As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve gotten pretty creative with how I occupy my daughters (ages three and five) all day. One of their favorite activities is joining me in the kitchen to whip up delicious treats and snacks. It's a...
Your first time cooking Easter Dinner for everyone can be a daunting task. But I am here to assure you that, yes, you can make Easter Dinner. So, here are some recipes that are grandmother-approved and nearly impossible to...
Wow, how things have changed in Columbia in just the last few days! Schools are closed, people are working from home, restaurants are closing their doors, and Soda City Market has been canceled for the foreseeable future. However, it's never been...
School is out, jobs are on hold, many are working from home, and times are stressful. But your next child's next meal doesn't have to be. Here's a list of local resources offering free meals for students during this...
One of the delightful side effects of being a parent is that you suddenly become aware of the obscure and often overlooked special holidays sprinkled throughout the year. The 100th day of school, Dr. Seuss's birthday, and National Sandwich...
  It's no secret that I love cooking. On top of that, I love cooking a wide variety of things - from simple spaghetti or meatloaf to more complicated soups and ethnic dishes. It's something I enjoy immensely. One of my...
"Dr. Seuss was a storyteller in the grandest sense of the word. Not only did he tell fantastical tales of far-away places but he also gave us a unique visual language that carried his stories to new heights of artistic...
My husband and I celebrated our first Valentine's Day back in February of 1993. We were seniors at Lower Richland High school and had been dating for about four months. My mom said I could invite him over for...
A little birdie told me January is National Soup Month. Soup is the one dish that I seriously eat all year round. I don’t care what the temperature is. I. Love. Soup! For me, soup is an instant mood...
This is the first week that I have felt the fall season upon me. The weather is cooler, leaves are changing, pumpkins are appearing outside the neighborhood, and I can finally convince myself to buy that Halloween candy. With the...
I had every intention of sharing an awesome Halloween cake that bled raspberry filling today. Unfortunately, I created my own episode of a Nailed It and uh...”nailed it.” This cake was so ugly it could not be photographed and...
My last name is Starbuck. No, I'm not kidding. When I met the man who I now call my husband and he told me his name, I didn't believe it either. I immediately wondered if I had crossed paths...
As a first time mother of a 9 month old, it goes without saying that my mornings before work aren't as... let's go with 'smooth"... as they used to be. Allow me to elaborate: Pre-mom Mornings: Alarm goes off -...
The endless stream of invites to summer barbecues and cookouts often has me reaching for easy recipes to make in a hurry. A recipe that my kids can make virtually all on their own is a definite benefit. Like...
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Things to Do in Columbia With Kids | July 2020

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Events and happenings around Columbia look different than they used to. While many places aren’t offering in-person get togethers, they are offering virtual activities...

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