Kimberly Poovey

Kimberly Poovey
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.

What to Expect From Your COVID-19 Test

At some point or another, it's likely that most of us will eventually get tested for COVID-19. This is our "new normal," so you might as well know what to expect so you don't...

National Donut Day :: Deals & Freebies Around Columbia

Friday, June 5 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:  Chickenbutt Donuts Over the course of the...

OCD in a Time of COVID-19

For most of my life, I have suffered from moderate to severe contamination-OCD. Since I was a small child, I’ve washed my hands until they are raw and bleeding. I’ll use hand sanitizer over...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Social Distancing Edition!

Wow, how things have changed in Columbia in just the last few days! Schools are closed, people are working from home, restaurants are closing their doors, and Soda City Market has been canceled for the...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Mimie’s Delect-A-Bowls

We first fell in love with Mimie's Delect-A-Bowls at Soda City Market, where for years she and her family have wowed our palates with insanely fresh West African cuisine. Until you've tasted it for...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Drip

If you've followed my writing for any amount of time, you know that I'm a deeply committed coffee addict. But not just any coffee! I only drink the good stuff. And some of the...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Il Focolare Pizzeria

If you love pizza, you need to discover Il Focolare in Columbia's hoppin' Cottontown neighborhood. The pizza joint Columbia didn't know it was missing is owned by brilliant chef team Sarah Simmons and Aaron Hoskins,...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Ally & Eloise Bakeshop

Bite of the Week :: Macarons at Ally & Eloise Bakeshop In my years living in Columbia, I have done an exhaustive search to find the very best French macarons in town. (You're welcome.) And...

Columbia Mom EATS :: smallSUGAR

Bite of the Week: Soft Scrambled Egg Tartine and Chrysanthemum Latte at smallSUGAR If you're looking for a relaxed, full-service, family-friendly place for breakfast, lunch, or coffee, you can't do better in Columbia than smallSUGAR. This...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Curiosity Coffee Bar

Welcome to our very first installment of Columbia Mom EATS!  Each week, we'll be highlighting the glory that is local food in the Midlands. It might be a particular dish, a unique drink, or a...

Yes, You CAN Be A Blood Donor!

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

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!

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

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...

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