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.

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...
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...

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...