel amazement and wonder at the beautiful girl you have become.  It seems not that long ago you were my little...

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I asked my nine-year-old how long he thought was adequate for screen time. Without missing a beat he answered, “Four hours.” I asked my twelve-year-old what he thought, but he was on his phone with his headphones on and...

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Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Charleston

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