Leah Stuhler

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Leah grew up in Western New York, lived in Chicago for 11 years, and now resides in South Carolina. Leah is a WAHM/SAHM to Giovanni and Raylan. Her amazing husband Tim proudly serves his country in the Air Force Reserves. Leah works in health insurance, is a writer/freelance editor and is a theater teacher. You can find her blogging at SecretsofMommyhood.me, where she shares about her life as a Christian mother, allergy mom and military wife. Leah is a Co-Editor and contributor for Columbia SC Moms Blog and is beyond excited to also be a part of Military Moms Blog! Photo credit: Emily Ann Photography.

I Miss Hugs

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I miss hugs.  This pandemic has brought about so many strange and difficult circumstances. But one of the worst things for me is the sheer fact that I can't hug anyone (aside from my husband...

Columbia Mom FAVORITES :: 5 Fall Related Things I’m Loving Right Now

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Fall is all around us, and I can't help but smile at the thought.  Summer is by far my favorite season. I mean...two words: the beach! But, I would say that fall is definitely my...

Fall Recipes :: Chili With Rice

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Fall is here, and that means it's time for some yummy, hearty meals. I don't know about you, but I just love fall foods and drinks! Soup, stew, chili, hot chocolate, hot apple cider...Mmmmm....

To Trick-or-Treat OR Not to Trick-Or-Treat :: That Is the Question

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The beginning of October is an indicator of many things. It signifies fall, the start of fall activities and festivals, playing in the leaves, hot drinks, fall family bucket lists, and so much more....

The Ugly Truth About Pregnancy

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Before I became pregnant with my first child, I would see pregnant women walking around and think how beautiful they looked. Friends who already had babies would tell me how much they loved being...

Why I Will Always Miss My Grandmother

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May 18, 2007 is a day I will never forget. It's the day my grandmother passed away.  My grandmother, Carmella, was an integral part of my life. I was as close to her as I...

What I Never Knew About Being A School Teacher

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School started this week.  Did your stress level just go up from reading those words? Because mine went up from typing them. For the past six years, the start of the school year has meant my...

Are You an Ultimate Outsider? Guide to Camping at SC State Parks

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My family loves going camping. It is one of our favorite family activities. I started camping when I was a little girl and when I got married, I took my husband camping. We've been...

No One Warned Me About What Happens When Your Child Turns Nine…

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Everyone tells you about the "terrible twos." If you're lucky, you'll even get warned about "threenagers." And we all know the teenage years can be challenging. But, no one warned me about nine. Who...

Happy National Ice Cream Day! Favorite Ice Cream Places Around Columbia (+ Freebies!)

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You may not realize this but July is National Ice Cream month. A whole month to celebrate the cold drippy goodness that is ice cream!  In an effort to bring you, our valued readers, a...

Because We Could All Use A Little Bit Of Nostalgia

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I tend to be a very nostalgic person. It makes me so happy to sit and reminisce over old family photos, videos, my college yearbook, and to talk about old times with friends and family.  I've...

A YA Summer Reading List For Mom

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Hello. My name is Leah, I am 40 years old, and I am addicted to Young Adult (YA) fiction.  And when I say "addicted" I mean "ADDICTED." As in, YA books are pretty much the...

5 Ways to Feel Attractive When You’re Stuck at Home

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Raise your hand if you've been in your pajamas and leggings for the past four weeks. Yep. Me too. I mean, let's face it. We're not leaving the house so why bother getting dressed, right?  Well, actually,...

Kids Eat Free {or Almost Free} Around Columbia

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Going out to eat as a family can be fun. Of course, if you've got squirmy little ones, it can also be challenging, but it's always nice to get out of the house and...