Kimberly Poovey

Kimberly Poovey
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Kimberly is a writer, speaker, wife, and new(ish) mom. She directs the teen pregnancy prevention program for Daybreak pregnancy center, and is a founder of Pearls, an organization that serves women in the sex industry and fights human trafficking in the Midlands. She studied English literature at Florida Atlantic University, and though she will always be a Florida girl at heart, she has called Columbia home for the last seven years. She and her husband Braden have been married for a fabulous decade, and they welcomed their first child, Declan Finn, into the world on June 3rd, 2015. She is a contributor for Scary Mommy, the Huffington Post, and The Mighty. You can find her wandering around the great outdoors, drinking far too much coffee at her favorite local shops, and on Facebook.

Yes, You CAN Be A Blood Donor!

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I spent the first 33 years of my life believing that I could never be a blood donor.  Firstly, I hate needles. Second, I'm a fainter. I have passed out in public places more often than I'd...
9 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever in Columbia With Your Baby This Winter | Columbia SC Moms Blog

9 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever in Columbia With Your Baby This Winter

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It’s winter. The holidays are over. (Whomp whomp.) And you’re feeling stuck in the house, covered in milk, with a head full of dry shampoo and the crazed gleam of cabin-fever in your eye....
Shopping Made EASY :: Local Holiday Gift Guide | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Ultimate Last-Minute Local Holiday Gift Guide!

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Are you one of those people who has had all of their Christmas shopping done since October? If so, this gift guide is not for you (unless you want to save it for next...
Give It a Beat :: Handling Big Transitions | Columbia Mom

Give It a Beat :: Handling Big Transitions

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This fall, my son started preschool for the very first time. We chose the school meticulously. I interviewed the staff for hours (literally, hours!), and my little one ran and played and told us...
The Mom’s Definitive Guide to Great Coffee in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Definitive Guide to Great Coffee in Columbia

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I love coffee. Like, I LOOOOOVE coffee. One might even say I have a “problem” with coffee. (I’m a writer. What other legal fuel is there at 9 a.m.??) A great cuppa joe is one of life’s...
The Florida-Girl's Guide to Hurricane Prep | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Florida-Girl’s Guide to Hurricane Prep

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I am a born-and-raised, sandy-footed, salty-haired Florida girl. Growing up with a hard-core Floridian family, we almost never evacuated when a hurricane approached. Even though we lived just a few miles from the beach,...

My Baby’s Starting Preschool and I’m Freaking Out

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The first time your child goes away to school, even for just a few hours a day, can be a nerve-wracking proposition. (Well, it is for me anyway!)  How do you know they'll be...

National Donut Day :: Deals & Freebies Around Columbia

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Friday, June 7 is National Donut Day, and Columbia is generously sprinkled with sweet ways to celebrate! Here's where you can get your donut on around town on Friday:  Loveland Coffee  Loveland Coffee is hosting FREE...

Staycation :: All I Ever Wanted

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When you're craving a break from the day-to-day and "famously hot" summer heat, why not try taking a staycation right in your own backyard? We recently turned an ordinary weekend into a luxe staycation...
How Moms Do Columbia Food & Wine Festival! | Columbia SC Moms Blog

How Moms Do Columbia Food & Wine!

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the Columbia food scene has been going a little bit bananas the last few years.  Once upon a time, Columbia was considered little more than...
REALationships101 :: Teaching Consent at an Early Age | Columbia SC Moms Blog

REALationships101 :: Teaching Consent at an Early Age

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On a recent Saturday, we were relaxing as a family at a local coffee shop when one of the baristas came up to say “hello” to our three-year-old son, Finn. She asked him for...
Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Family-Friendly Event & More in Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Family-Friendly Events & More in Columbia

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Since I was a little kid, St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my FAVORITE holidays. My (big fat) Irish family never misses an opportunity to party, and St. Patrick’s Day is no...

Top 9 Unique Valentine Date-Nights

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Whether you prefer Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or you just wish you could punch Cupid in the face, it’s that time of year again! If you are celebrating with your significant other, your best...
How to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King This Week and Every Week | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Your Family

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This Monday, we will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And while it’s always great to get a long weekend, please, please don’t think of Monday as just another day off. MLK...