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National Condom Day

February 14, 2021 Guest Blogger Loree Bishop, H.I.V. Prevention Coordinator with Piedmont Care Safer Sex Spartanburg Did you know you can get free condoms at select locations throughout Spartanburg? The majority of these locations, known as condom access...

Let’s Talk Month

October is a time of slowing down to enjoy the changing leaves and pumpkin lattes, but it is also a time to intentionally talk to your teen.  All year long, we use teachable moments to talk to our teens about bullying, substance use, depression,...

International Podcast day

September 30th International Podcast day! Podcast by definition is a NOUN.A digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer ormobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be receivedby subscribers...

Let’s Celebrate Grandparents Day!

Photo of Andreas, Miguel Pastrana’s grandchild Life is full of milestones.  The moment that we are born and begin to experience the outside world once we have departed our mother’s womb (It is a good thing that we do not remember...

Board Member Shares Breastfeeding Experience

I love that I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to breastfeed both of my girls. I nursed my oldest until she was 15 months old and I am currently breastfeeding my youngest now at six months old. While I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding, I respect...

BirthMatters says Farewell to Khabonina

When I first graduated from college, I had high aspirations but little to no direction. All I knew was that my end goal for my career would be creating my own nonprofit. Signing up for the AmeriCorps VISTA program was the perfect first step...

When Life Becomes a Little Hard “LOVE ON” by Lead Doula Amber

I honestly don’t know where to begin! My mind has been unsettled with everything that has been going on in America. This civil unrest is very disturbing for me as well as the families in which I serve. I would like to challenge my readers...

Another Best Practice Breastfeeding Friendly Business Site

Maya recently sat down with Debbie Strickland. She is the Director of This is My Child (TMC), a childcare and early education center located at the Middle Tyger Community Center (MTCC). TMC is the first childcare center in Upstate South Carolina to be...

Spotlighting Best Practice Breastfeeding Business Friendly Sites

Maya recently spoke with Staci Gallman, the Women and Children Services Program Coordinator at Spartanburg Regional, about how the healthcare system has approached being breastfeeding friendly and why breastfeeding matters to them. Staci says that breastfeeding...

Garden Party 2019

We wanted to share a bit about our recent Garden Party fundraiser. The garden party is an event that we throw every year in April to raise money to support our programming. At the event, community supporters, colleagues in the industry, and some of those...