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Sparking JOMO

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In the past, “FOMO” has been all the rage - the fear of missing out. This can mainly be attributed to the evolution of social media, or the whole “if a tree falls in the forest, and no one...
This month, February 2019, is National Children's Dental Health Month. It's important to get dental care right, right off the bat. If you aren't sure when to start visiting the dentist and brushing or whether to avoid pacifiers and...
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 currently work in cardiovascular research...
Asking for help isn't easy, but sometimes, not having help is harder - too hard. And for that reason, we as parents soon learn that we have to learn a new skill: asking for help. In our culture, we seem...
Long before the holiday decorations are put away and the ball in Times Square actually drops, we are bombarded by the pressure associated with January 1st. Gyms, clothing stores, and food companies start pitching the “New You” for the...
I recently attended a talk by Lighthouse for Life, a non-profit group that raises awareness about human trafficking with my college students. I figured it was a good thing to talk about with them, but it is hard to think...
2018 was another great year for the Columbia SC Moms Blog! We are so thankful to all you, our readers, who were right there with us as we shared stories about our families, highlighted all the fun things to...
Weight. “That’s a heavy subject.” Sorry – I couldn’t resist the bad joke. It’s what I do when I’m not sure what to do. I have always struggled with my weight. I was overweight as a child and didn’t exercise,...
It started with a fever. Our three year old woke up from his nap, cranky and hot. He had been unusually tired that day, but our thermometer readings of his temperature varied from normal to low-grade fever. We let him...
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’m doing it, I’m actually doing it. I’m sitting in a comfy chair in my favorite coffee shop, on a weekday morning. I’m streaming Pandora through my ear buds and I’m sipping coffee and writing. All these things give...
In today's day and age, health insurance is more important than ever - especially when you become a parent. We all want the very best for our families, ensuring they are healthy and happy and have access to the...
Hey there, mama. You may think your family is small, your life is simple, and your finances minuscule. You may not think you need a will, living will, or healthcare power of attorney, but you are probably wrong. This is...
We all have those times in life that drain us and change us. For me, that time includes helping to care for my mom while she battled breast cancer. While her fight was much harder, I learned very quickly...
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Columbia Family Events | December 2019

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If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered with Columbia events and happenings! December...