Katrina Siron

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Katrina is a mom of three great kids and has been married to her first love for nearly 10 years. She’s grateful to have a job that allows her the flexibility to both work from home some days and in the office others. On the surface, Katrina is pretty crunchy – she loves breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, natural birth, and homeschooling — but still loves her stroller, having her kids in their own beds at some point, her epidural was fantastic, and she’ll be sending the kids through public school. Most of all she loves the fact that we have all these choices, which makes life interesting! One of her favorite experiences was moving to Japan in 2002 to live as an adult dependent with their USMC family. It was an amazing experience, and if it weren’t for that, she probably wouldn’t ever have met my husband.

Congaree Swamp and National Park :: Fun, Family Hike

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I've been meaning to take my kids out to Congaree Swamp since last summer, but it seemed so far away from where we live in Lexington. But after trekking out to the Timmerman Trail,...

Let’s Hit the Trails :: Top 10 Kid-Friendly Hiking Spots Around Columbia

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The Midlands is home to a surprising number of family-friendly hiking trails. This fun, inexpensive, and educational hobby is a great way to wear your kids out after school or on the weekend. Some of...

Menstrual Cups :: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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I didn't know I was a crunchy mom until I had my first baby, and somehow breastfeeding and babywearing led me down a cloth diaper path, and before I knew it, that was just...

Tired of Being Famously Hot? Let’s Go Chase Waterfalls!

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There's definitely no shortage of things to do in the Midlands to cool off during the hot summer months. We've got Lake Murray and Lake Wateree nearby, splash pads, pools, and a handful of...

Let’s Get Back to Nature :: Swimming Holes and Other Water Fun Around Columbia!

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Like any southern mama, I spend the summer with my kids with two goals in mind: keeping the peace and staying cool. The most effective way to achieve both goals is to get us...

Fourteen Mile Creek Trail in Lexington :: Perfect Beginner’s Hike for Kids

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After our rather lengthy adventure at Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, I wanted to find something a little easier, a little closer, and definitely a bit shorter. After toying around with a few different ideas,...

Road Trip! Let’s Go to the NC Mountains for a Vacation

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Here in Columbia, it seems when families want to escape, the natural urge is to head east, to the beach. I love the beach. Being near the ocean feels like home to me, having...

How to Handle Your Tween’s First Period

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Do you remember your first period? Before my first one arrived, I remember voraciously reading and re-reading the classic "Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret," which, although it really meant to prepare its...

Why Easter Is My Least Favorite Holiday

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When I was a kid, I loved Easter. I loved getting up for sunrise services at church, where they wheeled the upright piano onto the porch and services were blessedly short. I loved following...

Our Monster Jam Experience + Last Minute Ticket Information!

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Our family just returned from an action-packed experience at the Colonial Life Arena. Monster Jam has returned for another year of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement. The Colonial Life Arena continues to have many...

3 Tips on How to Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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I've been a working mom the entirety of my children's lives. I never intended to go down that path. I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, because growing up in the South, in the...

So Your Kid Has a Phone, Now What?

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Do you remember your first cell phone? I do. The first one I had, which was only mine, was a pink Razor flip phone I bought when I was 22. I often forgot to...

3 Honest to Mom Reasons Not to Do Elf on a Shelf

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When Elf on a Shelf first debuted several years ago - I think our oldest son was still a baby - I thought it was weird and creepy. Some doll comes to life and...

Letting Your Child Wear Makeup :: When to Take the Leap and What to...

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My daughter loves makeup. She's been intrigued by it since she was a toddler. The shiny lip gloss, the sparkly eyeshadow, and the fluffy brushes all beckoned her to unleash her creativity on her...