One of my favorite Christmas songs is "All I Want For Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey. This time of year, you can catch me in my Expedition (yes, the XL version because I'm a mom now), singing at...
There are so many choices to make when you become a parent - formula or breastmilk, sleeping issues, how to discipline, what kind of education to give them. And, eventually, what to do about Santa. It doesn't matter if you celebrate...
Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, which means more candy coming my kids' way. After Halloween and Christmas, I am sick of having so many sweets around the house. As a mother I am trying to teach my kids to make...
Brr! It's cold outside. I have fond childhood memories of playing outside in the snow with my sisters and coming inside to a mug of hot chocolate. But it's not just for kids. On a cold winter day hot...

The Ultimate Winter Bucketlist

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I love bucket lists! Well, I love any kind of list, period. Lists keep me organized, productive and give me a sense of accomplishment when I check items off. Even if you aren’t obsessed with lists, there is something...
It's no secret that I love to read and share a good book with my children. I especially look forward to Christmas books, because one of our traditions is to buy a few new ones each year and read...
When Elf on a Shelf first debuted several years ago - I think our oldest son was still a baby - I thought it was weird and creepy. Some doll comes to life and reports to Santa about goodness...
‘Done decking the halls and checking the list twice? A little reward after wrapping is not unrealistic. An evening out disguised as a holiday-delight-date-night … oh, it’s the company holiday party. And if you’re lucky, you may get by only needing to bring...
This year, Chanukah (aka the Festival of Lights) begins at sundown on Sunday, December 6. In Columbia, there are almost as many celebrations as there are ways to spell Chanukah! And you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy...
When I had my first child, I was surprised what a letdown Christmas was. Granted, at his first Christmas he was only 6 weeks old, so you can't expect much more than him laying there in a holiday-themed outfit posed with gifts or smiling...
While the northern half of the United States has been blanketed with snow this winter, South Carolina keeps escaping unscathed. Some reports said we'd have snow flurries or freezing rain Wednesday afternoon, but the white stuff never materialized. Still, there's nothing...
Midlands Winter Family Expo Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Mark your calendars for the Midlands Winter Expo on Saturday, December 20! This full day of fun for kids and parents offers free activities,...
I'm not sure how I have lived on this earth without tasting the awesomeness that is winter squash, but it wasn't until last winter, when I was introduced to acorn squash through my produce co-op that I tried any...
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Columbia Family Events | December 2019

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If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered with Columbia events and happenings! December...