Alexa Bigwarfe

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Alexa Bigwarfe is a mother to 3 wildlings who keep her on her toes. She is an advocate, activist, speaker, author & author coach, publisher, and podcaster. Her writing career began after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old and she turned to writing for healing. Since then, she has used her writing platform for advocacy and activism to support mothers, children, and marginalized voices. She began a nonprofit, Sunshine After the Storm, to provide support, care, healing retreats, and grief recovery to mothers in their most difficult time. She is the creator and co-host of the Lose the Cape podcast, which features moms working to make a difference in their children's lives and has co-authored and published four volumes under the Lose the Cape brand. Her primary business is Write|Publish|Sell, a company dedicated to shepherding authors through the massive process of writing and publishing their books like a pro. She owns her own publishing house, Kat Biggie Press, and a children's book publishing company, Purple Butterfly Press - both dedicated to bringing stories of hope, inspiration, encouragement, and girl-power to the world. Learn more at alexabigwarfe.com.

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Independence Day :: A Veteran {Mom’s} Perspective

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Blueberry Picking Patches Around Columbia

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How to Survive an Election Year and Keep Your Friends and Family

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Facebook is tough these days.  It only takes a quick scroll to get my fears heightened to a level that has literally caused my blood pressure to rise over the last year. Three minutes on...

“No” Is a Complete Sentence

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Honoring Veterans

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Don’t Try to Fix Her, Try Listening Instead

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From the Teacher’s Desk :: Preparing for Kindergarten

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7 Tips for Creating Your Own At-Home Summer Camp

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Easy Treats and Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day

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DIY No Sew St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt (or Onesie)

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I am by no means a "crafty" person, so if I could pull this St. Patrick's Day shirt off, I am quite certain just about anyone can! It's really very easy, and you need...
How to Honor Our Veterans, Today and Everyday | Columbia SC Moms Blog

How to Honor Our Veterans, Today and Everyday

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I have started and erased so many paragraphs in this post. I thought it would be an easy to write, being a veteran myself. But in fact, it's one of the hardest posts I've...

Halloween Safety Tips :: Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween

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