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5 Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving in Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving in Columbia

Thinking of ways to give this Thanksgiving? Already, it’s time to make turkey themed crafts and tug on sweaters. So, whatever your feelings on this sometimes controversial holiday, now is time to be thankful for all we have, a time to think of others. What better family tradition is there than giving? We as parents […]

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5 Tips for Fighting Family Entitlement this Christmas - Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Tips for Fighting Family Entitlement this Christmas

As parents, it’s easy to feel defeated before the gifts are even opened. Giving in to the commercialism seems inevitable, avoiding the materialistic bent of the season seems impossible. Americans are projected to spend on average close to $1000 per family on gifts alone this holiday season. That sum doesn’t include travel expenses, holiday décor, […]

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Taming Your Little Diva - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Taming Your Little DIVA

“Look at the little diva,” I heard a stranger say. Others laughed and nodded as the little girl twirled around to the background music playing over the speakers at the restaurant. The adults were crammed into the benches near the hostess stand waiting for their buzzer to announce a table was ready, and there she […]

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10 Easy Ways Your Child Can Give Back - Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 Easy Ways Your Child Can Give Back

When my oldest son Michael turned five and had his first official birthday party, he didn’t ask for gifts, he asked for toys for the after school program at St. Lawrence Place, a shelter for homeless families with children. Two years later his younger brother, Colin, did the same. Two more years passed and it was time […]

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Teaching Your Child the Art of Thankfulness this Christmas - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Teaching Your Child the Art of Thankfulness This Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, and I can’t help but think about my 3-year-old’s growing awareness of the world around her. What piqued my interest was my husband’s recent trip to the store to pick up some groceries and other odds and ends. He told me that they were in line waiting to check-out […]

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How Can I Help?

My Facebook feed has been full of pictures that really just break my heart. Yes, a tragedy is happening in Columbia and much of South Carolina. So many have lost everything — homes, possessions and worst of all, loved ones. Yet through all the destruction, my neighborhood was barely impacted. It feels … strange. Just a […]

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HOW TO DISCUSS A NATURAL DISASTER WITH KIDS - SC FLOOD - COLUMBIA SC MOMS BLOG

How to Discuss a Natural Disaster with Children

I’ve never experienced a natural disaster until this past weekend. Hurricane Joaquin and other storms brought torrential downpours to the southeastern United States. It rained in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 12 days straight, causing massive floods and devastation to our area. I’ve always felt safe here. I live a little over 100 miles from the ocean, it rains enough that […]

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Tot Trade :: An Insider’s Guide to Shopping Columbia’s Largest Children’s Consignment Sale

Disclosure :: This post is brought to you by Tot Trade, but the opinions and experiences shared are entirely our own. If you are outfitting one child or several, it gets expensive. And when they’re little, they rapidly outgrow all of their clothes and toys, so it feels like you are constantly replacing items. How […]

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Join Our Team! Open Call for Columbia SC Moms Blog Contributors

We are expanding our team of regular writers! We’re looking for local moms in Columbia and the surrounding areas who are passionate about our community and love to share stories and wisdom with others. This is a volunteer position (with some fun perks to make it worth it). Here’s the deal: What You GIVE :: Two original posts/month […]

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