"Just because a politician talks about something doesn't make it political." When did science and culture become political? When did everything become black and white (and I don't mean racially)? When did medicine and history become à la cart? In the...
October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
With the school year back in full swing and the days beginning to get shorter and cooler, movie nights make for a great way to relax and spend time with your family or enjoy a little me-time. So, here's...
I am in the process of moving for the eighth time in my life; the second time with a baby and the first with two kids. You wouldn't know it by those numbers, but I hate moving. The excitement of...
Who loves fall more than me?!  Pumpkin everything is EVERYWHERE!! I get all giddy on the inside as August starts to phase out. I can smell the fair food, hear the laughs and giggles of people on the rides....
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...
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** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time ** Please Note :: While we...