When a child is sick, many parents go to the pediatrician thinking their little one needs an antibiotic. But antibiotics will only help certain types of illness. And using them too much can be a bad idea. There are two...
Alright guys, shows of hands - who eats their body weight in food more than once in the two months leading up to the new year?? *raises both hands* Or perhaps you are one of those “self controlled” humans I have...
I've given birth to three beautiful children - a boy and two girls. My first two definitely fit the "wild child" description - full of life, energy, and love (especially the energy). They have very colorful personalities that I love...
I have an awesome gift, perhaps it’s a talent, of motivating others. It’s partly why I am a therapist. I think it’s one of the reasons I am a good mother. The season my family and I are in...
I think it's safe to say that most of us go through a period when we just lose ourselves. More specifically though, women can lose themselves after having a baby. Or two... or three. Understandably so, mothers just have...
  When my elder daughter was about 4, I figured it was a good time to take her in to see a pediatric dentist. I brushed her teeth twice a day, gave her only water at bedtime and flossed (occasionally). So...
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,...
  “We’re having a baby!” For most couples, few words elicit as much excitement as those letting family and friends know that you’re starting a family. And for a woman, the rite of passage into motherhood is one of the...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there are ways you can work to make yourself and your family a little safer. Sexual assault (or any kind of assault) can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and social...
Did you know that every month has an observation or a specific awareness dedicated to that month? January actually has several. But I wanted to shed some light on Birth Defects Prevention. I wish I would have known about...
You've heard the saying, men live longer with wives in their lives. I also like to think that dads live longer with children in their lives. The piggyback rides, chasing toddlers around the house, the sports training with the...
It’s 6 a.m., and putting one foot in front of the other feels like walking through a snowdrift. Though your son is now on the mend, you were up and down through the night as you comforted him while...
Columbia SC Moms Blog is thrilled to announce our playdate with My Gym Northeast Columbia! Get your lil’ one ready to come play… What Makes My Gym Unique and Fun We are the experts in children’s fitness. My Gym has developed an...
I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Being a mom to a little one is STRESSFUL. Flu season KILLS me. Hurricane season WRECKS me. Election season is the WORST. COVID-19? I cannot even. I am on high alert right now, as we all...
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Moms to See in the 803 :: Kay Hughes

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Recently I had the opportunity to interview Kay Hughes. She’s an educator, wife, mama to Kobe, and a businesswoman. She’s on a mission to...

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