Isn’t this time of year the worst? It’s cold and gloomy, all the fun getting together with family holidays is over, and we’re just stuck with … winter. Nothing really to look forward to until Spring Break, but that’s...

Tenderness and Care

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Tenderness and care. Two things that I’ve had so much of the last year and am trying to achieve more of in this year. Like so many people with the beginning of a new year, I think about what I...
Like most little girls, I grew up reading fairytales. Most of the stories were about a princess who needed rescuing by her fated love, prince charming. Others were more like lessons about being nice to others and following directions—cautionary...
If you're not inclined to make elaborate plans for Valentine's Day this year, here are five ideas to stoke the romance at home. 1. Cupid in a Cabin Picture a log cabin in the woods with snow outside. A roaring fire...
My son was close with both of his grandfathers. When he was in first grade, they both passed away unexpectedly. They died seven weeks apart from each other. We hadn't yet finished grieving for the first death when the...
It's no secret that we all have different parenting styles. There are "crunchy mammas," helicopter parents, those with a more laid-back approach to parenting, strict parents, and so on. You have to do what works best for your family....
Hot chocolate, laughter, snuggles, and holiday cheer! The team at Columbia Mom is currently celebrating the season with their families and friends. From Dec. 22 – Jan. 2, we will not be posting new content on our site (with...
For the longest time, my husband and I stayed true to our Christian roots and values. We woke our girls up early on Sunday morning, dressed them in overpriced dresses - which they all hated - and carted everyone...
Christmastime is one of the most romantic times of the year. With very little effort, you can find hundreds of movies and books about newfound love and happily-ever-afters wrapped up in holiday glee. However, what happens after the yes's,...
Asking for help can be difficult for any number of reasons. Maybe you’re a people pleaser. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll owe someone a debt. Maybe you’ll think admitting you need help means you are failing. Here are some steps to...
"Where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead" - Carole King - Gilmore Girls has been a staple in my life; an inspiration, an...
I, like so many of us lately, have had a rough go of it. There’s been a lot going on in my family and I’ve been pretty tightly wrapped up in that. Also, there is still a global pandemic...
I find myself becoming more and more anxious as my children grow older. I don’t know why but I’m just having a hard time accepting the fact that they are growing up.  Since they’ve gotten older, I find myself searching...
November 21, 1998. I was living alone in my one-bedroom apartment in West Columbia while working toward my undergrad degree from UofSC. My boyfriend of six years came over for dinner. I made his favorite meal; spaghetti w/meat sauce,...
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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...