For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire


New Year's Eve with or without kids

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:43pm

How do you plan to spend New Year's eve? Do you include your kids in your plans? Hire a sitter and go out? Or keep it low-key and stay in?

In the past our family has chosen either to stay home or to celebrate with extended family. Typically when we stay home we do not let our kids (8, 6, and 3) stay up. It's just more trouble than it's worth for us as they tend to be cranky and whiny the next day due to a lack of sleep. And I really dislike spending New Year's Day with cranky and whiny.

Dealing with the Newtown, CT school shooting

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 9:45am

I'm wondering how many parents discussed the Newtown, CT school shooting with their children this weekend and how many chose not to. It's a tricky subject, and I know parents on both sides. Some feel the kids need to know; others want to shelter them.

Personally, I was not too motivated to discuss the incident with my kids. What do you say? Will they be overcome with fear? But when I saw my 8-year-old reading the Wall Street Journal for the first time ever because she noticed the headline, I knew there would be no sheltering.

Ice skating adventure brings out the personalities

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:41am

Our family went ice skating this week at the Civic Center's annual Skate Fest. We try to go every year, and little by little the kids are making progress in their skating skills. With three kids, I'm fascinated to see how their personality differences are highlighted by such a “risky” activity.

Birthday Bowling Parties at Station 300, Bluffton SC

by AuPairCareMom on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 4:12pm

Did you know that Station 300 in Bluffton throws childrens birthday parties ? They do EVERYTHING !!! All you do is walk in and enjoy yourself. We booked a party for our son, it came with 2 hours of bowling and shoes, pizzas, pitchers of sodas, and cupcakes that all of the kids got to decorate themselves. We had our own party host who decorated for us. It was so much fun, they had the lazer lights and music videos going too. I can't wait to do this again, I think we spent around $200 for 10 kids ! This was one of the funnest and easist parties I have ever thrown or been to !

My son's enthusiastic support of the school book fair

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 2:56pm

I took my three children to the school book fair this week, allowing them each to pick out books within a budget. After browsing the shelves for a while, my daughter and my 3-year-old were finished so we were just waiting for my 6-year-old son to finalize his decisions.

JumpBunch classes in Richmond Hill

by jkapheim on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:47am

Hey Richmond Hill Moms!!


Come join us for a FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS at Coastal Community Christian Church on Ford Ave.  Thursday Dec 6th at 9:00 am

We are offering an 8 week session of Fun and Fitness beginning Dec 13th through Jan 31st!! 

We introduce your child to sports and fitness in a hands-on, non competitive setting each week we offer a different sports activity!  We provide all the equipment your child needs! 

When empty plastic pots are not what they seem

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:11am

Recently, my kids had been playing in the backyard for a while and it was time to come in. I looked to see what they had been up to, and puzzled over all the empty plastic pots seemingly tossed around the yard. What was the sense of that?

When I asked for the pots to be picked up my 6-year-old son strongly protested. That's when I was informed, “Those aren't just pots. They're frog traps.” Oh. Silly me!

The parenting marathon

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:36pm

Parenting is like a marathon... an ongoing, sometimes strenuous, step-by-step pushing on toward a distant goal over the horizon. We parents must continually persevere in our efforts to discipline, inspire, and instruct our little people to become the responsible and amazing people they can be.

The mysterious entertainment value of an ottoman

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 9:52pm

Today I thought I would rearrange some furniture in my house. Nothing major – just a couple of ottomans. So I moved one ottoman in front of the sofa in the living room as a kind of casual take on a coffee table that doubles as extra seating. I wasn't entirely sold on the idea, but thought it would be good to give it a test run.

The value of one-on-one time with the kids

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 10:01pm

This past weekend my husband and daughter went on a Girl Scouts Father-Daughter camp-out. It was a bit unusual for our family to split up like that, but it turned out to be a pleasant treat as I spent time with the two boys and my husband and daughter had their fun time together.

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