I love any reason to send a care package to someone. I have a few friends who are pregnant right now, so I plan on sending care packages to them. I like to send things via Amazon, but you...
You may have heard a friend or family member mention they want to hire a doula and you find yourself asking, “what’s that?” Believe me, as a doula, I get asked that question every day! What is a doula? Doulas work...
I read an article where a journalist equated not exposing your child to screens to not exposing them to indoor plumbing. No screen exposure, in his mind, is illogical because there are screens everywhere -- televisions in the pediatrician’s waiting...
Okay, so maybe we don't consider ourselves, or even want to be, fashionista moms. BUT, have you ever found yourself wondering where all the cute maternity clothes are? I have! I am pregnant with our third child this year and started looking for...
There are so many milestones we reach during pregnancy. Some good (like that first positive pregnancy test or hearing your baby's heartbeat the first time) and some scary (like holding your breath for those first 12 weeks or awaiting...
I have worked for Daybreak Ministries for eight years now. It's an extraordinary organization, but most people who know about us think it's just for teen parents or moms in crisis. And while Daybreak is an absolutely fantastic source of safety and support for parents...
I first met Angela Yong Sellers, owner and creator of Fit Columbia, about a year ago at an aerial silk yoga session with some of my leadership friends. Wait... a what? Yes, an aerial yoga session! Have you ever...

First Baby, Second Baby

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Let's face it, for most of us who have multiple children, our parenting styles and perceptions can change a lot from the first child to the second and even from the second child to the third. You may think of...
Dear one-year-ago me, I remember the pain of that last month of pregnancy. Your pelvis aches every moment of the day – the only difference is whether it’s merely uncomfortable or outright painful. You can hardly sleep between the heartburn,...
It was a cool winter day in SC, (so you know, it was probably 60 degrees) and I was 36.5 weeks pregnant. I was about to go to sleep when all of the sudden, POP, there goes my water!...
  After having two children, my husband, Shawn, and I debated whether or not to have a third baby. For a few years, it wasn’t an option. After all, my son, Atticus, and daughter, Amelia, were only nineteen months apart, and...
Yesterday, Stephanie wrote about her daughter London's infancy and diagnosis at 4 months with cystic fibrosis. Today, she shares what it's like caring for not one, but two children with cystic fibrosis.  When your child is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis...
It may seem strange to be reading about infertility on a blog for moms, but infertility is a reality for one in eight couples in the United States, and the impact of infertility issues on a woman's heart and...
Pregnancy is a time to take things slow and enjoy this special time in your life, as well as nurture your body while you prepare for the arrival of your new bundle of joy. As your body changes to accommodate your growing...
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Fun Places Around Columbia to Explore With Children Under One

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One of my biggest struggles as a new mother was overcoming the feeling of isolation. I often felt trapped at home by seemingly never-ending...

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