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.
9 Ways to Save Money at the South Carolina State Fair - Columbia SC Moms Blog

9 Ways to Save Money at the South Carolina State Fair {Giveaway Included!}

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The Best of Soda City Market with Kids | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Best of Soda City Market With Kids

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Children’s Books for Woke Parents

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Columbia’s Best Staycation Destinations | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Columbia’s Best Staycation Destinations

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Favorite Toddler-Friendly Play Areas in Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Favorite Toddler-Friendly Play Areas in Columbia

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Best Valentine's (and Galentine's) Day Date Nights in Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

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How to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King This Week and Every Week | Columbia SC Moms Blog

How to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This Week and Every Week

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Black Friday? Yeah, No. | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Black Friday? Yeah, No.

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The Globe-Trotting Mama’s Guide to Traveling Without Your Babies

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