Let’s be honest: Riverbanks Zoo just might be one of the best reasons to live in Columbia. Very few mid-sized cities can boast zoos to match Riverbanks’ visitor experience  - gorillas! zip lines! a full-size aquarium! In honor of the zoo’s...
"One, two, three, four, two, two, three, four, turn, two, three, four..." The choreographer counts steadily, and my mouth tightens with tension, because this isn't my daughter's dance class. Instead, it's me trying to move in time with the music...
Last Saturday my family and I decided to try out The Big Mo drive-in movie theater in Monetta. My oldest son is a very sensitive child and is scared of anything new. Daddy tried to take him to a movie a...
If you are outfitting one child or several, it gets expensive. And when they're little, they rapidly outgrow all of their clothes and toys, so it feels like you are constantly replacing items. If you'd like a one stop...
There is one holiday on the Jewish calendar I have always gone out of my way to celebrate - Purim. This holiday commemorates the story of Esther, who risked her life to save the Jewish people and brought about...
We can’t all live in the waxed-mustache capital of the Confederacy (looking at you, Richmond) or the chest-tattoo mecca of the South (ditto, Charleston). Someone has to maintain an air of affected awesomeness out here in the fashion boondocks....
We are thawing out and starting to think about green grass, chirping birds, and flowers blooming! Springtime is just around the corner and soon there will be children giggling about catching bugs, going fishing, and picnics. We've all had...
Traveling with little ones can be quite the challenge. They don't like to sit still for long periods of time, they have tiny tummies, they make big messes, and they can only entertain themselves for so long. Over the...
Can you smell that old familiar scent? Spring is in the air! "Spring?! Are you nuts, Kristi? It was snowing last week!!" I know, I know, I know, it seems like spring is a long way off right now. The days...
Are you a crafty diva? Do you make weekly trips to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby? Is your glue gun one of your most prized possessions? No? Well, thank goodness I am not alone! If you are like me, you...
Bringing home a newborn to an older sibling is hard. But when this older sibling is diagnosed with cancer, it is a completely different kind of hard. This has been the reality of Irmo resident Amanda Jo Nelson since the beginning of...
This past Saturday I was able to enjoy a great night with my 4 year old son at the Colonial Life Arena taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the 2014 Monster Jam tour. We purchased some kettle corn...
A new and exciting opportunity is available in Cope, SC (about 45 minutes from Columbia)! The God It Made Ranch provides an opportunity for children of all ages to learn about horses and take lessons they ordinarily might not be...
If your children are anything like mine, they love to be busy, and they especially love to be busy outside. I don't blame them; playing outside is great! It allows them to burn off energy, catch some fresh air,...
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