I didn’t want to write about this. I said I wouldn’t write about this. Too controversial. Too polarizing. Not my scene. I like bringing people together - feel-good writing, if you will. But as a writer, writing...
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...
It's easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed by indecision, as the list of education possibilities grows, thanks to the Coronavirus. Full-time, face to face learning? Completely virtual learning? A hybrid of both? None of the above?  It's difficult to discern...
  It’s the middle of July in the craziest unicorn-flying, killer wasp attacking, Lysol injecting, alien sighting, toilet paper hoarding, crazier than any sci-fi movie ever made, year of my life. And I haven’t even had a single drink this...
In the spring of 2017, I was a kindergarten teacher. It was my privilege to fill 27 precious five-year-old minds with new information and show them how fun and rewarding learning could be. We celebrated baby steps and milestones...
With a commitment of getting materials into the hands of children and families over the summer, Richland Library is launching a new resource, titled the Read Freely Collections, on Thursday, July 16.   A total of nearly 5,000 books are heading to the...
The following is an interview with a local fourth grade teacher in Columbia. She has been teaching for more than 16 years in elementary education. I hope this individual perspective gives you insight into the thoughts of an educator...
Let me tell you about Lucky.  Lucky is a 95 pound yellow lab. She is turning thirteen years old this year. She is my best friend. Lucky was the first living thing my husband and I brought into our life to...
If you’re new to Columbia, or maybe even lived here your whole life, you may not know which snakes and spiders are dangerous. Many people have an innate fear of these animals and believe “the only good one is...
  We've seen the news. Our hearts are heavy. We grieve with our neighbors, friends and family. We're feeling sad and overwhelmed. We don't even know where to go from here. It's easy to feel helpless. Especially as white women. But may we...
Hello. My name is Leah, I am 40 years old, and I am addicted to Young Adult (YA) fiction.  And when I say "addicted" I mean "ADDICTED." As in, YA books are pretty much the only books I read. In...
Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer can suffer from “summer slide” or “brain drain.” Did you...
There are a lot of people talking all of a sudden about the possibility of homeschooling their children in the fall. For some, this is a response to the fact that so much is unknown about the fall and...
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...
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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped...

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