My mom is a no-nonsense, practical, and frugal woman. Growing up, she always had shelves in a storage space that contained all kinds of presents. Whenever birthday party invites arrived or some sort of gift-giving occasion snuck up on...
Thousands of children are in foster care in South Carolina, many of them right here in Richland County. During this time, things can be even more difficult for these families with biological family visits, routine, creative outlets and activities being...

The New Normal

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This. The new normal. Will it ever be normal? It's anything but normal. I hope it's not here to stay, this new normal. I don a mask and armed with my grocery list, I march into Publix. I double and triple check to make...
The pollen has fallen, so it must be time for spring cleaning. Like many of you, I have taken notes from Marie Kondo's Konmari system of tidying up. And like many of you, my closet was a big daunting area...
Mother's Day will inevitably look different to all of us this year. Most of us won't be traveling to see our moms, go out for a fancy brunch, or head to the malls and nail salons for pampering. While I've...
Life with a newborn has made me painfully aware of how much my two year old has grown. Not just socially and emotionally, but physically too. Long gone are the days where he could be contained by pack-n-plays and...
With every new obstacle comes new experiences, and Mother’s Day this year is definitely falling prey to one of the greatest obstacles most of us have ever faced; a pandemic. I know, I know; like you really needed another reminder...
All products featured are independently selected by our team. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Mother's Day is right around the corner, and if you're like a lot of us reading...
At the start of 2020, I did something a bit unconventional. (But let's be real: convention was not working for me.) I got rid of my laundry baskets. Yes. I got rid of my laundry baskets. That may not sound extreme....
When my husband and I were first married more than a decade ago, we lived near Los Angeles. He was in school full-time and I worked from home. Our home was an apartment not much larger than a postage stamp....
How are you? I mean how are you, really? I know – life is bonkers right now. Really, really bonkers. The whole thing. Shutting everything down, kids home from school, social distancing. There is SO MUCH OUT THERE that can...

Easter, Modified

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I have a large family. We do everything together. By everything, I mean we eat to celebrate everything. Every single holiday. Easter is usually as big as Thanksgiving for us. However, COVID-19 has shifted our family dynamic and the way...
I love to buy people presents. Giving gifts is my favorite. Knowing a celebratory occasion is coming up, I like to pick up a few things as I'm casually strolling the aisles of Target. You remember what that's like, right?...
Passover is one of my favorite holidays and also the one I am most likely to observe haphazardly. Don’t get me wrong - I love a rousing rendition of “Dayenu” and will absolutely eat your gefilte fish if you...
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Space Week Returns to the State Museum With Free Kids General...

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Space Week returns to the South Carolina State Museum from July 18 through July 26. This special week-long event includes space themed shows, exhibits...

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