My daughter just turned seven. As she gets older each year, I enjoy looking back on who she used to be and watching who she is becoming. Like how when I found out I was having a girl I...
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a world-class recreational and educational attraction in Columbia, S.C., will open the much anticipated Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Thanks to the generous support of The Boyd...
Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications through March 5, 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year. More than 230 scholarship opportunities are available, totaling over $550,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria and complete the online...
Downtown Lexington is home to Icehouse Amphitheater, several local shops, and many fantastic places to eat, including O'Hara's Bakery Cafe. O'Hara's Bakery Cafe is one of the few local places where you can start your day with a pastry and...
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National Peanut Butter Day is January 24, and I can honestly say that I’m looking forward to celebrating with my family! Whether you’re Team Creamy or Team Crunchy, there’s no denying the versatility and mouthwatering taste of peanut butter....
The beeping sound from the coffee pot in the morning used to be a welcoming sound. Now, I find myself rushing over to turn it off before the sound goes off so as not to wake any sleeping children,...
Whether you have chosen a professional photographer or are equipped with your own point and shoot, finding the best place to take family photos can be a tall order. Luckily, Columbia has many outdoor options for creating fantastic photographs....
The other day I saw a friend for the first time since having my baby. After the obligatory congratulating and cooing, he asked, "So how's motherhood? Loving every minute of it?" For the past nine and a half months, whenever...
Each new year seems to bring a slew of marketing campaigns targeted at moms, or just parents in general, promising to help them address the sorts of problems that they are too busy, or tired to deal with at...
Dear Number One, As I sit here in the first trimester with Number Two, I can’t help but think about how our lives will change. You have been the focus of my whole world, Number One. I worry what will...
In our fast-paced, high-stress world, almost everyone is trying to find a source of peace and happiness. Often, we look to relationships, career accomplishments, and religion. Years ago, I read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and everything in...
With the new year comes the yearning for all things new: job, body, hobbies, etc. I have the new hobby itch, but I hate to accumulate stuff, whether it be supplies or the actual end results (goodbye, oil painting). Full...
Are you a young creative who likes to write or draw? Get published! Richland Library is accepting submissions to Kids in Print 2023, an annual literary magazine that showcases the talents of young people across the Midlands. Children and teens,...
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a world-class recreational and educational attraction in Columbia, S.C., will open the much anticipated Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Aquarium...

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