Columbia SC Moms Blog is honored to partner with Lexington Pediatric Practice, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, to bring our readers the following Q&A session with Amanda Vartanian, MD.Q: What’s the safest way for a newborn to sleep? A: Infants should sleep on their backs because research shows it can reduce the risk of […]
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Having a baby is one of the most transformative, exciting, exhausting, and astonishing things in the known universe. It can also be the most isolating thing you’ve ever done, leaving you feeling stuck in the house, covered in milk, with a head full of dry shampoo. But no more! Columbia is chock-full of fun things […]
Recently I’ve been reflecting on the past two years raising my daughter and I’ve come to a conclusion: this motherhood thing is not easy. Especially, if you are like me and are a little older (I gave birth to my child at 39), very structured and scheduled, and perhaps a little Type-A/OCD. So, how do […]
When I was pregnant with my first baby – my daughter, Mackenzie – I remember browsing Pinterest boards with the soft muted nurseries and the beautiful flat lays of tutus and bows and the bushel of soft blankets that were made of soft white cotton muslin. I imagined myself gently rocking a sleepy newborn who […]
Ah, another Saturday, another stack of invitations to baby’s birthday parties. But what do you buy for the squishy toddler who has everything? Another toy to clutter up their living room? Their 10,000th stuffed animal? Or how about something fun and different that the parents might actually be excited about? Here are some of my […]
I will never forget how important it was to me that our newborn son had the finest pair of Air Jordans when he was born. He would surely be the most stylish infant to ever drool on this earth! I believe it started when someone gave us a pair of baby boy blue and white, […]
I became pregnant with my son the summer before my last year of law school. Although it wasn’t the timing I had expected, I was excited to become a mother. I knew it would be difficult to balance college and motherhood, especially when the baby came. Luckily I had a network of mentors and friends […]
I opened my Facebook account and up popped a photo memory from two years ago. My baby boy was bald with a big smile, lying on his changing table, grabbing onto and fascinated with his feet. He found them, and I seized the moment with a picture. The backs of his drum-stick thighs faced up […]
How has it almost been a year since you joined our family? It was like I blinked and just yesterday I was back at the doctors’ office, sitting impatiently waiting to go back to work while the doctor reviewed the ultrasound screen. I looked over at your dad and he smiled at me, trying to calm my nerves. […]
Mothers everywhere may read my blog post title and immediately gasp internally – or externally even. How could any mom fall out of love with their firstborn? Well, you see, before I gave birth to my daughter, Mackenzie, I had my first “babies” – my “furbabies” – my two dogs, Guinness, an oversized Yorkie, and Bailey, […]
A New Year always brings reflection of the previous year and anticipation for the year to come. This past year brought the loss of so many icons from the 1980s like Prince, George Michael, and David Bowie. Maybe like me, you’re a child of the 80s. You wore leg warmers, sprayed endless amounts of Aqua […]
I don’t remember ever being overly excited about Thanksgiving. As an only child from a … let’s say … odd family, I would watch holiday movies with intense interest. Who were these people? How did so many of them live in one space? Who were all these other people showing up with drink, food and […]
“I’m not ready!” I cried as I sat realizing our little bundle of joy was for sure on his way. Today was my due date and my husband and I just finished a 2 mile walk. “First babies never come on their due date! That’s what the doctor told me!” But ready or not, this […]
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