On October 11, 2021 we had a perfect baby girl through a smooth delivery (as smooth as it can go as an anxious new mom!), and we were welcomed into parenthood. I was hopeful, eager, excited, and nervous as...
"Did you get his cooler? Do you have his cup? Where's his spoon? Make sure you grab a bib! Is this going to be enough for him to eat?! Did you grab the baby food?" This is the conversation my...
Anyone who has filled a basket with plastic Easter eggs knows that the colorful containers are only egg-citing when accompanied by the mystery of what's inside. Once the candy or toy has been discovered, the plastic egg often gets...
Joining your schools PTO is a great way to stay and get involved with the activities going on in your child's school. My daughter goes to East Point Academy, a Mandarin Immersion school in West Columbia and Cayce. Even...
When I was a little kid, I loved watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I loved the puppets and used to think about how fun it would be to ride on the trolley. The visits Mr. Rogers took to see different...
I had a baby almost four months ago. He’s our second child. I'm now a mom of two. And, of course, I thought "my husband and I have done this before and no little four pound baby will rule...
The start of daylight saving time may be one of my favorite times of year. There is so much excitement in the spring, with the promise of longer days, warmer weather and the eventual slow down into sweet summertime,...
Our sweet little girl, Novena Joy, just turned one year old. We went to Texas for her birthday because her Lola (grandmother) wanted to throw her a grandiose birthday party that was supposed to be family only. Somehow the...
Okay, so I was totally the mom who was NEVER going to allow her kid on YouTube. I mean, you've read about the people who think it's entertaining to sneak in violent and inappropriate images into YouTube videos for...
Let's face it, having a newborn is TOUGH! Not only is it physically demanding, but it's an emotional rollercoaster as well. The lack of sleep and having this new being that depends on you every waking minute can be...
February is here and we all know what that means. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While most moms look forward to this day as a way to love on their precious little ones, some of us dread...
I had the most beautiful little girl on 12.12.12. Every child changes you in some way. They make you stronger; they show you how much fight you have in you.   With my first baby I was able to be a...
My daughter is in first grade this year. It has been quite a transition from kindergarten, but she and I are learning to navigate it one day at a time. She is a great kid at school, but she...
As soon as I began announcing that I was expecting, one of the first statements I heard after, "Congratulations!" was, "You better start looking for a daycare." I had no idea that some daycares have lists that are TWO YEARS LONG!...
15,469FansLike
3,923FollowersFollow
775FollowersFollow
1,547FollowersFollow

In + Around Columbia