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Vacation with a Purpose {Fathom: Impact + Travel}

{Disclaimer:  Charleston Moms Blog has partnered with Fathom to bring you this post, but all of the opinions are ours!} Whenever my family plans a vacation, we often spend a long time discussing where we actually want to visit and what we want to do in our time away.  Some family members want nothing more […]

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Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Many of us get wrapped up in our own family’s needs/wants during the holiday season.  We may forget to acknowledge others who are less fortunate.  The holidays are a time of teaching our children what is really important, giving and opening our hearts to others.  All you have to do is look in your backyard, […]

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Not Just Turkey

Not Just Turkey and Trimmings

What does Thanksgiving mean to you and yours? Do you find yourself going through the motions during the holidays? Does it feel mundane, or are you overwhelmed? Do you feel that you or your family have forgotten the real meaning of Thanksgiving? Since my family and I have moved to beautiful Charleston, we are not […]

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Which Mom Are You?

As I sit here at almost nine o’clock at night, putting my feet up for the first time today, I automatically focus on my throbbing calves, the utter sense of exhaustion and the impending question, “Am I a good mommy?” My mind begins to wonder… Ever since I have been blessed with the title of […]

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Little Lights in the Dark {Random Acts of Kindness}

 As my children grow older, I find myself trying to explain the sad and painful parts of life. I know they are looking to me to show them how to respond to difficult moments. I try to put things into perspective for them in ways they can understand while still respecting their abilities to process […]

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Grandparents’ Day Should Be Every Day

“Nana, Gran, Mimi, Grandpa, Chief” – the grandparent names are endless. Whatever they are called, there are no such people quite like grandparents. Grandparents’ Day this year falls on Sunday, September 13. It always falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day and is a day that celebrates the wonderful grandparents out there. A housewife […]

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