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6 months old puppy

Bringing Home Baby to Our Big Dog

Like many of you, our first baby was a fur baby. And we were in love. So when we got pregnant with our son, I was a bit apprehensive. Would our human baby like our fur baby? And vice versa? There were a lot of other voices that chimed into the conversation as well. Friends […]

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Twin Mama, Plus One

My favorite shirt says “twin mama plus one.”  When my daughter was four-and-a-half-years-old, we welcomed twin boys into our family. I wouldn’t change a thing about how our family was completed, but overnight our lives went from manageable to chaos the moment we became outnumbered. The plus one part of parenting multiples makes things a […]

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The good, the bad, and the sandy; a review of Charleston area beaches

The Good, the Bad, and the Sandy: A review of Charleston Area Beaches

I am definitely an ocean girl. By far, the beach is my happy place. Moving to the Charleston area two years ago, I was excited to explore the many beaches around. I wondered which ones are the most secluded, which ones attract the most tourists, and which ones, if any, to avoid. After careful review, […]

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Over time, this view became commonplace (craziness!)!

Lucky and Thankful

Isn’t it amazing how we become so used to things in our everyday life? If you’re like me, you probably go through the day from one scheduled commitment to the next, but don’t really take the time to appreciate the things that happen or exist along the way to make it all possible.  Years ago, […]

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How to Take on Life

How to Take on Life

Listen, we have all done it. I mean, we are all moms here, right? You look at that fancy mom, you know the one…hair fixed, makeup on, perfectly dressed children who would never dare to spit up on her, and she looks like she has it all under control and we think to ourselves, “How […]

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Strategies to Prepare Elementary School Children for Standardized Testing

Strategies to Prepare Elementary School Children for Standardized Testing

As a mom and an educator, I often have test anxiety for students around the Lowcountry. From an educational standpoint, testing is one measure of how state academic standards were taught and how students were able to take this information and apply it to an assessment. There is an important balance of preparing students for […]

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