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Hey, Soul Sister - CSCMB

Hey, Soul Sister…

I almost hit my younger sister when I was 16. I didn’t throw the punch because (frankly) I was afraid she’d hit me back. Decades later we had another fight, in the middle of Times Square. We embarrassed our children and each other – all over where we should eat dinner. I swore in front of […]

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Talking With Kids About Fat ... It's Not a Dirty Word - CSCMB

Talking With Kids About Fat … It’s Not a Dirty Word

“Mom, you have a fat belly.” “Mama, are your arms fat?” “Your belly is jiggly fat, mommy.” “Why is your tummy fat?” “You’re fat, so you must be full, right, Mom?” These are all things my children have said to me at some point. Before you go thinking that I must have the rudest, most insensitive […]

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A Letter to One-Year-Ago Me - CSCMB

A Letter to One-Year-Ago Me

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, constant urge to pee, baby jabs and kicks, and simply being gigantic. You want to […]

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Finding My “Village” in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Finding My “Village” in Columbia

Bryan and I moved to Columbia from Charlotte in May 2014. Our daughter was six months old. We were leaving the only friend circle we knew (which was a group of awesome non-parents who, while incredibly supportive of our new role, were also slightly terrified on how to deal with us) and our families were […]

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It's Personal - Two Local Moms With A Business Plan - Columbia SC Moms Blog

A Beautiful Balance :: Two Local Moms With A Business Plan

Shop owners, Jan Mitchell and Jill Atkinson, are inspirational mompreneurs. In 1993, Jan was a stay-at-home mom with two school aged children. She was ready to start working again, but her teaching certificate had lapsed. She recognized monogramming as an emergent niche in Columbia and with her husband’s encouragement, decided to open a small business. […]

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