When my daughter was born I selfishly believed my life would basically stay the same. Sure, I knew some things would change, such as my sleep schedule and ability to fit into pre-pregnancy skinny jeans, but I had no idea...

How to Find Your Tribe

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We live in a time where we are more connected than ever through the digital world. However, we can probably all agree that this is a paradox, and real, human connection outside your nuclear family is limited. Society praises the...
I started this post back in April and just haven't been able to finish it until now. One of my best friends from high school died in late March, and I was reeling. His death wasn’t altogether unexpected, but it...
Hot chocolate, laughter, snuggles, and holiday cheer! The team at Columbia Mom is currently celebrating the season with their families and friends. From Dec. 24 – Jan. 2, we will not be posting new content on our site (with...
When you have a sibling you know each other’s hearts. You share a family history filled with jokes and family secrets. Whether your sibling was younger or older, whether the death was sudden or expected, when a sibling dies,...
When I first got married, I made a promise to my husband and stepchild that I’d never treat her any differently than my own children. Except, what I didn’t know is that keeping that promise would get progressively harder...
I remember the morning that I took the first (of three!!) pregnancy tests. I was groggy and still half-asleep and honestly didn't think it would be positive. But something kept telling me to take a test anyway. I looked...
In my journey of parenting, I have found that I have learned more than I have taught. I have two boys aged seventeen and nineteen, and a daughter who is twenty-one years old. It has been a joy and...
Father's Day has always been special to me. Especially growing up a "daddy’s girl."  I’ve always been daddy's little girl. Growing up, my daddy always gave me his time. He wasn’t the perfect father, but I knew I was loved....
When you struggle with infertility, celebrations like Mother’s and Father’s Day can be difficult. During the five-plus years that we were trying to conceive, my husband and I avoided Facebook during holidays because it was painful to see everyone...
You've likely seen the stories and photographs about Free Mom Hugs. Moms and grandmas of all ages attend Pride events, such as Pride Parades, sport identifying t-shirts, and stand ready to embrace anyone needing a reminder that they are...
May is National Date Your Mate Month. While I couldn't find much history on it, I do know that May, with its warm weather and blooming flowers, can be a great month for rekindling that spark between romantic partners....
Before we dive in, I want to set the groundwork for your receptiveness. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, economic status, or any other demographic identifier, you are welcome and...
To be honest, I am not quite sure how to start this story, but here it goes... My mother and I have a complex relationship, to say the least. She is a great person and like many parents has made...
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Columbia Mom EATS :: BOHO Pizza and Brew

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My daughter and I LOVE pizza, so when I heard about BOHO Pizza and Brew I knew we had to check it out. We...