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Happy Trails; Tips for a Successful Journey Into Nature With Kids

Nature and an unpredictable toddler can blaze a trail of impending doom, but that bold leaping, hopping, skipping running stroll into the forest is worth it. There is learning around every corner. There are endless sights, colors and opportunity for exploration. A hike through a child’s eyes makes every leaf, pine cone and squirrel much […]

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February Finances: How to Save For Your Child’s College Education

February Finances: How to Save For Your Child’s College Education

*Special thanks to Laura Heape Brisson for writing this guest post on a very important topic for all families! Move over Valentine’s Day. The flowers and cards were nice, but don’t forget that February is also Financial Aid Awareness Month. No matter how old your children are, if you’re a parent like me then terms […]

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2017 Dream Guide

2017 Dream Guide

Jennie Allen is an author that I follow on Instagram. Right after Christmas she posted that she and her husband were working on their 2017 Dream Guide. This is something that she came up with and shared with her followers on her blog (jennieallen.com/blog). It’s a free resource to help organize and actually put your […]

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Thank you for bedtime

Thank You For Bedtime

I’m not really sure how we fell into the pattern, but when we are both home and available, my husband and I divvy up the bedtime routines. And somehow, he usually ends up putting the girls {who are five and seven} to bed, while I put “the baby” (who is two) down. I’m sure our […]

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March for Babies

March for Babies

Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies But it doesn’t have to be.  When you join March for Babies  and raise money, you’re supporting programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and funding research to find causes and way to prevent premature birth. South Carolina has one of the highest premature birth rates […]

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Make Today Count

Make This Day Count

Everyday I wake up planning to go for a run. Having just completed my first half-marathon a few weeks ago, I am now considered a runner. I know my body needs exercise, but my brain can’t quite handle it. I know I should do it first thing in the morning, yet I just can’t bring […]

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