Ayana Nell

Ayana is a stay-at-home mom to Leopold (2) and will add a baby girl to the mix this September. Born in Arizona but raised in Columbia, Ayana has had plenty of time to adjust to the heat and humidity, but can still be heard complaining about it all summer long. She has always taken an interest in all things baby and toddler, so all bets are off now that she has children of her own. Some of her interests include pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum (being a doula is on her to-do list) as well as baby clothes and gear. This passion mixed with having a tiny test subject led Ayana to start her own mommy blog, Little Prince Leopold. It is there and on her Instagram that she spends her free time talking about the latest and greatest in the kid world, as well as giving her opinions, advice, and firsthand experience on all things baby related. Ayana also loves reading (although she never makes time for it anymore), travel, Harry Potter, musicals, and watching Netflix in the evenings with her husband James and their dogs, Niko and Rahksi.

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Mom Resolutions for the New Year

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Simple Holiday Crafts for Toddlers

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Quinn’s Cookies Lactation Cookie Review (+ Special Offer!)

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An Insider’s Guide to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens

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Pregnancy vs. Pregnancy With a Toddler | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Pregnancy vs. Pregnancy With a Toddler

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