There is so much value in teaching a child to be helpful to others. It helps them realize that there is more to this life than just them. It helps them learn to put someone else's needs above their...
Our kids are growing up in SUCH a different world than I did! (I know this article is likely going to really show that I am an "older" mom.) "Back in the day", as my girls say, if we...
When we first moved to our neighborhood we were the only family with small children around. At first, we thought it might be strange, but we enjoyed the quietness of living around retired adults and a few families with...
Nine months of pregnancy prepared me for the moment my son was born. I was ready for my world to change. After 28 hours of grueling labor, the doctor placed my son in my arms and nothing else mattered. What...
As I said goodbye to an acquaintance a couple of days before this dreaded "special day" coming upon me... the other person replied, "Happy Mother's Day!" She stopped herself, and as if to call herself silly she laughingly added,...

Turning 13

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My son just turned 13. Did you get teary-eyed? Shiver? Smile with bittersweet nostalgia? That number is one that every mother looks towards as a huge turning point. As if reaching that number is going to magically turn your...
Oh gosh, I can't believe I am writing this... This has been one of those topics and feelings I have kept inside for so long and I think now is a good time to get it out. So let's start this...
When our daughter was born everyone said, “Start saving for her college education now.” With 18 years ahead of us, we thought we could wait a few years before we really had to think about how we were going...
A few weeks ago I was putting my daughter to bed and before I left her room she told me she felt sad. I asked her what was making her sad, and she didn't know. She said she was...
If you have ever read anything I've written, you will see that every single day, I practice gratitude. I literally wrote the book on it. Ok, not the actual original book but I did publish a gratitude journal and now I feel...

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Guide to Cold Treats for Hot Charleston Days!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! And popsicles, smoothies, juices, or anything else that will keep us cool in the...