I stumbled upon Blue Flour Bakery in Irmo by accident, and I’m so glad I did! What started as a stop on a whim for a coffee turned into a weekly favorite for my boys and me! I may...
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Kim Toogood. She is so inspiring, and the kindest person you'll meet in beautiful Columbia! Kim is a wife, mother of two boys, Air Force Veteran, and breast cancer survivor who enjoys...
February in Columbia is full of fun – from Valentine events, cookie making, outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our...
The winter months bring many welcome changes such as cooler temperatures, warm beverages, soups, and stews, or my personal favorite - curling up in front of a fire with a warm blanket and a good book. However, it also...
One of my biggest struggles as a new mother was overcoming the feeling of isolation. I often felt trapped at home by seemingly never-ending nursing and crying marathons. I remember being so excited once my son got through that...
I was born and raised in Western NY, and am as Italian as they come. In Rochester, where I grew up, there is a HUGE Italian community. There are plenty of Italian specialty stores, bakeries, and delis. There's even...
Choosing the right school can seem like an overwhelming task. Combine that with the fact that there are so many different types of schools and education options, and it can make your head spin. Our hope is that this...
Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year now through March 5, 2022. More than 200 scholarship opportunities are available — totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria...
There is so much more to Blythewood’s Doko Meadows Park than first meets the eye. With 25 acres to explore, there’s not much chance of anyone complaining about being bored! There’s plenty of shade, picnic tables, and benches for parents...
January in Columbia is full of fun – from outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our local guides – parks...
‘Tis the season for family togetherness - as holiday breaks approach and there is plenty of free time to explore what our great city of Columbia has to offer. We all know occupying our day with family-friendly events helps...
If you are looking for a locally-owned place to grab some delicious food and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere then check out Granby Grill! Granby Grill offers a wide selection of beers, burgers, and really good fried foods. So ... full disclosure,...
December in Columbia is full of fun – from holiday events, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our local guides – ultimate...
Recently I had the opportunity to interview Kay Hughes. She’s an educator, wife, mama to Kobe, and a businesswoman. She’s on a mission to share her motherhood journey with a sprinkle of faith and educational tips along the way.  Can...
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Guide to Splash Pads, Pools & Water Fun Around Columbia

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Let's face it, they don't call Columbia "Famously Hot" for nothing. Temperatures easily reach three digits long before the official start of summer. The...