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...
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...
The kids are home and you are suddenly their educator -- even though you might be working from home, or unable to work, and thinking about how to make it all come together without losing your mind.  First of all...
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...
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