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Black Friday? Yeah, No. | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Black Friday? Yeah, No.

The Thanksgiving holiday break is upon us. A day for family, food, underhanded political comments, and Aunt Esther having one-too-many pre-dinner cocktails. Ah yes. The holidays are here.  But for some, it’s only a predecessor for that most hallowed of meaningless weekdays: Black Friday. I heard on NPR that a fellow was already camped out in […]

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Loving My Body, Right Now

At this moment, my body is the heaviest it’s been since I was pregnant. And, I just had a sassy, professional pinup photo shoot done. These sentences don’t often go hand in hand, but I took the leap anyway. It would have been so easy to say no. Not right now. After I lose ten […]

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6 Great Birthday Gifts for Babies | Columbia SC Moms Blog

6 Great Birthday Gifts for Babies

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 […]

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Best Baby Shower Gifts | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Best Baby Shower Gifts

It’s spring, which means it’s baby shower season. At best, it’s a reasonably fun way to spend an afternoon with people you love (or at least like). But at worst, it’s a stressful shopping experience followed by several hours of awkwardly passing blankets around and playing gag-inducing games. (Why is guessing what kind of chocolate […]

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Local Help for Any Mom in the Midlands | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Local Help for ANY Mom in the Midlands

I have worked for Daybreak Ministries for eight years now. It’s an extraordinary organization, but most people who know about us think it’s just for teen parents or moms in crisis. And while Daybreak is an absolutely fantastic source of safety and support for parents who may find themselves in a tough spot, they have resources and help available to ANY parent in […]

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