Let’s face it, as the weather heats up, the city of Columbia starts to get cooler. Farmers markets are popping up everywhere, green spaces and walking trails appeal again, entertainment options are blossoming, and festivals abound. These are all...

Why Babywear?

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I admit it: “babywearing” is a ridiculous term. You can thank Dr. Sears for the awkward portmanteau, which basically means “strapping your kid to yourself so you have free hands,” but makes your baby sound like a trendy pair...
So, since discovering the Columbia SC Moms Blog, you've found lots of great content, a mix of local events and diverse mamas sharing their experiences in the capital of South Carolina. But since we only publish once a day...
Go back to third grade. You remember those multiplication drills, right? Timed: 100 problems in 10 minutes. Then 7 minutes. Then 4 minutes. Rows of ten, front and back, purple print still smelling of ditto ink. You are seven...
Dear Moms, I know at times you grow weary with all of the diaper changes, feedings, and sleepless nights. I truly do understand. I was there, too! But, I have good news! This, too, shall pass! Moms, your work is not going...
When I first decided to go back to work, there was a major practical reason: family finances. We had just relocated to South Carolina, and we were stuck paying rent for our West Columbia apartment and a mortgage for...
On a normal day my husband takes our six year old son, Grayson, to school at 8:00. Later at 10:00 he wakes our daughter up and feeds her breakfast, and I either get up with them or sleep until...
We are so excited to have participated in #Moms4Moms Day with The Bump and CT Working Moms. This day was dedicated to moms everywhere and respecting the decisions every mom makes for her family. It is time to stop the...
Did you cloth diaper your baby? Are you strictly a disposable diaper type of mama? Regardless of your decisions, it doesn't make your choices better than another parent's. In an attempt to end the "mommy wars" that are all...
Every February in the United States, Black History month is celebrated. As I reflect on the importance of recognizing the people and events that made an impact on our society, I can't help bur think of Dr. Martin Luther...

What Normal Looks Like

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"Oh, I can’t have you over," other moms always say. "My house is a mess." I arrive for a play date and as soon as I come in the door, I’m told, "Don’t judge me, the house is a...
Ahhhh...Valentine's Day! A time to celebrate the love between you and your sweetie. Fancy dinners, new red dresses, lots of time spent on hair and makeup so you look just right, celebratory champagne, staying out (and up) late...my reminiscence...

Mom Seasons

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Like the bare trees of winter, having a newborn can strip us down to our essence.             Like nourishing springtime rain, a toddler may pelt us with many curious questions to quench their thirst for knowledge of their new world.             Like the sweet camaraderie...

New Year Reflections

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Resolutions have never been my thing. I've always felt if I resolved to do something, then it was the surefire way to make sure I was not going to do it. Of course I want to lose weight, I...
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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...