The first day of school for my family is just around the corner and we are beyond excited! My five-year-old daughter will be starting kindergarten virtually through a nearby school, and I’ll be doing homeschool preschool with my three-year-old daughter....
It's 2 p.m. and I'm sitting on my back porch. That's right, I said sitting. It's one of those days I've decided to let the dishes pile up and use the ever sacred nap hour as a time to...
Just like everyone else, COVID-19 has thrown my entire life, and the life of my family, for a loop. One of the biggest ways COVID has affected us is in the education of my children. I send them to...
Has there ever been a more fraught back to school season than this one? I can't recall a single one. Parenting during a pandemic has thrown all of us some curve balls. Child care issues, meal planning, bedtime shenanigans...
Imagine you have a career that you love. Perhaps you have even dreamed of having this career your whole life. You spent time role playing for it as a child. In high school, you participated in clubs and volunteered...
It's back to school time, and heading into a new school year has never looked as different as it does now. Whether your child will be participating in a hybrid model, virtual, face-to-face, or homeschooling, we've got you covered...
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 is my...
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...
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