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Santa Mini Sessions in Lamar

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Friday, November 13, 2020, In : For Moms 
Kimberly Patrick Photography is having a 2 day Santa Mini Studio Photo Sessions for $125 at her indoor studio. Each session is 15 minutes and includes 5-8 images with print release.

Theme:  North Pole Mailbox - All letters to Santa will be answered and delivered by UPS!
Dates: Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 between 12PM - 5PM & Sun, Nov 22, 2020 between 1PM - 5PM. 


They are covid-friendly and will be disinfecting all hard services, hand sanitizer, and using a UV room sanitizer between sessions. There is...
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Tami Bachman, a Florence Mom, and her family will serve with Samaritan Foundation for a mission in Dominican Republic

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Monday, July 27, 2020, In : Community 
Tami Bachman, her husband Skip and her children: Koa, age 7 and Ayla, age 4 are moving to Dominican Republic at the end of 2020 to serve as missionaries with an organization called The Samaritan Foundation. 

They will be sent from Church at Sandhurst (Florence, South Carolina). 

"Once we get there, Skip will help with the current construction projects on the north coast (a pediatric hospital, a school and homes for families in need) and Tami will serve in women's healthcare. We are excited to j...
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Florence Mom Business of the Month: Rachael Lavelle of Color Street

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Thursday, June 25, 2020, In : For Moms 
Our featured business is Rachael Lavelle of Color Street! Rachael lives in Florence, SC and is a wonderful mother of two kids. Rachael and I met at an event planned by a moms' group and we've continued to keep in touch. I admire her knack for crafts and natural leadership skills.

Meet Rachael
June Florence Mom Business of the Month

Asked what she liked most about Florence, Rachael's response was "I love the slower pace of life in Florence 🙂 Also all the green after coming from a desert climate."

About Color Street
Color Street is...
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Summer Feeding Menu for Florence kids

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Saturday, June 13, 2020, In : For Kids 
Free meals in Florence are available for pick-up during the summer. These are for kids ages between 0 - 18 years old. They change the times, locations and schedules as needed. See link below for more details.

See more details on menu and offerings for Summer Feeding Menu for kids in Florence.

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Summer Camps for Kids in Florence

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Saturday, June 8, 2019, In : For Kids 

Lynches River County Park Summer Camp
With fun indoor and outdoor activities like arts and crafts, field trips, games, activities, canoeing, splash pad and more for kids who like a real adventure, this is FlorenceMom.com's #1 pick if you don't mind the longer drive. For kids ages from kindergarten through 5th grade. They start mid June through the beginning of Aug. Call 843-389-0550 to secure your child's spot. Address: 5094 County Park Rd., Coward, South Carolina 29530

MACK Summer Camp at Mcle...
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Paint & Sip at Addie's Baby in downtown Florence, South Carolina

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Sunday, December 9, 2018, In : For Moms 


We meet new people throughout our lifetime and some may only stay as acquaintances while others become an instant close connection. I find that having that great, trustworthy friend in this town takes effort and giving others a chance is not easy, but something's gotta give. It is, as we all know, like dating.


And what better way to go on a date or get to know your friend than doing a creative exercise together over a glass of wine? My favorite choice: going to a Paint & Sip in downtown Floren...
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Notable After School Programs for Kids in Florence, South Carolina

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Saturday, October 6, 2018, In : For Kids 
TOP PICKS FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR KIDS IN FLORENCE, SC

Addies's Baby KIDS After School Art Academy Camps - Located in downtown at 290 West Evans St in Florence, Addie's Baby has been known as a great place for creative juices to flow. Starting Oct 30, 2018, Addie's Baby is launching an after school art academy for kids. Your children will have a place for their art to flourish while working on special art projects. There will also be homework help and snacks included in a structured prog...
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Taking it Easy with a Paint Nite in Florence, SC

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Monday, August 20, 2018, In : For Moms 
Update: Paint Nite is now YayMaker and currrently does not have any availability in Florence.

When it comes to relaxing, just sitting down on the couch to watch T.V. or browsing on the phone can sound so unexciting. If you like creating art or making anything with your hands, Paint Nite is a great alternative, especially if you have an empty wall to fill. It's 2 hours of fun with all painting supplies included (even the apron)! 

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Coffee Shops & Dessert Places in Florence, SC

Posted by Florencemom.com on Sunday, February 18, 2018, In : Restaurants 
There are several coffee places in Florence, SC that you can check out and I've personally visited them all!

Starbucks at Florence Mall shopping center (1933 W. Palmetto St., Florence, SC 29501)
Centrally located at the 5 points intersection and with a drive thru, this place is the most convenient location to get a Starbucks crafted drink. It has the standard of a typical Starbucks that anyone from a major city would expect. The drive thru can get congested so I suggest using their mobile order...
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Paint Nite locations in Florence, SC

Posted by Florencemom.com on Monday, January 1, 2018, In : For Moms 
--- Update: Paint Nite is now called YayMaker and currently does not have any availability in Florence. Read below about my past experience with Paint Nite when they still had events in Florence back in the day. ---

This Florence mom took a break from a regular night and joined another friend at a Paint Nite event at Mellow Mushroom! They had it in a private closed room so you really feel like you are in a party with 18 other painters in the room. 

We came 15 minutes early to check in and order...
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New and current resources for mommy and baby in Florence, SC

Posted by Florencemom.com on Saturday, October 21, 2017, In : For Kids 
I'm always looking for new resources on places for mommies and babies. Here are some current resources for new mommies and babies in Florence, SC. 

MOPS in Florence, SC: There is a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in Florence that meets twice a month from September to May. They take a break during the summer time. This is a group of mothers who have kids from 0 - 5 years old. Ladies who are expecting a baby are also welcome to attend. They meet twice a month on Tuesdays from 9AM - 11AM at ...
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The POP Zone is a great play area for babies and toddlers in Florence, SC

Posted by Florencemom.com on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, In : For Kids 
We went to The POP Zone's grand opening yesterday on October 2nd and my 3 year old and 1 year old sons had a wonderful time playing at the 2 hour Open Play time! With a play room popping (pun intended) with bright colors, my toddlers were instantly engaged upon arrival! 



Located at 906B S Cashua Dr., Florence, SC 29501, you can see their entire weekly schedule: http://www.thepopzone.com/weekly-calendar.html.

In addition to offering age-appropriate classes for babies and toddlers, The POP Zone a...
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Full Day Daycare and Childcare rates/prices in Florence for infants - 5 years old

Posted by Florencemom.com on Thursday, May 25, 2017, In : Childcare 
I have been calling a handful of childcare/daycare prices/rates for my 1 year old since May 2017. I think the rates are safe to apply for any child between the ages of 3 months - before kindergarten (between 4 or 5 years old). This is for full day care. To save you some trouble, here are my findings. 

Saint Paul United Methodist Church - Their all day care is between 6:45am - 6pm and the cost is $125 per week so that equates to about $500 per month, per child. This includes breakfast, lunch an...
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2 Hour Kids Party at Master J .Kim's U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center

Posted by florencemom.com on Saturday, April 22, 2017, In : For Kids 
(2021 Update: Currently, they are not hosting birthday parties anymore. This is an old review.)

There is a new Tae Kwon Do Center in town and they are offering an awesome birthday package for kids parties!

You can host a 2 hour birthday party at Master J. Kim's U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center a really reasonable price! For up to 15 participating kids, the special birthday boy or girl and the guests get to enjoy fun games, bounce house and activity, pizza & drink, birthday cake, fun martial arts lesson ...
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New Kids Play area at Magnolia Mall in Florence, SC Review

Posted by Florencemom.com on Thursday, March 23, 2017, In : For Kids 
The kids play area just opened 5 days ago at the Magnolia Mall and we gave it a try today! We love that it is located at the food court because that makes it easier to grab a snack or lunch before the kids play. It is sort of hidden but it's located on the farthest left side of the food court, right next to the Japanese/hibachi part. (This is one of 3 slides there.)

The whole kids play area is sea-themed with 3 slides and a few other sea creatures like this whale, that the little ones can clim...
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Top Restaurants for Valentine's Day in Florence, SC

Posted by Florencemom.com on Sunday, January 22, 2017, In : Restaurants 
Florencemom.com's suggestions for your date on Valentine's Day! (scroll down) 

Downtown Florence area:
  1. Town Hall (101 W. Evans) - This is hands down the most romantic and maybe expensive of the bunch but with a rooftop bar called The Dispensary, this place is hard to beat and the food is top notch. Make sure to make a reservation! Click here, to see a detailed blog on what we ordered and pictures of Town Hall.  (Rooftop bar is only open when weather is favorable.)
  2. Victors Bistro (126 W. Evans) -...

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How to Meet Other Moms in Florence

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Monday, February 22, 2016, In : For Moms 
It's been exactly 3 years since we've moved to South Carolina from Southern California and it's been quite an experience for me to adjust from a different lifestyle to an unknown territory with no friends nor family nearby. The truth is, moving to a new environment and knowing nobody is difficult, AT FIRST. It'll take time and patience to find new friends and get familiar with your surroundings. If you are a new mom who just moved here from a different place as well, the first year will proba...
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Dumping Trash Yourself in Florence, SC

Posted by Florencemom.com on Wednesday, December 2, 2015,
Here are all the locations of the free trash dump sites in Florence, SC for all those just relocating here or moving to a different part in Florence: 

Locations:                                                                                        
Site 1Greenwood 2325 Carnell Drive Florence 29505
Site 2Airport 708 South Stadium Road Florence 29506
Site 3Quinby 1508 East Marion Hwy. Florence 29506
Site 4Timmonsville 1840 S Warren Street Timmonsville 29161
Site 5Pamplico 411 South Oak Street Pampli...

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Baby (walkers) Storytime at the Florence County Library today

Posted by Florencemom.com on Thursday, October 22, 2015,
My 20 month old baby and I went to the Florence County Library for the first time today for baby story time at 11:00AM. My baby had a great time! Besides hearing a story, the babies also played with other walking babies. The librarian also blew bubbles and let the kids each have a scarf and bell bracelet to dance to the songs. It was located in a private room. After the story time was over, I let my baby played around the little house in the children's section of the library. He continued to ...
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Development of FlorenceMom.com

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Tuesday, August 25, 2015,
Almost exactly a year ago, I launched a website called HartsvilleMom.com. Today I am starting the content for FlorenceMom.com. Thank you for visiting my site. I am also taking pictures of all of the places that I recommend from my personal camera. Those and all my content are a work in progress.


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FlorenceMom.com Originally from Southern California, we had moved here when my husband got out of the military and began his civilian work at the Duke Energy Power Plant in Hartsville. I had a hard time finding family-friendly resources online in Florence when we moved here in 2013 so I started writing and taking pictures of our adventures and places we've been. This website is a collection of several years of adventures. I hope this helps you as a transplant or new mom. I have two sons who were both born in Florence at the McLeod Hospital.
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