Now that summer is ending and kids are heading back in school, daycare, dance, and sports practice - parents have all sorts of things brought home - permission slips, reading logs, dirty clothes, and GERMS. Germs are everywhere and...
In the 20 years that I have been a mom, I can honestly say that I have never been as frightened to send my kids back to school as I am now. I have spent a lot of time...
It’s already that bittersweet time of year again. You are getting ready to ship your precious little one off to the land of crayons, recess, and homework. But first, you get to meet the lovely person with whom your...
My 4-year-old has been allowed to play on screens for about a year now (ever since she found out they really do work outside of airplanes, a trick I was able to make work for a couple of years...
"How do I entertain my two-year-old all day long?" I could feel the desperation in that mom when I read the facebook post. I scanned the replies and thought most suggestions seemed like a lot of work. But maybe she...
Asking for help isn't easy, but sometimes, not having help is harder - too hard. And for that reason, we as parents soon learn that we have to learn a new skill: asking for help. In our culture, we seem...
Making decisions about where to start your child's education and where to seek childcare are some of the most important decisions we face as parents, but they don't have to be intimidating ones. Columbia SC Moms Blog has put...
Can you believe it is already August? You know what that means, don't you? It's back-to-school time! And if you're a mom like me, you're probably doing a little happy dance right now just thinking about it.  I remember when...
Once upon a time my mother would read to us every night. We would go from book to book and explore each experience and the feelings they created within us. We read everything from the hilarious Amelia Bedelia, tongue...
I swear I woke up one morning to find I no longer had a baby, I had a toddler, but I still had so much baby stuff! Baby Products: loads of them probably fell upon you when you brought home...
I've found myself accustomed to this new stage of life. The stage when your sweet and adorable baby boy runs off at the playground to make friends and play. He runs back to you from time to time saying,...
If you're here looking for foolproof tantrum stoppers, you must have hit at least 18 months and the tantrums have begun. But, if you think the two's are terrible, my mother always said the person who invented that phrase...
Finding child care can be tough. You worry about selecting the right place. You wonder if the staff will love and care for your little one the way you do. You research the program to determine if there are...
I’ll never forget receiving the phone call years ago from my disappointed kindergartener who had forgotten his change of clothes for a trek with Hammond’s naturalist-in-residence, Tom Mancke. To a five year-old, missing a morning excursion with Mr. Mancke...
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** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time ** Richland Library and Lexington Library...