Tag: pregnancy

How to Love Your Body After Having a Baby

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If you are a mom who has birthed children, chances are you have looked at your body after baby and not recognized who you...

How I Became a Mother :: My Subfertility Struggles and a...

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I have always been able to picture my future life. It is an ever-changing picture but I've always had a life plan. When I married...

How I’m Learning to Accept My Post-Baby Body

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I weighed 110 pounds pre-pregnancy. My standard dumbbell curl was 20 to 25lbs. I could do eight to ten pull-ups without pause. I could...

5 Tips for Surviving Pregnancy With a Toddler at Home

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Pregnancy affects every woman differently. Some glow the entire 40 weeks, while others face complications. Plus, for some women, each pregnancy is vastly different. Adding...

The Club I Didn’t Want to Join

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When I became a mom for the first time, I wasn't prepared for the journey ahead. My daughter was born two weeks early and...

I Felt so Much More Confident When my Child was a...

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had lots of fears and doubts (mostly about childbirth). Childbirth always frightened me. Growing up, your...

Moms to See in the 803 :: Ashlee White

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Ashlee White is a local mother, wife, and entrepreneur doing big things in the Midlands. She is the president of a new organization in...

A Brush With Death During Childbirth :: Amniotic Fluid Embolism

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My family's lives changed in an instant exactly one week ago today. In Chicago, my brother Josh and his wife, Katie, went into the hospital...

What’s in a (Middle) Name?

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Here is some groundbreaking, how-did-I-live-before-I-knew-this information: March 6 is Middle Name Pride Day. When I was little I did not like my middle name. Growing...

Transitioning from One to Two Kids :: A Personal Story

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"What was the hardest thing about going from one kid to two," my sister-in-law asked while rubbing her six-month pregnant stomach. I glanced at her...

Care Packages for the Mom-to-Be and New Moms

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I love any reason to send a care package to someone. I have a few friends who are pregnant right now, so I...

Columbia Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Guide

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Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the...

5 Tips For Nesting During Pregnancy

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Now that I’m more than halfway through my pregnancy, I have to admit that my absolute favorite part is the sudden urge to nest....

Top 7 Reasons to Attend Virtual Bloom with Columbia Mom

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Bloom: A Virtual Event for New & Expecting Moms in Columbia is coming up this weekend, November 15! Why do you want to join...