Think back to the best ice cream you’ve ever had. Whether in a frozen tub, from a shop, or at a party. What made it so special? Was it the creaminess, the softness, the flavor, the toppings? Or was...
Here we are again, with an Independence Day craft inspired by Pinterest! I have had this craft pinned on my boards for several years now. Repeatedly, like so many times before, I scan through my pins and think to myself,...
I grew up in a very crafty house. One of the things we always had in our home was block stamps. Apparently, I’ve been stamping since I was 9 months old. So naturally, I would pass that on to...
With new SpaceX launches and an exciting live-streamed landing of Perseverance on Mars, 2021 has renewed an interest in space among adults. How can we spread this fascination and enthusiasm to our children this summer? We've got some great...
Anyone who has filled a basket with plastic Easter eggs knows that the colorful containers are only egg-citing when accompanied by the mystery of what's inside. Once the candy or toy has been discovered, the plastic egg often gets...
I don't know about you, but I'm sure missing the library right about now.  I miss taking my kids, and letting them explore the children's area while I pick out books. They always loved going through the stacks as well,...
The year was 1998. The month was November, and I was a couple of days away from turning twenty-four. I was also only a couple of days away from losing the freedom of having a room of my own. See,...
There was once a time when I could barely keep my head above water. I had two children who were ages two and under, my husband was full-time in a PhD program, and I worked from home. Money was...
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you might, like me, find yourself looking for something seasonal to get you and your family in the mood for the holiday. Like most families we aren’t planning anything special for Valentine’s...
My 2-year-old LOVES to be outside. He takes any chance he gets. If we open the back door to let the dog, he races to the door too. When he sees the door to the garage, he'll stand there...
Although we don't get much snow in South Carolina, your kids can still have fun making snowmen! This is a craft you can do in bulk or you can do using a sock you can't find a match for. Here's...

The Thankful Jar

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You've heard it said before, “Always be grateful for what you have.” This year I have found myself needing to be very intentional when it comes to gratitude and thankfulness. I know despite a global pandemic there are many things...
Ah, October. Finally, the temperatures have dipped to make outdoor activities slightly more bearable than they were a month ago. In addition to milder days spent at the zoo, the park, and the Riverwalk, October also means fun seasonal...
Wearing a fabric mask might not protect you 100% from COVID-19. However, studies have shown that it drastically reduces the spread and can provide some protection. Fabric masks are a great option as they are reusable and more easy...
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In + Around Columbia

Fun Places Around Columbia to Explore With Children Under One

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One of my biggest struggles as a new mother was overcoming the feeling of isolation. I often felt trapped at home by seemingly never-ending...

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