Lisa Freeburg

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.

5 Gadgets You Need in Your Life Now

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

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

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...

How to Make Your Favorite Coffee Drinks at Home

With recent events, you may have found yourself staying home more than usual and not venturing out for your favorite coffee. You may be craving a latte from your favorite cafe or just wanting...

How I Keep My Sanity on Social Media

If you rely on social media, for what it’s meant for, to be social, you may find it can be challenging to keep your sanity. There's always that one friend who constantly posts those...

Poison Control :: What You Need to Know

We recently had a parenting first in our home.  My family was getting ready to go see Frozen 2 on a Saturday morning when I heard my daughter playing with the water in her bathroom....

Living with a Threenager

Y'all.....everyone talks about the terrible twos, but I'm here to tell you that three is worse. I feel like the two's were a breeze: minimal meltdowns, communication got better, and all items on the dinner...

My Exercise Journey :: It’s About How I Feel

I'm going to be 100% transparent here and show you my "before and after" of my exercise journey. Now, it might not look like everyone else's before and after, but I’m proud of it. Are...

5 Tips For Planning an Affordable & Fun Beach Vacation

Confession: I love the beach! The mountains are meh, but the beach is my happy place. When I'm there my mind is at ease and I soak in all the sun, sand, and saltwater...
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The 4 Types of Parents You Always See at the Beach

Our family recently went on a great five day trip to St. Augustine Beach, FL. I highly recommend this spot as it's a reasonable drive from Columbia and has great amenities and beautiful beaches....
Farmers Markets Around Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Guide to Farmers Markets Around Columbia

When it comes to farmers markets, Columbia and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer. With year-round mild weather and a long growing season, farm fresh produce is readily available. In addition, the...
The Tale of an Aging Dog | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Tale of an Aging Dog

Before my husband and I had our wonderful daughter, we were parents to two fur babies. One came to us immediately after we got married, over 12 years ago. Her name is Callie and...
My 4 Favorite Children's Stores in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

My 4 Favorite Children’s Stores in Columbia

I recently made a commitment to shop at more local stores when I can. I love me some Amazon Prime as much as the next, but sometimes I like to touch an item and...
Talking to Kids About Heart Health | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Talking to Kids About Heart Health

Happy American Heart Month!  About two years ago I made a slight career path change. I went from making and testing pharmaceutical products to working in a lab that helps to invent those products. I...