I had severe preeclampsia with my son. It resulted in an emergency c-section, and my son being transferred by ambulance to a higher level NICU at a different hospital than I was at, for breathing issues. I didn’t even...
Around the age of 25, I became the last remaining person in my family, immediate and somewhat extended, to get glasses. My husband has had glasses since he was about 10, along with lots of family members as well....
If you are a mom who has birthed children, chances are you have looked at your body after baby and not recognized who you were looking at in the mirror. I'd like to give you a few ideas as...
I weighed 110 pounds pre-pregnancy. My standard dumbbell curl was 20 to 25lbs. I could do eight to ten pull-ups without pause. I could run a mile in under seven minutes. A good day meant my six-pack abs were...
I have always had an issue with food. And I'm betting I'm not the only woman who does.  I cannot remember a time where food wasn’t at the center of my day. What I'm going to eat, what I can't...
Summer is here, and there is a particular summer smell that always takes me back to my childhood. The scent recalls vividly an early summer morning... My sister and I were in the driveway wearing our swimsuits while heckling our...
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 current situation worrying him....
Did you know that May was Better Sleep Awareness month? I certainly did not. I didn't even know a specific time had been set aside to raise awareness of the importance of getting better sleep. Most people don't consider...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Growing up – back in the 1900s (which, incidentally is now my most favorite way of aging...
May; the end of spring, the introduction to our hot, humid summer months in SC. And because it’s that time of year again where the critters come out to wreak havoc, it’s also National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. According to...
The first time I was told my body wasn’t good enough, I was six years old. My mother was braiding my hair alongside her sister, who was braiding my cousin’s hair. She had long, black, shiny ringlets hanging down...
Last year I turned 40. As I watched my 30s vanish into the night, I knew that something new was on the horizon.  My first mammogram.  Both my mom and my best friend prepped me for it. They told me it...
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 SC DHEC vaccine distribution plan,...
As moms, we always hear this but we also tend to forget it. We need to take care of ourselves first in order to take care of others. If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s to give myself grace,...
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Presented by Columbia Mom and City Mom Collective, sponsored by Segra Park and the Columbia Fireflies, and hosted by our Sister Sites. Who :: This event...

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