October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
October in Columbia is full of fun – from pumpkin patches to hayrides, Halloween events, storytimes, art activities, outdoor events, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check...
I feel like loose change. Middle-aged loose change. It’s not great. It’s a really weird time in my life right now. I’m kind of in a holding pattern and I need to stay here for a minute, and it’s...
It has been so long since I've written. I used to write all the time. I have 17 diaries in a secret place to prove how much I love to write. However, I find that as I get older...

Better You Than Me

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I knew it was about to happen again. I could feel eyes staring at me. It's as if I have this Matrix like ability to predict what will occur within minutes of this feeling. As I casually picked through the produce at...
There is a difficult word I am learning in this season of life, with two active children and both my husband and myself involved in various work and ministry activities. No. I am normally a pretty easygoing person. I am also...
“I’m not ready!” I cried as I sat realizing our little bundle of joy was for sure on his way. Today was my due date and my husband and I just finished a 2-mile walk. “First babies never come on...
I’m 25 years old. My husband and I have been married for three years. We have an awesome two-year-old named Gatlin who is the light of our lives. If I had a penny for every time someone said some...
Times are different then they used to be, and as a parent I try to compromise as much as I can with my children. Growing up my mom kept us safe but she allowed us to do things she...
Parenting comes along with a multitude of decisions; big and small. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a working parent is deciding who will care for your child. Ask any parent what their top stressors are and...
Back to school shopping can feel like a race. Between getting the necessary supplies, dealing with crowds and other parents stressing over last minute supplies, and then scrambling to buy that thing you either couldn't find or forgot about,...
When most people think of July holidays, Independence Day naturally comes to mind, but there's a lesser-known holiday that is very important to our family: July 24 is National Cousins Day. As I'm writing this post, I'm listening to my...
I have had at least one toddler at my house for the past five years. Five years! That's a lot! Toddlerhood is the age comprised between one and three years old. And while I love all the wittiness, the innocence,...
When my husband and I first started talking about having children, he told me that it was very important to him that they spend their first few years at home with a parent instead of in a daycare. I...
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Exploring PlayMatters :: An Indoor Play Area in West Columbia

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Whether you are looking for a place to escape the rain or heat, or don’t feel like hosting another playdate in your own home,...

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