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I’m not sure how I have lived on this earth without tasting the awesomeness that is winter squash, but it wasn’t until last winter, when I was introduced to acorn squash through my produce co-op that I tried any variety. Now it’s a year later and I’m obsessed. What’s not to love? Winter squash (named […]
Hard to believe it’s already almost Halloween! An interesting fact about the holiday: the top six pumpkin-producing states are Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, in 2011, those six states harvested $113 million dollars’ worth of pumpkins. Wow. Halloween can be a really fun and enjoyable […]
It isn’t even Halloween yet, but the stores are already stocking tree ornaments and wrapping paper. It’s the time of year where holiday parties and family traditions run rampant. Everything from traditional Christmas Eve dinners and Chanukah celebrations to tacky sweater parties, trips, and beer for Santa. Likely, your family has a set of traditions […]
“Love. That’s what makes a marriage work. Nothing else matters.” That is the advice my father gave me about marriage. Before you begin to believe that I was raised by flower children, let me explain. No my father was not spouting the Beatle’s “All you need is love” back in the sixties. Instead he was […]
Halloween is all about dressing up – dressing up ourselves and our kids, dressing up our homes, sometimes even dressing up our pets – so why not also dress up our food? Here are five ideas to make ordinary party foods spooktacular: Spider’s Nest Mexican dip, whether 5, 6, 7, or 8 layers, is a popular […]
Have you noticed the chill in the air around Columbia? I think we can officially say, “Winter is coming …” (Game of Thrones is still socially relevant, right?) It’s been officially fall for nearly a month, but my son still loves popsicles! And I love them, because eating them gives you an excuse to watch […]
Later this month my preschooler will be celebrating Halloween with a Pumpkin party. There’s nothing cuter on Earth than a bunch of toddlers parading around in their Elsa and Superman costumes, completely jacked up on sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Unfortunately, after the sugar rush of cupcakes and Halloween candy wears off I am […]
** October has lots of Halloween activities for the kids. Find a complete list here.** Friday, October 17 Movers and Shakers Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more! Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m. Location: Richland Library Main, Storytime Room – Children’s Room, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201 […]
When most women see those two pink lines on a pregnancy test, they are elated. Those lines promise a new bundle of joy entering the world in a few short months. But for the one in four women who has lost a baby, either through miscarriage or stillbirth, those two lines can be terrifying and […]
When a friend loses a baby or pregnancy, it’s really hard to know what to do and say. And often, the mother cannot really express what she needs. The first year after pregnancy or infant loss is especially difficult. As a mother passes through all of the “dates” and baby anniversaries, that dreaded “year of […]
October 15 marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and October as a month is set aside to bring awareness as well. One in four pregnancies do not go full-term. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on the calendar or not, but often it can feel as if you’re the only one […]
Have you ever looked up how many “awareness” focuses there are in a given month? It can be overwhelming when you are told to be “aware” of so much, and very easy to tune out or ignore those causes that you have no experience with or just don’t resonate with you. (I am all for correct […]
I walked in to pick my daughter up from daycare and the teacher said those words that make any parent’s stomach drop… “Can I talk to you for a minute?” My daughter is shy and quiet, so I was racking my brain for what harm she could have caused another student. After stepping in the […]
October means it’s breast cancer awareness month and with that comes a lump in my throat, a general sense of irritability and an avoidance to things pink. Because, like many women, I’m aware of breast cancer … well aware … too aware. We had just returned from a family photo session the day after Christmas […]