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. She's very happy for the change in weather! Leah is happily married, and is a proud boy mom. She is a full time Middle School Theatre teacher. When she's not spending time with her family or working, Leah enjoys baking and reading. She is the creator and host of the podcast YA Book Chat, where she and her guests have fun chatting about their favorite books. Leah loves being a part of the Columbia Mom team, both as a contributing writer and Editor.

The Message I Didn’t Know I Needed

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I was sixteen years old the year Blue's Clues made its way onto the airwaves. As a sixteen-year-old, it wasn't, of course, a show I was going to sit down and watch. After all,...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Grill Marks

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I don't know about you, but I love a good burger! I'm always on the hunt for a restaurant with flavorful burgers of all kinds.  Here in Columbia, we've got quite a few options when...

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

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I don't know about you, but I go in phases with items I am really into at certain times. Sometimes it's a specific lip gloss or makeup item. Other times it's a cozy sweater...

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...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Cafe Strudel

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If you've never been to Cafe Strudel, you need to get there. Fast! Cafe Strudel is one of my favorite Columbia hot spots! Their breakfast/brunch is out of this world (especially the hangover hash browns),...

When My Son’s Anxiety Triggers My Anxiety

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One, two, three, breathe. One, two, three, breathe.  I repeated the mantra to myself three times before I responded to my son. His anxiety was acting up, and he was inundating me with questions about...

The Dinnertime Battle :: Finally a Light at the End of the Tunnel

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When my boys were toddlers, they'd eat whatever I put in front of them. Fruit, vegetables, meats, pasta...it didn't matter what it was, they'd eat it. And boy was I glad for that! But somewhere...

It’s Time To Drop Everything And Read!

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If you were to ask my close friends and family what my hobbies are, they'll tell you watching The Princess Bride on repeat (while quoting it excessively), and reading. I LOVE to read! At...

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

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April is the Month of the Military Child. It’s a chance to celebrate children all across the nation who make daily sacrifices and overcome many challenges. Military children deal with deployments, moving every couple...

Columbia Mom EATS :: Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuits

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One of my all-time favorite foods is biscuits. Yep, biscuits! Fortunately, living in the south makes it very easy to get access to some fabulous biscuit meals. So today I am very excited to...

Richland Library Carry Out Art Kits :: Fun for the Whole Family!

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I don't know about you, but I'm sure missing the library right about now.  I miss taking my kids, and letting them explore the children's area while I pick out books. They always loved going...

My Lego Obsession

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Yes, you read that title correctly. I said my Lego obsession. Not my kids, but mine. If you don't believe me, ask my husband. He'll more than gladly tell you. He's always teasing me...

Columbia Mom EATS :: The Corner Blend

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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped someone to ask them where they got it. Upon receiving...

Does Olive & June Nail Polish Live Up to the Hype?

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Over the past few months I've been hearing a lot about Olive & June nail polish. The company was established in 2013, but I only just heard about it this year. And, for some...