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To the Moms Who Came Before Me. . .

To the Moms Who Came Before Me. . .

Warm smells. That’s what I remember about my childhood visits to my grandparents’ house. Every morning, my grandma made me breakfast: oatmeal with a spoon full of honey and a pinch of salt. If I was lucky, I would also get a handful of fresh strawberries from Grandpa’s garden. Or perhaps a slice of Grandma’s […]

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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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More Good Road Trip {Your Stories of Kindness Needed!}

Mary Latham started a project on October 29th —the More Good Road Trip — where she is driving to every single state in the U.S. to collect stories of random acts of kindness and compiling these stories into a book she plans to donate to hospital waiting rooms. Mary arrives in Charleston this coming week and will be staying […]

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Map Needed

Ever wish someone would hand you a road map for your life? Ideally, a map that did not need an Einstein to help fold it back up! The amount of money I would pay for someone to hand me a map of my life and say, “Ok, Ali, turn right in three days and then […]

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Home Alone For The Holidays

We are a military family of five, and for the third year in a row we are staying home for Christmas (gasp). Our twins are almost 18-months-old, and no amount of money could entice me to fly with two lap babies. Also, have you seen the cost of five plane tickets over the holidays? That’s definitely […]

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