Catherine Faulkenburg

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Catherine is a native South Carolinian who has made Columbia her home. She lives in Irmo with her husband and four children. She is currently a stay at home mom. In a previous life, she taught middle school science, worked for The State Newspaper and performed various tasks at various retail establishments. Catherine is obsessed with subscription boxes, thrifting, and fitness and blogs about all of that and more at Crazyboxlady.com.

5 Things I Can’t Wait to Do When I’m Not Pregnant Anymore

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I'm not a pleasant pregnant person. Ask anyone. While I adore my kids, the process my body undergoes to produce each of these children is not something I relish. I'm currently on the home...

Tips for Shopping and Saving Money at Aldi

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Each week, Columbia SC Moms Blog features ways for you to save money in our Sunday Saver series. Looking for a way to save money on your grocery bill but don't want to clip coupons?...

10 Ways to Save Money at Target

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Each week, Columbia SC Moms Blog features ways for you to save money in our Sunday Saver series. Ah, Target ... the subject of many a suburban mom's fantasy. Mine involves a cart full of new...

Unexpected Places to Make Mama Friends

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No doubt about it, being a mama is hard work. But meeting mamas with kids who are around the same age can help lessen the burden of the day to day challenges. If you...

Meal Planning :: An Easy Way to Save Time and Money

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Whether you consider yourself to be a novice chef or a gourmet cook, planning meals in advance will save you time and money. It will also likely save your waistline; as following through with...

A Guide to Farmer’s Markets in the Midlands

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Buying local produce has never been easier with the availability of local farmer's markets. Most are held on Saturday mornings, so ice up your coffee, pack up the kids, grab a couple of reusable shopping...

Best Sweet Tea in the Columbia :: In Honor of National Iced Tea Month

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These days there's a "holiday" for everything. But considering I'm a Southerner who continues to live in the South, National Iced Tea Month is one that I'm happy to celebrate. If you order tea in...

Top 10 Things My Son Will Never Experience the Way I Did

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June is a big month for birthdays in our house! This year I will be 37, and my oldest son will be 5! In the interest of all the fun Buzzfeed quizzes and timelines...

What’s in a Name?

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Naming a baby is just the first in a long line of decisions you make for your child. And over the past five years, my husband and I have had the opportunity to name...

DIY :: Cool Off With Cold Brew Coffee

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As mentioned in a previous post, I love coffee. With the weather heating up, however, the idea of a hot cup of coffee becomes less and less appealing. I recently discovered Dunkin Donuts iced...

How I Became a Mother :: No April Foolin’

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Columbia SC Moms Blog is bringing you its latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day. Each of us has experienced a unique journey into motherhood. Some of us...

Subscription Box Gift Guide :: Ideas Moms Will LOVE on Mother’s Day

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A monthly box of goodies, just for you? The world of subscription boxes hooked me last summer as soon as my very first package arrived. As a stay at home mom with three small...
Spreading Light & Holiday Cheer :: Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) Your Family Can Do for Free | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: What Teachers REALLY Want!

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I graduated with my Master's of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina in 2003. My focus was elementary education, but I ended up in middle school and loved it. Teaching middle...

Life’s Last Great Mystery!

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Neither my husband nor myself is an only child. We are both the older sibling to a younger brother, and when we discussed having a family, there was never a question about having more...