Katrina Siron

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.

Maybe We Don’t “Got This” E-learning Thing

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As many Midlands districts head back to school, some fully virtual and others a hybrid, we are all adjusting to a new learning format. In our district, we are doing a hybrid plan for school...

Oh, Brother! 3 Tips For Dealing With Sibling Rivalry

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Being a mom of three isn't easy. It's a challenge stretching yourself to meet the needs of multiple children, especially when you're outnumbered. My three are pretty close in age. I have an 8-year-old...

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...

Enthusiasm is Contagious :: Getting Kids Ready for Back to School {Pandemic Style}

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Has there ever been a more fraught back to school season than this one? I can't recall a single one. Parenting during a pandemic has thrown all of us some curve balls. Child care...

Vacation During a Pandemic?

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For the last several years, I have taken a week off work in July to help break up the summer and give the kids a break from summer camp. This year, however, there has...

Timmerman Trail in Cayce :: A Great Local Hike For Kids

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The Columbia area has a surprising number of trails and outdoor walkways to explore if you know where to look. Friends of ours mentioned the Timmerman Trail, and we had so much fun the...

Talking With Kids About Black Lives Matter

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The other day, I took all three of my kids out to lunch for the first time in what feels like forever. On the way, we passed a lone man, holding a sign that...

The Do’s and Don’ts for Visiting Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve With Kids

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I was reading one of those Top Ten Things to Do in South Carolina or some such list one day and thinking, "All these things are pretty far away. Charleston, Greenville, blah, blah, blah...

When Family Time Is Too Much

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We have all been home now - from work and school - for a month or so. There are some definite advantages: no commutes, no early wake-ups, no drama about what to wear in the...

Don’t Rush to Turn Quarantine Time to School Time

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Dear Fellow Working Parents: Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? I know I am. I am seeing blog posts, Facebook and Instagram posts, e-mails from teachers and other educators, all with tons of free learning at...

Asian Food Made Simple :: A Taste of Thai

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  It's no secret that I love cooking. On top of that, I love cooking a wide variety of things - from simple spaghetti or meatloaf to more complicated soups and ethnic dishes. It's something...

Remember When…

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From the backseat of the minivan one day, I heard my 10-year-old start a conversation with his siblings. “Remember when. . .” And those two words squeezed my mama's heart. This is why the time...

Keep it Simple :: 2 Easy Tips for Back to School Organization

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Now that school is back in session, I'm finding myself, once again, flooded with mounds of paper. Lots, and lots, of paper. With three kids in school - one in 1st grade, one in 2nd,...

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...