Lisa Freeburg

Lisa Freeburg
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Lisa is a transplant from the Midwest. She was born and raised in Kansas (yes, she has seen a tornado) and spent a few years in Ohio before moving to South Carolina in 2014. She holds a degree in Biology and works as a research assistant at the USC School of Medicine. Her career in science spans 11 years and she can't imagine a job anywhere else. She has also been married to her college sweetheart for 11 years. He is a professor at USC, so they are Gamecock fans by default. They are proud parents to a spunky 2.5 year old girl who keeps them on their toes. As a family, they enjoy being outside in the wonderful southern sun, gardening, playing tennis, and going to the beach. They also are parents to 2 fur babies who still aren't sure about their little sister.

Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Earth Day is celebrating 51 years of advocating for the environment this year! Beginning in 1970, this day was established to bring the idea of environmental advocacy to people's attention around the world. Celebrated each...

The 411 on the Buy Nothing Project

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A friend recently invited me to join a local buy nothing group on Facebook, which I thought was just a random "give stuff away group." After being in the group for a while, I...

Opinions :: They Aren’t Always Meant to Be Shared

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I was recently contemplating a phenomenon I've encountered throughout my life that always makes me pause: people sharing strong opinions at unnecessary or unprompted times. I've been in the traditional workplace for 14 years and...

My Experience With the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Two weeks ago I was privileged enough to receive my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Due to the nature of my job, I was placed in the late phase 1A group per the...

Columbia Mom EATS :: The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli

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When we first moved to Columbia, I remember someone telling me about this local place that served huge cinnamon rolls and always had a line out the door. I thought, it was crazy that...

5 Tips for Making a Holiday Birthday Special

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Allow me to tell you a brief story about my daughter's birth... My daughter was due January 14. I knew almost 10 women who had their first child at 40+ weeks. So I never imagined...

Guide to Holiday Lights in South Carolina

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Few things signal the kick off the holiday season more than lights going up. It’s a wonderful time of year already, but something about lights sparkling throughout the season makes this time of year...

Saying Goodbye to Our Dog

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Last year I wrote a piece about caring for my aging dog. Her name was Callie and she was our "first born." She was 13.5 years old when we made the tough decision to...

Parents :: Don’t Forget to Hold Your Children

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My four-year-old has been going on an emotional roller coaster lately. She decides she wants something, changes her mind, cries about the change, and just generally cannot get it together. I'm sure her brain...

Moving During a Pandemic

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We moved during a pandemic.   Now, this may seem stressful and a terrible idea, but let me tell you why we did it and how we did it. We moved to South Carolina six years...

Confessions of a “Short” Mom

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So, I’m short y’all. I’m a whopping 5 feet and 0 inches. *Don’t ask me if I’m actually 4’11”. I’m not. I’m almost 5’1”, but I just stick with 5 even.* Seriously, this is the...

5 Gadgets You Need in Your Life Now

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I like gadgets. I don't like shopping for them or deciding if they are worth the money, but I sure do like using them. Luckily, my partner enjoys looking for gadgets and has come across...

How to Sew an Easy Fabric Mask

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Wearing a fabric mask might not protect you 100% from COVID-19. However, studies have shown that it drastically reduces the spread and can provide some protection. Fabric masks are a great option as they...

Fostering Pets :: What I Am Teaching My Child

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Last fall I decided to take a training class to be able to foster cats or dogs for Pawmetto Lifeline. I thought it would be fun as I’ve toyed with the idea of getting another...