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Hip Mama’s Day Gifts :: All Local Edition

Mother’s Day is a truly beautiful manufactured holiday. It’s a day that celebrates mommyhood in all it’s poop-covered glory. Us mamas love the handcrafted gifts from the kiddos, and while our happiness should never be attached to something as silly as a present, a great gift sure helps us feel special on our day. Gift-giving is not my […]

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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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A Flood of Love for my Daughter

I struggled with what to say to my daughter after the flooding in Columbia. She was nine months old when Hurricane Sandy ravaged Lindenhurst, NY, where we lived and were left without power for three weeks or clean water at our home. We stayed at my parents house then, because without power, we had no heat […]

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ten alternative treats for halloween - columbia sc moms blog

10 Alternative Treats for Halloween

As someone who has struggled with weight the past few years, the major candy holidays (Halloween, Christmas and Easter) are difficult for me. Therefore, I try to not keep a lot of candy in the house. If it’s not here, I can’t eat it. “What about the trick-or-treaters?” you ask. Well, I’m not a total scrooge! I give […]

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An apple a day a guide to picking and eating apples this fall

An Apple a Day :: A Guide to Picking and Eating Apples This Fall!

It seems almost cliché that I love apples so much, being a teacher and all, but I really do. I love eating them, cooking with them and even picking them. It makes me feel earthy and connected to the world around me to spend time picking the most wonderful of fruits and then preparing to […]

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The Perfect Father’s Day Tour :: Columbia’s Best Breweries and Distilleries

When you’ve been married as long as I have and celebrated 17 years of Father’s Days, it can be difficult to come up with something different to celebrate how much you appreciate the man (and dad) in your family’s life. I thought long and hard about what my husband likes, what he would really enjoy […]

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