Elizabeth Fager

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Elizabeth is a South Carolina native who has lived in the Lowcountry, Midlands, and Upstate. She grew up in Greenville but has called the Midlands home since 2004. Elizabeth attended USC and graduated in 2013 with a degree in English Literature. She met her husband, Matt, in 2009 and they married in 2016. Her daughter Molly was born in July of 2019. After college, she had administrative jobs until transitioning to a stay-at-home mom once Molly was born. When needed she helps her husband run his business where he refinishes and installs hardwood flooring. Their rescue dog, Beatrice, has been part of the family for 11 years. They enjoy many trips to Riverbanks Zoo and the great parks in the Irmo area. A fun fact about Elizabeth is she has played bagpipes for 20 years. She has played at all types of events ranging from parades and weddings to Carolina and Clemson football games. Currently, her main hobby is watching Netflix after her daughter goes to bed as well as the occasional trip to Target by herself.

My Experience With IUD Contraception

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By now I would think all women taking, or of age to take, contraceptives have heard ads for IUDs or Intrauterine Devices. The little pieces of plastic or copper that go into the uterus...

Reflections on Mother’s Day :: Why I Felt Lonely This Year

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Mother's Day can be tough to celebrate when you are the parent of small children; children not old enough to know what Mother's Day is, or to do anything without the help of another...

I Let My Toddler Color Her Hair

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I know the title of this post sounds crazy, but it is true! Let me explain... On a couple of occasions, I have allowed my toddler, who is almost three years old, to have temporary bright...

My Experience With De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

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A common injury that can occur among new mothers, known as De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, is a painful condition in the wrist(s) caused by tendons in the thumbs. Unusual repetitive positions and movements (such as...

Embracing My Early Thirties

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I turned 31 this year. 31. I'm really in my thirties now y'all! When I turned 30 it was a little odd. It felt foreign not being in my twenties anymore. It felt like I "really"...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Granby Grill

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If you are looking for a locally-owned place to grab some delicious food and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere then check out Granby Grill! Granby Grill offers a wide selection of beers, burgers, and really good...

Our First Family Road Trip (And the Last for at Least 3 More Years)

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We recently took our first (and last ... at least for a while) family road trip. I would like to preface this post by bringing up an important point - my husband and I were...

A Day Trip to the Greenville Zoo

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If you're looking for a fun place that's an easy drive from Columbia, look no further than Greenville, SC! (Ok, I am originally from Greenville so I will admit I am a little biased.) My...

The Sweetness of a Toddler

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Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking of all the sweet moments that I've been having with my 23-month-old daughter. I’ve been very present in those tender moments with her when she gives...

The Power of Therapy

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I am a HUGE supporter of going to therapy. Like, I always suggest to someone to go to therapy if it seems like they need a listening ear. I have been attending therapy sessions...

Normal Phase or Actual Obsession?

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So it's totally normal for my child to be obsessed with the movie Frozen, right? Like utterly obsessed?! "Anna, Elsa, Olaf" are the first words out of her mouth as soon as she is awake. She...

I Felt so Much More Confident When my Child was a Newborn

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had lots of fears and doubts (mostly about childbirth). Childbirth always frightened me. Growing up, your mom or other women you know spoke about pregnancy and...