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’s Best Baby Hotspots

Having a baby is one of the most transformative, exciting, exhausting, and astonishing things in the known universe. It can also be the most isolating thing you’ve ever done, leaving you feeling stuck in...
Family laying on the grass looking at Solar Eclipse | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Plan Your Total Eclipse Weekend

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Columbia will be one of the prime viewing spots in the world for a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 at precisely 2:41...

Loving My Body, Right Now

At this moment, my body is the heaviest it's been since I was pregnant. And, I just had a sassy, professional pinup photo shoot done. These sentences don’t often go hand in hand, but I...

Best Kid-Friendly Brunch in Columbia

My family loves food. We love eating out, exploring new restaurants, and sampling the most unique fare we can get our hands on. And what is the best meal ever invented by humankind? BRUNCH....

Boss Mom :: Thrifted Sisters Vintage

I love meeting Boss Moms: women who seem to do it all with moxie and grace. Sharon Young, owner of local vintage clothing wonderland Thrifted Sisters, is one such dynamic mother. We met when...
6 Great Birthday Gifts for Babies | Columbia SC Moms Blog

6 Great Birthday Gifts for Babies

Ah, another Saturday, another stack of invitations to baby's birthday parties. But what do you buy for the squishy toddler who has everything? Another toy to clutter up their living room? Their 10,000th stuffed...

Best Baby Shower Gifts

It’s spring, which means it’s baby shower season. At best, it’s a reasonably fun way to spend an afternoon with people you love (or at least like). But at worst, it’s a stressful shopping...
Local Help for Any Mom in the Midlands | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Local Help for ANY Mom in the Midlands

I have worked for Daybreak Ministries for eight years now. It's an extraordinary organization, but most people who know about us think it's just for teen parents or moms in crisis. And while Daybreak is an absolutely fantastic source...

Great Day Trips from Columbia

Living in Columbia is so lucky; we are central to everything, and in less than two hours, you can be swimming in the ocean or climbing a glorious mountain. It’s the perfect home base...

Dear Married People

Dear Married People, How's it going? How is married life treating you, really? Are you having fun? Are you growing closer to your partner? Are you learning new things about each other? Are you and your...
Date Night Magic in Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Date Night Magic in Columbia

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And if you’re like me, you’d rather eschew the crowds and expensive prix-fixe menus and do something a little out of the...
10 Reasons Living in Columbia is Awesome | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 Reasons Living in Columbia is Awesome!

When I moved to Columbia from sunny south Florida eight years ago, I’m not going to lie, I sort of arrived kicking and screaming. I loved my hometown, and in my mind the South seemed...
Squad Goals :: Building Your Tribe | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Squad Goals :: Building Your Tribe

Being a new mom can be equal parts exciting, terrifying, dreamy, and exhausting. And if you’re not careful, it can be extremely isolating as well. The amount of feelings a new mom can experience...
6 Ways to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This Monday | Columbia SC Moms Blog

6 Ways to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This Monday

I walked into the lobby of my office last Saturday, excited to be sharing the mission of Daybreak Pregnancy Center with our neighbors at our new facility’s grand opening. Even though there was snow and...