Leah Stuhler

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.

My Body Image :: A Confesssion

Some days I look in the mirror and I like what I see. Other days I look in the mirror and I hate what I see. Rarely, if ever, do I look in the mirror and...

The Story of Our Christmas Tree

Every year at Thanksgiving my family puts up our Christmas tree. If my husband had his way we’d put it up as soon as Halloween is over. But each year I insist we wait...

On Being Thankful

Some days I'm thankful. Other days I am all too aware of my problems and shortcomings. There are all the "I wish" thoughts that flood into my head. I wish we didn't have to live...

How to Have a Stress Free Holiday Season

Believe it or not, it's already October and that means the holidays are right around the corner. Yep, you heard me. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it. I don't know about you...

Working Outside the Home :: Adjusting to My New Normal

I walked into the house and called out "hello" to my husband and children. As I made my way into the kitchen, I smelled dinner cooking. There were completed homework papers on the table,...

Discovering Downtown Columbia’s Main Street

One afternoon as I was sitting at an outdoor table in front of Sweet Cream Company, I looked around me. I realized that despite all of the times I've been on Main Street in...
When You Feel Alone as an Allergy Mom | Columbia SC Moms Blog

When You Feel Alone as an Allergy Mom

I stood there watching the kids enjoying their pizza. They were all sitting around the party table talking and laughing together. I looked around and saw the other moms making small talk with each...

A Spring Project For the Whole Family :: Creating a Fairy Garden

Spring is here and right along with it comes some beautiful weather. That gorgeous weather means it's a great time to spend some quality family time outdoors.  One way you can do that is to...

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

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

Dear Fellow Mom, Please Don’t Exclude My Child

My son has life-threatening food allergies. So when he entered kindergarten two years ago, one of my biggest fears was if he would be included in all the classroom activities. His allergies can often...
5 Hidden Restaurant Gems in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Hidden Restaurant Gems in Columbia

I have loved living in Columbia the past four and a half years. There is so much to do and so many places I have yet to explore. But I have to admit that one...

Getting Crafty in Columbia

Doing crafts is soooo relaxing for me. I just love it! There's something about using my hands to create something I can treasure in my home or give as a gift that makes me feel...

The Fight Against Bullying

"Mom," he began. "Yeah, buddy." "Stephanie made fun of me today." "What did she say to you?" "She was making fun of me because of my food allergies. She was saying I was weird because I can't eat...
Knowing When Your Child Needs Help | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Knowing When Your Child Needs Help

I was listening to my seven-year-old son tell me how worried he was about our house catching on fire or someone breaking in and stealing our stuff. His thoughts spiraled in all directions, filled...