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How to Dress and Be Prepared for the Weather in Florence

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, In : For Moms 
Here are some seasonal suggested buys for the seasons in Florence, South Carolina.

Spring

  • Spring Dresses
  • Bow Ties for the boys
  • Dress Shoes
  • Hair Bows for the girls

Summer

  • Swim Suits
  • Swim Wear or Swim Shorts for the boys
  • Life Jackets or Swim Vests for kids
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen

Fall

  • Dresses
  • Scarves
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella

Winter

  • Leggings
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Warm Hats
  • Scarves
  • Rain Boots
  • Umbrella

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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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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 SC

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

YMCA Florence Summer Cam...
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Businesses that Closed in Florence, South Carolina

Posted by FlorenceMom.com on Sunday, September 9, 2018, In : Closed 
We've lived in the Pee Dee area for 5 years now and I've watched many restaurants or coffee shops go out of business during that time.

Here's the list of local restaurants that have gone out of business:
  • Clay Pot (closed in 2017)
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
  • The Library (closed in 2018)
  • Hibachi Grill Buffet on Irby St. (closed in 2018)
  • Fiasco 
  • Cast Iron Waffles (closed in 2016)
  • Smoky Oak Taproom (because of a fire in 2015)
  • Cruise the View (closed in 2016)
  • Primo Pizza inside of Magnolia Mall (closed in 20...

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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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Hotels Closest to Darlington Raceway Southern 500

Posted by Florencemom.com on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, In : Darlington 
All of the hotels below offer free car parking! Book them quick before they sell out as they get closer to the Southern 500 event in Darlington, South Carolina! The upcoming Southern 500 happens during Labor Day weekend from Sept 4 - 6, 2021.

Southern 500 is in Darlington, South Carolina takes place every year on Labor Day weekend and is very close to Florence! Here's the list of hotels located closest to Darlington Raceway:

Raceway Inn (1.5 miles from Darlington Raceway) - Average rate $130 

Mi...
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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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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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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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Parent's Morning Out, Mommy's morning out and Preschool for babies and toddlers

Posted by Florencemom.com on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, In : For Kids 
(Note: With the Covid-19 pandemic, programs might have canceled so check with the schools directly.)

Suggestions for Mommy's morning out/Morning Preschool in Florence, SC

  • All Saints 2 K Program is from 7:30am - 11:50AM for 2 year olds. You can run errands in the morning while your child learns and plays! Your child will be taught the alphabet, numbers and colors and create many fun craft projects throughout the year! All Florence/Pee Dee area residents are welcome to enroll their child here! Ch...

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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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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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