Category: Mom To Mom

Characters Causing All Kinds of Commotion

By Jennie Montgomery   It was Kids Night at Lake Olmstead. The WJBF News Team was passing out Frisbees at the GreenJackets  gate. Even the Super Heroes, like Superman, Spiderman and Captain America joined us. The Hulk was standing beside me. (I quite liked it! One of the rare times I found myself standing beside a figure that made me look “petite!”) Sports Director Matt Zahn’s two little kids walked up. Two-year old Zach was excited…until The Hulk moved toward him. That small gesture set off a meltdown you could hear clear on the other side of Lake Olmstead....

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Ahhhh…Spring Break!

By Jennie Montgomery   I loved Spring Break trips when I was in college and have so many fun memories! The much-anticipated week always came at exactly the right time.   My own college kids seem to really enjoy the Spring Break memories they’re making, too. I’ve noticed, though, with each passing year fewer pictures are posted on social media. Hmmm…maybe that’s a good thing! As long as they’re making decent choices, I figure they’ve earned that week to kick back, forget about their classes and deadlines and just have fun. That Zack surely knows how to work it!...

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Helmet Head at Hilton Head

By Jennie Montgomery   It’s funny how one quick glimpse of an image can bring back memories that have been stored away for years. I was dodging-darting lane changers and drifting semis on I-85 in Charlotte, when I saw an SUV with bikes attached to the back. Instantly I felt a thud in the middle of my back…a phantom thud, if you will. That family with bikes looked beach-bound for spring break; I was getting my college freshman for spring break. Those bikes + Sky Baby = Hilton Head Island. When our kids were little, we spent lots of...

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Mom’s Movie Screening

By Jennie Montgomery   “Zack, please come back!” It was the third time we’d called our son/resident I.T. guy into our room to help us troubleshoot the Apple TV.   “Really, guys?” I could hear him thinking. Patience isn’t one of his gifts… and he was clearly running out of what little he had when it came to technology and his folks. We’re in the midst of our annual rush to see the top Oscar-nominated films before the Academy Awards, and it’s getting easier and cheaper because we can watch many of them now without even leaving the house....

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