Believe it or not, it's already October and that means the holidays are right around the corner. Yep, you heard me. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it. I don't know about you but I tend to get...
Sometimes dads get a bad rap. They are teased for their inability to remember which brand of yogurt to purchase at the grocery store. They are chided for not spending enough quality time with their kids. And sometimes they...
I thrive on organization. Clutter makes me crazy. As our family continued to grow, I realized keeping up with all the kids' milestones, paperwork and memorabilia was getting overwhelming. I cringed at the idea of subsequent children not having all...
Recently, I've been trying to be a more mindful mama. If you don't know what I mean by this, mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment and appreciating it. As parents, it...
I hear you knocking; so eager to remind me that I’m halfway to the finish line. You’ve been patiently waiting at my front door since this year began; watching me come and go, smiling with every passing day, every...
Let's be real: kids can make a mess anywhere they go. And while there's no need to make sure everything is neat and tidy all the time, the threat of actual filth can become very real. I know, guys....
Spring is here and right along with it comes some beautiful weather. That gorgeous weather means it's a great time to spend some quality family time outdoors.  One way you can do that is to create a fairy garden together....
I don't have a relationship with my mother, but I am a very proud mother to two boys of my own. Before they came along, I often enjoyed playing "mother" to others who crossed my path - whether it...
Not a fan of sugar comas? Here are some alternative Easter basket ideas for kids of all ages!  Use an umbrella or rain boots instead of a basket. Include a game or two to play on spring rainy days....
Have you drank the bullet journaling Kool-Aid yet? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll give a brief overview: Bullet journaling is a fairly new organizational tool that many people use. It’s a way to customize a planner...
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Last fall, I had the chance to pretend to be a rock star for a night. Feeling the need to do something daring and out of character, and knowing getting bangs was NOT the answer, I signed up to...
It's Irish Heritage Month! Did you know about 1/10 of US citizens reported to have some Irish ancestry? That is a lot of influence for a country about the same size as our South Carolina! And Irish Americans are proud....
My honest and humbling truth … every goal I didn’t meet in 2018 was the result of one reason and one person alone - me, myself, and I - along with that pesky debilitating problem that we have all...
If you’re anything like me then the moment that ring was slid onto your finger you began to envision and plan for the perfect wedding day. You daydreamed about the ins and outs of married life. The two of...
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Where to See Santa Around Columbia

No holiday season is complete without a visit to the man in red! Below is a list of places you’ll be able to find...

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