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.
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...
The Mom’s Definitive Guide to Great Coffee in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Definitive Guide to Great Coffee in Columbia

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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...
Shop LOCAL Columbia Holiday Gift Guide | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Shop LOCAL Columbia Holiday Gift Guide

Whenever possible, I like to spend my gift-giving dollars locally. What could be better than choosing unique gifts for your friends and family that also support our neighbors in the community? Here are some outstanding local...
Thanksgiving is Problematic | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Thanksgiving is Problematic

This year, I am finally acknowledging the problematic nature of American Thanksgiving. I am a white woman of privilege. I am a "landowner." I live on land that was once inhabited by the Catawba and...

10+ Activities to Add to Your Columbia Fall Bucket List

It's FALL Y'ALL! It's the most wonderful time of the year (in my opinion anyway). My love for autumn goes well beyond the #basic obsession with pumpkin spice lattes and fuzzy boots. I grew up in...