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Mama You Need a Day Off | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Mama You Need a Day Off

Now that the holidays have passed, the guests have left, new year’s resolutions have started (or in my case, already ended; RIP diet), and the kids have unwillingly gone back to school, things are calm. JK, you’re a mom, things are never calm. That is why now, more than ever, it’s important to remember to […]

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Ask Me First! | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Ask Me First!

It’s come to my attention that not every parent raises their kids the way I do. This isn’t a bad thing. After all, the diversity in opinions, the uniqueness of ideas, the variety of life hacks is what makes this whole parenting thing fun … bearable? Well, it can also make things that much more […]

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BUY ME THAT! – And so it begins… | Columbia SC Moms Blog

BUY ME THAT! – And so it Begins…

I used to teach a class at USC called “Using Information Resources.” One of the topics I covered was Media Literacy. My students all hoped to be future classroom teachers, so in this particular lesson, I focused on advertisements and pop-up ads that are found on television during children’s programming and in magazines, comic books, […]

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Please Don't Touch My Child's Pacifier | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Please Don’t Touch My Child’s Pacifier

Hello, I want to start this conversation by thanking you for your interest in my child. Clearly, you have ideas about how children are best raised and you only want the best for my child. However, I am going to have to politely ask that you NEVER touch his pacifier.  I promise I’m not an […]

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Terrible, Terrific Twos | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Terrible, Terrific Twos

Terrible Twos. I’ve been dreading the moment when we would reach that time of inconsolable whining and unreasonable demands. The time everyone warned me about when mothering would consist of mostly just trying not to lose my mind. But you know what? Two is my favorite. There is nothing terrible about my little gorilla, even […]

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The BEST of Columbia SC Moms Blog :: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

The BEST of Columbia SC Moms Blog :: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

2017 was another great year for the Columbia SC Moms Blog! We are so thankful to all you, our readers, who were right there with us as we shared stories about our families, highlighted all the fun things to do in the Midlands, and encouraged each other in the equally rewarding and challenging life of […]

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A Millenial Mom’s Guide to Bringing Home Memories of the People You love, and Not the Stuff You Don’t | Columbia SC Moms Blog

A Millennial Mom’s Guide to Bringing Home Memories of the People You love, and Not the Stuff You Don’t

With the holidays upon us, many of us will be visiting family members of prior generations. They’ve spent decades collecting memories, stories, and, if your relatives are anything like ours, an amazing assortment of tchotchkes, souvenirs, and other memorabilia from lives well lived. Each time we visit said relatives, they attempt to foist upon us more […]

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The Gift of Blended Families | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Gift of Blended Families This Holiday Season

The most wonderful-est time of the year is finally here! For most families, this means planning the dinner menu, deciding on which family member is going to host the holiday dinner, or finalizing travel and sleeping arrangements. For those who are recently divorced, separated, or you or your partner decided to call it quits, you […]

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An Open Letter to My Child's Birth Mother | Columbia SC Moms Blog

An Open Letter to My Child’s Birth Mother

For most of us, the month of November represents Thanksgiving. But did you know that it’s also National Adoption Month? These are two of my favorite things! In honor of National Adoption Month, I am writing a note of thanksgiving to our daughter’s birth mother. Dear Birth Mother of My Child,  First, thank you for […]

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