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happy holidays see you in 2018

Happy Holidays! See You in 2018!

Laughter, snuggles, and holiday cheer! The team at Charleston Moms Blog is currently celebrating the season with our families and friends. From December 18 – December 31, we will not be posting new content on our blog (with the exception of one or two special pieces we have planned just for you). In the meantime, we’ll […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Motherhood

‘Twas the night before motherhood, when all through the room the nurses checked the monitors and you were still in my womb. The board highlighted our one major goal, a new precious baby with a sweet little soul. Your daddy was tucked away in his hospital chair, while I waited in boredom and thought, “How […]

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Habari Gani; A Closer Look at the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

Habari Gani; A Closer Look at the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

Habari Gani? This is Swahilli for ‘What’s the news?’, a greeting that is used during the week long celebration of Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1) and is answered by stating the day’s principle. Kwanzaa celebrates, uplifts, supports, encourages, educates, and reminds us of our African heritage that sometimes gets hidden within the world we live. My […]

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Facing Cancer this Christmas

There are moments in this life that stop you in your tracks. They shift your universe and make you start evaluating everything around you. One of these moments happened to our family last month, and I am grateful that it’s given us the opportunity to look at what is important and “cut the fat” from […]

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Home for the holiday blues

Home for the Holidays Blues

I love Christmas! Christmas was, and still is, a big deal in my house. I grew up in the north. We would go and cut down our tree every year, after meticulously looking and placing random articles of clothing on various trees that were in the running. When it was time to decorate the tree, […]

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Mindfulness and the March of Time

With all the talk of Father Noel lately, I wanted to talk about another old man with a long white beard: Father Time. Often carrying an hourglass, he is the somewhat creepy personification of the constant flow of time. Otherwise known as Time Flies, the Race Against Time, Can’t We Stop Time, All in Good […]

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What happened to “It Takes A Village”?

What happened to “It Takes A Village”?

We all know that saying, “it takes a village”, mostly referring to raising kids, yet so many of us don’t actually live or practice what that saying actually means.  In many other countries, that ‘village’ is real, and they take care of each other and raise one anothers’ children. Many rural areas (not in the […]

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