“Mom, will you play with me?” This is a question I’ve heard multiple times as soon as our son learned to talk. It’s a sincere, innocent, and simple request, yet the turmoil it creates inside me is much more complex....
My husband and I will celebrate our second wedding anniversary this month. We have been together just over three years. Our son will be one in July. Needless to say, we are learning something new about each other everyday! And...
My son's fish recently died. Well, if I'm being completely honest, my husband killed it by accident (sorry, honey!).  You see, it all started when we realized that the water in the fish tank looked a bit nasty. There was...
In less than a week, I will have a high school graduate. I remember vividly bringing her home from the hospital, and experiencing that overwhelming high that only love in its most pure form can produce. "It goes by in...
When my kids were born, I always planned to wait until they were old enough to ask me to have their ears pierced. As cute as babies look with their sparkling ears, I wanted my daughters to make the...
I’m writing this on Mother’s Day. This is my fourth Mother’s Day as a mom, and my second without my mother. My mother is living, but no longer a part of our lives. Many factors play into her absence....
Mother's Day advertisements and commercials give you the idea that it is all about flowers, gifts, and family dinners, and for some that is the case. But for many others, the focus on Mother's Day for weeks leading up...
Since becoming a mother, I have gone from working full-time, to working from home, to staying at home. And I can definitively say, it’s all hard. I never anticipated being a stay-at-home mom. I worked diligently for my bachelor’s and...
I recently came across a pin on Pinterest titled "Mother Culture: You are Mothering Wrong" and couldn't help but click on the article. To say someone is mothering wrong is definitely a title that warrants a click.  I am sure...
Disappointment was not what I sat down to write about when my 16-year-old daughter ran past me with a look of terror... Every mommy instinct I have focused on all the horrible possibilities of what might be happening as Caroline...
In the spirit of love (well, the commercialized version) I like to do a little extra for my loved ones for Valentine's Day. Now, I will admit that I have slowed down a lot since my teen has outgrown the...
My daughter just turned seven. As she gets older each year, I enjoy looking back on who she used to be and watching who she is becoming. Like how when I found out I was having a girl I...
The beeping sound from the coffee pot in the morning used to be a welcoming sound. Now, I find myself rushing over to turn it off before the sound goes off so as not to wake any sleeping children,...
The other day I saw a friend for the first time since having my baby. After the obligatory congratulating and cooing, he asked, "So how's motherhood? Loving every minute of it?" For the past nine and a half months, whenever...
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Exploring PlayMatters :: An Indoor Play Area in West Columbia

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