If you are reading this, you are likely expecting your first baby (congratulations!), or maybe you are in the midst of the newborn haze. As I write this, I am at the end of that first postpartum month, as...
As summer travel, family gatherings and temperatures ramp up in South Carolina, so does an increased risk for food borne illnesses. While anyone can get food poisoning, pregnant individuals are more likely to get sick and have a more...
Many women choose to use a doula for fertility, birth, or postpartum. But searching for one can be overwhelming. There are dozens of doulas in the Columbia area, many of which are excellent at what they do. As you...
Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the endless questions on the minds of new and expectant moms. Special thanks to the featured...
With my first pregnancy, as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I felt the pressure to keep that information secret. I went out to dinner with friends and discreetly ordered a sparkling water with lemon hoping it...
Each new year seems to bring a slew of marketing campaigns targeted at moms, or just parents in general, promising to help them address the sorts of problems that they are too busy, or tired to deal with at...
Dear Number One, As I sit here in the first trimester with Number Two, I can’t help but think about how our lives will change. You have been the focus of my whole world, Number One. I worry what will...
“When are you having another baby?” “Is she your only?” “You should have more kids.” These are the comments I heard almost daily. At the playground, the library, my daughter’s dance class, and the children’s museum. Anywhere I went with my daughter,...
Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting moms in Columbia is coming up this Saturday, November 12! Why do you want to join us at Bloom? We have been so busy behind the scenes making sure this event is...
"So, when are you going to give your little guy a brother or sister?" "He'd make such a good big brother!" "You need to have a little girl. She'd be so beautiful!" These are all such well-meaning questions and comments, and I...
I sat in the lobby, waiting on my daughter to finish her summer dance camp session. Two women sat next to me. They obviously knew each other outside of the dance studio and were chatting about their personal lives. "Do...
My most recent pregnancy ended up being completely different from any of my previous ones.  With my three previous pregnancies, I found out I was pregnant before I was supposed to have my period. But with this pregnancy, I found...
Pregnancy affects every woman differently. Some glow the entire 40 weeks, while others face complications. Plus, for some women, each pregnancy is vastly different. Adding an active toddler to the pregnancy symptoms you are experiencing can be even more exhausting....
I had a unique postpartum experience. I went into it thinking there are some things that are “supposed” to be hard, and for some reason, I felt bad when they weren’t. There seems to be a standard early motherhood image...
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3 Reasons to Visit All Thirteen Richland Library Locations

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Columbia has many family entertainment options, including Riverbanks Zoo, trampoline parks, bowling alleys, and museums. Libraries are sometimes an overlooked source of entertainment, but...

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