I have a kid who is easy to love. Oh my gosh, she is SO easy to love. She is kind with an enormous heart. She is the first to jump in if you need help. She’s crazy empathetic and...
Columbia SC Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Emily Ann Photography to bring you special edition back-to-school mini sessions! Sound the bell! It's officially back-to-school season! It's a special time in your child's life, and while school photos can be a great way to commemorate...
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...
I first started considering cloth diapering in 2012 while pregnant with my daughter Isla. Unfortunately, it never quite took off for me, as I found myself very overwhelmed at that point and just couldn’t stick with it. Fast forward...
My Dearest Bryan, When I met you that night in a crowded bar on an insanely hot July evening, I would never have guessed that years later I would be so excited to celebrate you with love and appreciation on...
  We've seen the news. Our hearts are heavy. We grieve with our neighbors, friends and family. We're feeling sad and overwhelmed. We don't even know where to go from here. It's easy to feel helpless. Especially as white women. But may we...
Lucia is our fifth baby; but in some ways she is our first. She is the first baby whose gender I did not know before her birthday. She is the first to be born early. She's the first to...
In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, I thought I would share my own story of prematurity. Spoiler alert: It is not about my own child. It's me! Oh, and my brother. We were both preemies in a time before so...
Well, it's official. My child is going back to school. In person. The children in my school district will start going to school four days a week, beginning February 16. This is a huge change from the e-learning we have...
New moms get loads of advice, whether they ask for it or not! Personally, I'm not a fan of unsolicited advice, but IF asked, I do like to recommend books.  Many people are split on whether reading books before having...
I am not a single mom but I was raised by one. My husband and I have three kids and we share parenting duties. I like being the good cop and he is the disciplinarian. He is also the...
Motherhood was always something I wanted for myself. I used to joke that I wanted kids and not necessarily a husband. It was more important to me to find someone who would make a great father than a great...
By now our northern sisters are pulling on their sweaters, and cozying up with a mug of something steamy to welcome the cool, crisp season. To say we’re jealous is an understatement. Down here, even though the calendar says that...
  We’ve all heard stories about generations - past relatives walking uphill both ways in the snow, burying silver in the backyard for safekeeping and amusing themselves for hours by skipping rocks or skipping rope.  Well, now we - along with...
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