Ashleigh

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Ashleigh always knew she wanted to be a mom, but a stay at home mom, not so much. At 26 she found herself trading in her lipstick and high heels for Burt’s Bee’s and nursing bras. The first of their core group of friends to have kids, Ashleigh and her husband Eric strive to maintain their fun loving lifestyle while simultaneously raising their toddler daughter. Luckily, Tiny Girl is an adorable extrovert who loves getting out and about as much as her parents. On weekends you can find the threesome strolling the aisles of Target, road tripping it to Charleston, or hosting friends in Irmo for epic board game battles.

3 Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

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  A great way to teach children about the traditions and story of Hanukkah is through play and crafts. Here are three kid-friendly crafts to share the joy of Hanukkah with your children. Classic Handprint Menorah Make...

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Disney with Young Kids

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Last month my family and I made the first of what I expect will be many trips to Walt Disney World. I had only visited the World of Mouse once before, when I was...

Accidents Happen to Good Parents

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My 13 month old fell down the stairs today. I was in his sister's room, helping her dress as I heard the, "bam, bam, bam, thud" followed by quick and shriek wails. I screamed...

Advice From the Expert :: How to Choose a Moisturizer Based on Your Skin...

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As a makeup artist, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is not about makeup at all, but rather skincare. Facial moisturizer to be specific and whether or not it is necessary...

The Perfect, Easy, Inexpensive Homemade Gift :: Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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Ever since the new year began, I've been thinking of ways to make my life easier, especially when it comes to picking out the perfect present. With two kids under the age of four, I don't...

Diaper Bag Essentials for a Baby and Toddler

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When I found myself pregnant with my second child, my firstborn was 2.5 years old. One great thing about toddlerhood is not having to lug a diaper bag around with you everywhere you go. I...

“I Love Your Blue Shirt!” Learning to Accept a Compliment

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“I love your blue shirt, Mama,” she beamed as I walked in to the room. "This old thing?" I thought to myself as I quickly glanced down at the pilling cotton. What’s to love about...

Simple Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Everyday

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As you probably know, Grandparents Day was this past Sunday. As the recognitions and shout-outs filled my Facebook newsfeed, I couldn't help but reflect on my own relationships with my grandparents (and my parents...

Rosh Hashanah :: Sweet Recipes for a Sweet New Year

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In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year ”although the holiday is typically spent very differently than January 1. There is, however, some similarity between the Jewish...

“Okay, You Feed Him Then!” – 10 Witty Comebacks if Harassed for Breastfeeding in...

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I have had a love/hate relationship with public breastfeeding. I love being able to breastfeed my infant son, but I hate that nursing in public still has a stigma attached. I have nursed all over...

A Summertime Favorite :: Blueberry Dump Cake

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There are two kinds of people in this world, the eat dessert for breakfast kind and everyone else. I am of the first variety. I could, and would if calories didn't count, eat something...

Bump Diaries :: Month 9 {Baby Boy Arrives!}

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Welcome to Bump Diaries – a new series on Columbia SC Moms Blog! One of our contributors is expecting, and here she will share her journey – the good AND the ugly – with all of...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For the New Dad

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Father's Day is right around the corner -- this Sunday, June 21 -- and I for one want to get something super special for my husband. The poor guy had emergency back surgery two...

Bump Diaries :: Month 8

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Welcome to Bump Diaries – a new series on Columbia SC Moms Blog! One of our contributors is expecting, and here she will share her journey – the good AND the ugly – with all of...