My daughter is in first grade this year. It has been quite a transition from kindergarten, but she and I are learning to navigate it one day at a time. She is a great kid at school, but she...
As soon as I began announcing that I was expecting, one of the first statements I heard after, "Congratulations!" was, "You better start looking for a daycare." I had no idea that some daycares have lists that are TWO YEARS LONG!...
Plenty of dollars spent on toys this year and what keeps my son occupied for hours? A salad spinner. With all the sick and rainy days so far, we have spent more than enough time stuck inside. Even though...
Are they twins? This is by far the most popular question I get asked about my twin girls. I guess people do a double take and aren't sure what to think. Despite the latest CDC statistics stating there are more...
I remember being eight years old and standing outside a Publix in the sweltering Florida heat. I was trying to work up the courage to ask, "Would you like to buy some girl scout cookies?" For a shy little girl, this...
As a mom of children that range in age, it's sometimes easy to miss out on quality time with my older children, especially during the holiday season when everyone is home. Teens are independent but they still need our...
I don't know about you, but the holidays get me feeling extra crafty! Whether I'm making crafts for loved ones' holiday gifts, or just filling up those long winter days, I'm always looking for new projects to do with...
Are you ready for the holidays? The last month has been a steady bombardment of toy catalogs and festive TV commercials, so I don't exactly feel like I have a choice. My kids are getting more and more excited...
Over the weekend, my family and I went to Dave and Busters. After eating and playing a few games, we went to the counter to redeem our tickets. As I was looking for something that interested me, I came...
I have always loved the magic and joy surrounding all holidays. The way the world seems to transform, even for just a moment, into a place filled with wonder and excitement. But there's one holiday that has always held...
We’ve all heard “it takes a village” when raising a family. When I first heard this saying, I imagined a life in which I could take my newborn baby home to a house filled with relatives; aunts, cousins, and...
It's officially that time of year! The South Carolina State Fair, a local family favorite, returns October 11-22 to the Capital City! While there is lots to see and do, there's always the challenge of how to best tackle...
I know - the title already sounds harsh, and you may be tempted to not ready any further. Please do. I spend a lot of time with college students. I live with 35 of them. I teach college classes. And one...
Did you know that career prep can start as early as kindergarten? Carolus Online Academy is a new education option for South Carolina families who are looking for a learning environment that prepares their children for real-world challenges, guiding them...
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