I love children's books! The closest library branch to us has been closed for over a year, and it's been hard to make time to go to other branches as often as I would like. Because of this, we...
If you're a parent of a school-aged child then you know that last week was Read Across America Week. For those of you who don't have school-aged kiddos, Read Across America Week coincides with Dr. Suess' birthday every year. It's a...
We are in our sixth year of homeschooling now, and it has been a grand adventure of getting to know my children better, figuring out what works for our family, and of seeing what I am learning - usually...
The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated annually during the month of January. Schools usually do special units around him and the entire civil rights movement. Some schools even host special events like parades or...
2018 was another great year for the Columbia SC Moms Blog! We are so thankful to all you, our readers, who were right there with us as we shared stories about our families, highlighted all the fun things to...
As my child reaches the age of "why" and "how" and all the other questions about everything he sees, we are having the most interesting conversations. His perception is surprising at times, and I'm really loving these opportunities to...
Growing up, one of my favorite holiday traditions was reading Christmas books during the month of December. These were books that stayed packed away in the attic the rest of the year, making them extra special. My favorite was...
Please stop. No really. Stop. A new phenomenon is happening at college campuses today, and it really needs to end. It is crippling your students and preventing them from becoming independent, self-sufficient adults. If your college-aged student is having an issue at school, it...
Recently I jumped on the train of what seems to be millions of women to read Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face. My expectations were high as I’ve heard and read amazing reviews on it. It’s been promoted by...
As I sit here waiting for the visit from Florence, memories flood my mind. I know how bad things can get in a hurricane because my family lost our home during Hurricane Katrina. By the time everything was finished,...
Talking to our kids about tragedy is hard. How do we bring it up? Should we bring it up? How do we make sure they know they're safe? As a former teacher, I have a little bit of experience in...
One of the benefits to working in education is that not only do you get January 1 to start a “new year” but you also get the start of a new academic year. My goal going into this academic...
Can you believe it is already August? You know what that means, don't you? It's back-to-school time! And if you're a mom like me, you're probably doing a little happy dance right now just thinking about it.  I remember when...
When our family began making plans to homeschool over five years ago, my first concern was how to do it legally. I had taught in the public school system for more than a decade and had no desire to...
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Columbia Family Events | December 2019

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If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered with Columbia events and happenings! December...