You're contemplating pregnancy and want to prepare your body so baby gets a great start ... but there is so much information out there and it can leave you confused and wondering where to start. Below are 7 simple steps...
When we think February and hearts, we immediately think about the love and affection that surrounds Valentine’s Day. And, that’s sweet and all but this is a different kind of heart day ... Friday, February 6 is National Wear...
  “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...
Like most people, especially mothers, I get headaches. Depending on the cause of the headaches, they can occasionally turn into migraines, but more often than not, I just have normal, run-of-the-mill headaches. I don't get them often enough that they're really...
All across the country, women over the age of 18 take an yearly pilgrimage to the office of their least disliked gynecologist for that wonderful ritual of womanhood: The Annual. Oh, what fond memories. Not. To the uninitiated, the Annual Exam...
As the countdown to midnight happened this New Year’s Eve, did you make a resolution to get healthier? Maybe you also resolved to try and get your kids more physically active and eat their vegetables? But with kids spending an...
So, mamas: It happened to me over winter break. The dreadful moment when you and the kids are sick at the exact same time and you realize you didn't make it to the grocery store. It never fails. You're running...
The holidays are over, we are all a bit more plump from the overeating and over-imbibing and we’ve all most likely resolved to lead a healthier lifestyle in some way, shape or form. Whether this means healthy eating, increased...
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...
Two summers ago, we got word that our 9-year-old nephew Timothy had been rushed to the emergency room, and then admitted to the hospital, with alarming symptoms. He was subsequently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and his mom and...
Though it seems like a great mini-vacay before the baby arrives, bed rest is actually harder than you would expect. I spent three weeks on bed rest before my son was born in March 2012. This meant I had to...
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be fed human milk for the first year of life. I've worked hard over the past 6 months to be able to breastfeed my son, Asher. But my days of feeding...
Starting from mid-October on, our shortened days and cold weather bring us many festivals and holidays. It seems like every month in traditional American households has its own major holiday. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah, New Year's, and Valentine's Day all...
When most women see those two pink lines on a pregnancy test, they are elated. Those lines promise a new bundle of joy entering the world in a few short months. But for the one in four women who has...
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5 Fantastic Fruits You Can Pick at Local Farms in SC

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There is nothing like fruit that has just been harvested! The smell, the taste, the look, and even greater pride comes when you are...