If there's one thing my son consistently grabs it's crinkle toys and tags. Enter Baby Jack Learning Lovey. Company founder, Kelley Legler, is a mom of two who totally gets it. Safe? Check. Educational? Check. Interesting? Check.  I like The Learning Lovey for...
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....
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The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated annually during the month of January. Schools usually do special units around him and the entire civil rights movement. Some schools even host special events like parades or...
Living in Columbia, the chances of your kids finding enough snow to play with are low. We were so excited to hear that a "snowstorm" was coming. Then we were quickly disappointed when we could barely see the flakes...
Choosing the right school can seem like an overwhelming task. Combine that with the fact that there are so many different types of schools and education options, and it can make your head spin. Our hope is that this...
“No, Mom! Not again! I’m so tired of virtual learning! When is the Coronavirus going to end?!” cried my 8-year-old when I received a positive COVID-19 test result two weeks after he finally returned to in-person classroom instruction. Prior to my...
My daughter entered kindergarten this year. While she had some anxieties at first, she's really grown to love it, and so have I! Here are five reasons why... 1. The Art So much art and worksheets daily. The pile is bigger...
Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year now through March 5, 2022. More than 200 scholarship opportunities are available — totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria...
There is so much more to Blythewood’s Doko Meadows Park than first meets the eye. With 25 acres to explore, there’s not much chance of anyone complaining about being bored! There’s plenty of shade, picnic tables, and benches for parents...
Ditching the paci can be extremely challenging, and even a source of dread for the months leading up to it. There are hundreds of ideas being pushed by pediatricians, dentists, parents, psychologists, and other childcare professionals. However, there is...
One of the top five expenses for the average household is food. Among some of the challenges and changes produced by the pandemic was an increase in the costs associated with going out to eat, as well as buying...
One of my family’s favorite traditions is baking cookies! There's something so special about enjoying warm, freshly baked treats with your loved ones. It can get a bit tricky having kids in the kitchen, but I'm delighted to share a...
I turned 31 this year. 31. I'm really in my thirties now y'all! When I turned 30 it was a little odd. It felt foreign not being in my twenties anymore. It felt like I "really" needed to be an adult...
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