I am a full-time working mom of a toddler. And that's just the beginning of things to describe me. I am a stepmom to two teenage girls, wife of a busy and active rugby player/working dad, middle child, assistant...
You may have heard of Attachment Parenting. It made a big splash a few years ago, notably on a Time magazine cover "Are You Mom Enough?" with a mom breastfeeding her three-year-old pictured.  I'll admit, I'm became an attachment parent...
I had a baby almost four months ago. He’s our second child. I'm now a mom of two. And, of course, I thought "my husband and I have done this before and no little four pound baby will rule...
The start of daylight saving time may be one of my favorite times of year. There is so much excitement in the spring, with the promise of longer days, warmer weather and the eventual slow down into sweet summertime,...
Sometimes it’s hard to be sandwiched in between two siblings who both require a lot of time and attention in completely different ways. The oldest needing to be out the door at the crack of dawn in order to get...
As we find ourselves entering another new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we will navigate things as a family.  My girls got some building blocks for Christmas and needless to say, we’ve been building a lot of...
For the holidays, my husband and I decided to embark on a 23-hour (plus stops) drive with our kids to visit family. While it was an extensive road trip and we didn’t know what to expect out of the...
One of my goals this time last year was to read 24 books. So I would basically read two books each month. Not only did I reach my goal but I surpassed it. But if I'm being honest, I...
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...
It is my oldest daughter’s senior year in high school. We’re inching towards the end of it. What we’ve all been working for is happening. And I find myself staring at her a lot lately. Well... if I'm going...
This is the fifth Christmas that I'm spending with my kids post-divorce. Is it a difficult time of year sometimes? Yes. Is it more about presence than presents? Absolutely. Of course, it is. But do I have presents under...
One of my parenting goals is to raise grateful children. My daughters are fortunate to know many special people and be blessed with privileges, gifts, and abilities. My hope is that they come to not only appreciate all that...
I’ve just recently come to accept that holidays look a little different for our family. I think in years past I tried really hard to force a “normal” holiday experience but always came away discouraged. I wanted my child...
Before I had children, I was always a little sad about the end of Daylight Savings Time every fall. Going to work and leaving work in the dark always seemed a little depressing. Turns out, many adults feel the...
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Ultimate Guide to Summer Reading Programs Around Columbia

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Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do...