Carey Shofner

Carey Shofner
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Originally from Indiana, Carey moved to South Carolina in 2009. She and her husband, Brett, met during college at USC and now reside in Forest Acres. She is an elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home mom to their wonderful baby boy. After struggling with infertility for years, their son, Milo, joined their family in November of 2017 through the beautiful gift of adoption. Carey enjoys writing and crafting in her spare time and even has a small Etsy shop and personal blog, both named Simply Shofner. Coffee and cats are her love language and she's passionate about adoption, education and social justice issues. She would describe herself as your totally basic, semi-crunchy, hot mess mom who loves strolling the aisles of Target and play dates at Starbucks.

Children’s Books to Celebrate National Adoption Month

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Our Adoption Story Our adoption journey began in 2017 after two years of trying to conceive a child biologically. Adoption was always a way that my husband and I had talked about building our family,...
My Subchorionic Hemorrhage Story | Columbia Mom

My Subchorionic Hemorrhage Story

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Bleeding during pregnancy is always scary. No matter how much or how often or when it occurs. When I was just shy of 14 weeks, I had my first experience with a Subchorionic Hemorrhage...

My High Tech Pregnancy :: Our Embryo Adoption Story

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When you think of your journey to becoming pregnant, technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind. In my case though, it was the necessary component needed to get as far...

Milk Sharing :: Our Journey Using Donated Breast Milk

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Our Milk Sharing Story There are a few different scenarios that might cause a family to seek out donor breast milk for their baby. A mother might have a medical condition that prevents her from...
5 Kids Books to Celebrate Pride Month

5 Kids Books to Celebrate Pride Month

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As many of us know, June is Pride Month. Pride month was created to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969. During the month of June we celebrate the contributions of the...

5 Date Night Ideas For Any Type of Dad

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Father's Day is almost upon us and if you're anything like me you're scrambling at the last minute to come up with an awesome gift idea. My husband doesn't so much enjoy gifts as...

My First Few Months as a Foster Parent

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When we told our families that we were going to become foster parents they had concerns. For starters, Milo wasn’t even a year old when we started the process. We knew it would take...
My Infertility is Bittersweet | Columbia SC Moms Blog

My Infertility is Bittersweet

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It's National Infertility Awareness Week and I figured, what better time to take a moment and unpack my feelings towards my infertility. Honestly, I haven't really thought about it a lot since I became a...
5 Read Alouds You & Your Kids Will Love | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Read Alouds You & Your Kids Will Love

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If you're a parent of a school-aged child then you know that last week was Read Across America Week. For those of you who don't have school-aged kiddos, Read Across America Week coincides with Dr. Suess'...
When is the Right Time for Baby #2? | Columbia SC Moms Blog

When is the Right Time for Baby #2?

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Lately, I've been asking myself ... am I ready for another baby? Truth 1: I find myself mindlessly doodling baby names in the margins of my planner.  Truth 2: I have been caught wandering the baby aisles...

5 Simple Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

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  Everyone loves a handmade gift for special holidays, but it can be an overwhelming task to take on. Below are five super easy and inexpensive crafts you can tackle with your toddler to create those perfect...

8 Children’s Books Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

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The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated annually during the month of January. Schools usually do special units around him and the entire civil rights movement. Some schools even host...
Navigating the Holidays with Family | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Navigating the Holidays with Family

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If you’re anything like me then the moment that ring was slid onto your finger you began to envision and plan for the perfect wedding day. You daydreamed about the ins and outs of...
10 Unique Gift Ideas For Your Secret Santa | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 Unique Gift Ideas For Your Secret Santa

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The holidays are here and I don't know about you, but my Secret Santa list is getting longer and longer. Don't get me wrong … I love Secret Santa gift exchanges. Like weirdly love...