It’s both beautiful and complicated. Being part of two worlds…. Being the best (and, at times, the worst) of two people at the same time. Being from two different cultures and two different races. I, myself, do not have personal knowledge about...
When you became a mom there are all sorts of things you wish you knew or didn’t think you would need to know. Coming to grips with being a mom of a child with any sort of special need...
One of the most arduous tasks for a parent is choosing a school for their child. This task becomes seemingly insurmountable when you add to the mix relocating from a different city or state. Around Our Schools’ intent is...
As students and parents across the Midlands are adjusting to back-to-school routines, Richland Library is sharing a list of supplies to tackle assignments inside and outside the classroom this year. Take advantage of all the educational resources they are offering, such as: Elementary...
Last year I wrote a post about my daughter's anxiety when starting kindergarten. Well, let me tell you about her first day of first grade, and what a difference a year makes. Leading up to the start of first grade,...
As my little ones and I are finishing up our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten journey, my son's first day of kindergarten is fast approaching. He's going to be riding a new bus to a new school where he'll have...
It's that time of year again. The big yellow buses return to our neighborhoods, the closed sign goes up on the pools, and the dozens of Pinterest posts get shared with bento box lunch ideas. And if you're a mom...
Summer is coming to end. For some, it's already ended. New year, new chapter. This can be a very exciting time for many, but for some, a new year presents all the unknowns, which can cause anxiety for not...
We’re gearing up for another school year and know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we've rounded up some of the back-to-school posts we’ve written throughout the years...
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...
Back to school is my favorite time of year! When I was a kindergarten teacher, I loved setting up my classroom in anticipation of an eager new group of students. Now that I’m the mommy of a rising first...
Many parents mark their calendars for tax free weekend because it's the one time of year businesses - small and large alike - offer great sales ALONG with NO sales tax here in SC. And with school right around...
I can't believe that my oldest daughter is turning five soon! Seriously, how is time passing so fast? I just submitted her first set of kindergarten paperwork and reality is hitting hard. We may be in the middle of winter,...
What is amazing about television and books, is how much we are able to see or read about other people's life experiences. It is a way to remove ourselves from what we know, our own long-held beliefs, and see...
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Announces Opening Date of New Aquarium &...

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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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