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Tears, doors slamming, and all out meltdowns often ensue over the homework battle. There is no denying that homework time can be less than pleasant for both parent and child, but it does not have to be such a...
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I graduated with my Master's of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina in 2003. My focus was elementary education, but I ended up in middle school and loved it. Teaching middle school science (specifically to seventh...
I have three boys. They range from ages 4 1/2 to 18 months. My house is littered with blocks, trucks, trains, cars, and dolls. Dolls? Not dolls in the traditional baby doll sense, but action figures that my boys (namely...
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Columbia Family-Friendly Events | July 2022

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July in Columbia is full of fun – from puppet shows, outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make...

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