As schools and jobs return to normal while the world is still working through a pandemic, most employees are doing their job, and then some. It can be overwhelming, to say the least, and it can cause a lot...
I was sixteen years old the year Blue's Clues made its way onto the airwaves. As a sixteen-year-old, it wasn't, of course, a show I was going to sit down and watch. After all, it was for little kids....
Hi, I’m Belly! Welcome to a day in my life! My mommy stays home with me while my daddy goes to work, and my big sister, Goose, goes to first grade. Each day is a little bit different, but here’s...

Remembering 9/11

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September 11, 2001. A day I will never forget. I was barely 18 years old and serving in the United States Army. I was terrified. I was a child. A child that had sworn to protect and defend this...
Sooooooo, back at the beginning of 2020 – in the "Before Times" – I’d written a post about some of my goals for that year because I was turning 50 and feeling very contemplative. Here’s a summary of what...
We here at Columbia Mom are so excited to announce this amazing giveaway! We have partnered with some local mom and woman-owned businesses to celebrate YOU! We all know how hard balancing mom life can be, but you all...
Back-to-school season is here, along with the financial pressure a new school year brings; new clothes, school supplies, school fees, etc. And just when you think you can take a break to let your wallet cool off a bit,...

New Season, New Goals

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Whenever I come out of a season of life, such as postpartum or moving into a new house, I always need to set goals to give myself some structure. If I don't, I feel like I'm floundering as a...
I don't know about you, but I go in phases with items I am really into at certain times. Sometimes it's a specific lip gloss or makeup item. Other times it's a cozy sweater or a new pair of...
Turning fifty is a big deal, a milestone, halftime in the game of life. I turned fifty on June third this year. I was excited about the upcoming birthday but I was also filled with some sadness as my...
Did you know that July 25 is National Parents’ Day? I didn't! Established in 1994, National Parents' Day aims to uplift and support the role of parents raising children. The Universal Peace Federation takes nominations yearly for parenting excellence. Nominations...
As an on-the-go mom, I have so many competing daily priorities. Sometimes the daily routines can feel a bit overwhelming. Although technology is probably to blame for much of this fast-paced world in which we live, I can still...
When people ask me how I am doing after moving to the states from Mexico, I usually highlight all the wonderful things that have happened since our arrival. The many places we have visited, the people we have met,...
July 4th. We celebrate it loudly with firecrackers and barbeques. Flags flap crisply in the breeze and we are all proud to be American. July 4th evokes thoughts of hot weather, potato salad, hot dogs and hamburgers, swimming and “chillaxing” as my...
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Join Us! Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms

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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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