Hey there, fellow bookworms! Bored and looking for something new to read? I love reading anything spooky, full of suspense, mystery, crime, thriller, horror - as long as it's not too sad. Below are three of my favorite underrated books. If you...
During these uncertain and difficult times, we all have fears and concerns racing through our minds on a daily basis. How long will this quarantine last? Will my family members get sick? Are my elderly loved ones taking extra...
During these uncertain times, it is easy to feel like going to the park or the library, or even the grocery store is a luxury. If we aren’t frantically sanitizing every surface, we are frantically planning what we can...
Dear Fellow Working Parents: Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? I know I am. I am seeing blog posts, Facebook and Instagram posts, e-mails from teachers and other educators, all with tons of free learning at home ideas or optional-ish learning...
I’ve got the inside scoop and I need to tell you... Teachers are still teaching! I’m a middle-aged mom who just rejoined the full-time workforce last August and am working in the public middle school system. I also have an...
It's official - schools in South Carolina are closed until the end of the month, and it's happening all over the country, as states make plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by practicing "social distancing." We have been homeschooling...
I love reading and I love St. Patrick's Day. When I was a little girl, my mom used to take my three little sisters and me to our local library every summer for the summer reading program. Now that I...
"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...
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,...
Okay, so I was totally the mom who was NEVER going to allow her kid on YouTube. I mean, you've read about the people who think it's entertaining to sneak in violent and inappropriate images into YouTube videos for...
As a child, I was a voracious reader. Books were my constant companions and I would read multiple in a week. Then came college, which drastically decreased the amount of reading I did. Now, I work full time outside of...
Our Adoption Story Our adoption journey began in 2017 after two years of trying to conceive a child biologically. Adoption was always a way that my husband and I had talked about building our family, so after struggling with infertility...
Have you heard of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo? Participants from all over the world pledge to write a 50,000 word manuscript in 30 days during the month of November. Every year I attempt this feat, but fizzle...
There is a plethora of parenting books in the market. While it is wonderful to have so many resources and perspectives available for our perusal, it is also very confusing as experts differ and disagree on their approaches to...
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Things to Do in Columbia With Kids | July 2020

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