Hannah Gunning

Hannah is the Marketing Coordinator for Columbia Mom, as well as a contributing writer. She is a former full-time working turned work-at-home/homeschooling mom. She lives in Irmo with her husband and two young daughters, along with a very energetic Yorkie. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Marketing and Management, and spent some of her time at USC as a political cartoonist for The Gamecock, the university’s newspaper. She is passionate about writing, painting, social justice, coffee, and raising strong women. You can also find her writing at Her View From Home, as well as her blog, Palindromic Musings, where she writes about living with and navigating through grief.

Ultimate Guide to Winter Holiday Camps Around Columbia

Winter Break will be here before you know it, which means it's time to start thinking about how your children will be spending the days while they're out of school! Whether you need to...

5 Reasons Your Child (And You) Will Love Columbia Arts Academy!

I was a proud band kid growing up. I tried the flute at 11 years old, and totally fell in love with it. Looking back, some of my best memories and friendships were created...
5 Must-See Padded Outdoor Playgrounds Around Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Must-See Padded Outdoor Playgrounds Around Columbia

The only thing better than playground time with your kids is padded playground time with your kids. I love whoever came up with the idea to add rubber flooring to outside spaces. Our children...
Guide to Breweries and Brew Pubs in the Midlands

Guide to Breweries and Brew Pubs in the Midlands

Been wanting to try out some of the many breweries popping up in and around Columbia? Check out our guide to the Midland's great local breweries and brew pubs! Hunter-Gatherer There are now two locations for...
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Winter Survival Tips :: Fun Indoor Activities for Kids

Anyone else ready for spring yet? Because my children and I are seriously over being stuck inside. These crazy cold (at least for South Carolina) winter days need to go.  In the meantime we all...
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Moms | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Moms

New year, new me, right? Not so fast. I love the idea of resolutions, but I'm raising small people, and some days my biggest self-improvement goal is to remember why I walked into a...
Giving Back for the Holidays :: How to Make Your Donation Count | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Giving Back for the Holidays :: How to Make Your Donation Count

This time of year is a great opportunity to make sure we are giving back and helping other families in our community that need our support. One of the best ways to do this...

10 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at the SC State Fair

It’s that time of year again! One of the Midlands’ most anticipated events, the South Carolina State Fair opens their gates this Wednesday, October 11 and runs through Sunday, October 22. If you are a newcomer to the State Fair,...
The Easiest and Best Choice for New Home Flooring | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Satisfaction Guaranteed! The Easiest and Best Choice for New Home Flooring

My husband and I have been considering upgrading the flooring in part of our home for a few years. We have casually shopped for hardwood flooring (or wood-look) and new carpet for our bedroom....

The Gifts That Grandparents Give Us

I have never really had a relationship with any of my grandparents. All but one of them are gone now, and I can't help but feel the holes left by their absence, especially when...
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Solar Eclipse 2017 :: 10 Ideas for Homeschoolers

I am a big science geek. And as a homeschooling parent, I have been given a huge gift that happens to coincide with my children's first day of school. The 2017 total solar eclipse...

Xennial in the Middle :: The Microgeneration

"Hey you guuuuuuuys!" I learned a new word this week, and if you were born between 1977 and 1983 like I was, definitely keep reading.  I first heard the word "Xennial" the other day, and it...
A Thank You to the Mom Who Was a Village | Columbia SC Moms Blog

A Thank You to the Mom Who Was a Village

So by now, many of us have read about the woman who called out a few teenagers in Target for mocking a man who had suffered from head trauma. This woman is a great example...
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9 Lessons From a No-Longer-New-to-Homeschool Mom

In just a few short weeks I will be the mother of a third grader. I'm still not sure how she got to be so old so quickly, but one of my joys in...