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.

Columbia Mom EATS :: The Belgian Waffle Truck

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If you've ever visited Soda City Market on a Saturday, you've probably seen the flags (and long lines of hungry customers) that mark The Belgian Waffle Truck. Husband and wife team Chef Jean-Louis and...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Piecewise Coffee Co.

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During these, um... CAFFEINE REQUIRING times, (safely) supporting local coffee shops is more important than ever. One of my personal favorites is Piecewise Coffee Co. Located on State Street just across the...

Columbia Mom EATS :: BurgerIM

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BurgerIM is a new(ish) burger place in Columbia. And imagine my luck when they opened up right across the street from my neighborhood! BurgerIM boasts the most amazing burgers made from salmon, falafel, aged beef,...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Transmission Arcade

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Welcome back to Columbia Mom EATS! I hope that you and your family are staying well and safe during this crazy time, as well as still finding ways to support local businesses!  As for my family...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Sweet Dreams Edible Cookie Dough Company

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  When I would survey the variety of delicious mobile-food options that Columbia has to offer, I always saw a glaring omission: we didn't have a cookie dough truck! Cookie dough is my ultimate dessert weakness....

Columbia Mom EATS :: Soda City Edition

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You may have already heard that Columbia's beloved Soda City Market reopened again, sparking a wide array of very controversial opinions on social media.  Will it be safe? Will people follow regulations and social distancing? How can...

What to Expect From Your COVID-19 Test

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...