The BEST of Columbia SC Moms Blog :: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018


The Best of 2018 - Top 10 Blog Posts Columbia SC Moms Blog2018 was another great year for the Columbia SC Moms Blog! We are so thankful to all you, our readers, who were right there with us as we shared stories about our families, highlighted all the fun things to do in the Midlands, and encouraged each other in the equally rewarding and challenging life of being a mom. Thanks for being part of this journey!

To cap off 2018 and ring in the new year, we wanted to share our top 10 most-read blog posts from this year. They are stories of motherhood, daily life, real experiences, humor and making the most of this great city we live in. We hope you enjoy revisiting them as much as we did.

10. When It’s Okay to Compare

The book, Girl Wash Your Face, showed me that sometimes comparison IS warranted. Comparing the statements in this book to my belief system was critical for me to discern opinion from fact.

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9. It All Matters

It All Matters | Columbia SC Moms BlogUnseen. Unacknowledged. Unnoticed. The day to day tasks of motherhood can leave us undone. But what you’re doing matters. YOU matter. And your impact, no matter how small it may feel, leaves a lasting impact on generations to come.

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8. Introverted Mom, Extroverted Life

Introverted Mom, Extroverted Life | Columbia SC Moms BlogWhat happens when you are an intrinsically introverted mom with an extroverted job, extroverted husband, and extroverted kids?

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7. 10 Benefits to Having (and Being) an Only Child

10 Benefits to Having (and Being) an Only Child | Columbia SC Moms BlogI know there are TONS of positives about having more than one kid and about having siblings. And, sure, I have spent time in my life wishing for someone else who would play with me or help take care of aging parents. But, overall – I am very glad that I am an only child and (as long as there are no surprises in our future), I am very glad to have an only child.

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6. When Your Teen is Troubled

When Your Teen is Troubled | Columbia SC Moms BlogMy son turned 13 a few months ago and his behavior is spiraling out of control. Like a lot of parents of teenagers, I am at my wits end and didn’t know what to do … but a local “scared straight” program has made all the difference in helping my child see the true consequences of his actions and the direction he’s headed if he doesn’t change his ways.

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5. Teenage Pregnancy Advice for Girls from a Mom Who’s Been There

Teenage Pregnancy Advice for Girls from a Mom Who’s Been There | Columbia SC Moms BlogI became a teen mom just three days after my sixteenth birthday. And while I love my son, I don’t want anyone to follow in my footsteps. Here’s the hard and honest truth about what it’s like being a teen mom.

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4. 10 Things I Learned When I Moved to the South

10 Things I Learned When I Moved to the South | Columbia SC Moms BlogWhile I knew to expect hot weather, fried chicken, and that good ‘ol southern hospitality, there were most definitely things I discovered that I had not been expecting. Can you relate?”

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3. When Mom’s the Messy One 

When Mom's the Messy One - Columbia SC Moms BlogMessy moms are good moms, too. Just because we happen to leave a little bit of a trail in our wake as we move swiftly, albeit haphazardly, between work, family and fun doesn’t mean we don’t have our stuff together.

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2. The XXX-Rated Version of Parenting

The XXX-Rated Version of Parenting | Columbia SC Moms BlogRaising a son is all fun and games … until he started puberty. 

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1. The Day I Said Goodbye to the “Mom” Bathing Suit

The Day I Said Goodbye to the “Mom” Bathing Suit | Columbia SC Moms BlogI realized I have been hiding behind the “mom” suit for far too long. Do I have the “perfect” body? Absolutely not. I may have recently lost 35 pounds but do I still have hang-ups about my body? Of course. But that doesn’t mean I need to fall into the stigma of only being able to wear the full coverage bathing suit.

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Living with Endometriosis

4 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Home Garden

Mental Health Awareness Can Be Everyday

Safe School Snacks for Kids With Food Allergies

Mom Life

Top 5 Reasons to Get an Undercut

A Love Letter to My First Born

Please Stop Calling the School for your College Students


Don’t Double the Mortgage :: A Letter to My Former Self During My First Pregnancy

Local Things to Do & Places to See

5 Must-See Padded Outdoor Playgrounds Around Columbia

Fun and Affordable Things to Do with Older Kids in Columbia

8 Favorite Places in Columbia for a Playdate

Favorite Toddler-Friendly Play Areas in Columbia

An Insider’s Guide to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens

Birthday Parties

15+ Fun Birthday Party Spots in Columbia

Party Ideas for Winter Birthdays


Your “Options” for Homeschooling in South Carolina


My Hate/Love Relationship with Columbia

6 Great Locations for Family Photos in Columbia

The Ultimate Guide to Columbia’s Theatre Scene

 Cheers to 2019!


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