While I was busy preparing for the first week of preschool, little did I know I also should have been mentally preparing to care for a sick child while being sick myself. Just as I started to look forward...
I don't know about you, but I have been perplexed by the mountain of praise heaved onto me about my three-year-old's behavior in daycare. "Streater is so sweet; she's such a good helper; I love how she shares with...
Overstimulation, overanalyzation, overtired, overwhelmed; I'm just feeling over. Let me set the record straight, I love my life. At work, I feel appreciated, respected, involved, and supported. At home, I feel loved, needed, wanted, and safe. Within myself, I feel...
I didn't know I was a crunchy mom until I had my first baby, and somehow breastfeeding and babywearing led me down a cloth diaper path, and before I knew it, that was just part of my identity. I...
No one can say they've gone through life without some sort of traumatic experience. We have each encountered losses and hurts, done intentionally or unintentionally, the result of living among imperfect people in an imperfect world. Our children are,...
By now I would think all women taking, or of age to take, contraceptives have heard ads for IUDs or Intrauterine Devices. The little pieces of plastic or copper that go into the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up...
We're so conditioned to compare our own bodies that we don't blink an eye when that same societal pressure is placed on our children, as early as their first pediatrician appointment. We wear their percentile ranking like a badge of...
May is Celiac Awareness Month. And if you don’t know what celiac disease is, you are not alone. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body views gluten, which is the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, as...
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, with the week of May 8-14 being Food Allergy Awareness Week.  Asthma and allergies are serious chronic diseases that affect many adults and children throughout the country. One in thirteen American children...
You asked and got the answers! Columbia Mom readers submitted questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children, and we had the unique opportunity to sit down with Dr. Kenneth Alexander, the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Nemours Children’s Health in...
I struggled to become pregnant. I fought to stay pregnant. I fought hard for her.  After numerous ultrasounds and weeks on bed rest, I gave birth to a perfect baby girl. In that hospital room, I whispered to her that...
Many of you are probably familiar with Autism Awareness Month/Day, which occurs each April as a way to educate the public about Autism. While most people are aware Autism exists, the depiction of it as a problem that needs...
We’ve had many firsts in our family that we’ve celebrated, some of which were a pretty big deal. We’ve also had some not so exciting firsts, and cavities were one of those unwelcomed ones. According to kidshealth.org, cavities develop when...
Therapy is a common resource used by a diverse group of people. It’s not only applicable during a huge period of growth or after a traumatic event. It can be used preventatively or to help minimize the number of...
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Announces Opening Date of New Aquarium &...

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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a world-class recreational and educational attraction in Columbia, S.C., will open the much anticipated Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Aquarium...

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