Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer can suffer from “summer slide” or “brain drain.” Did you...
With summer in full swing, dreams of family adventures emerge. The choices for family getaways can sometimes seem overwhelming. Questions like "Will this be something that all ages will enjoy?" and "Will this break the bank?" often come to...
Summertime is now in full swing! Sunshine, swimming, and lazy afternoons outside fill up our days. However, summer also includes unpredictable thunderstorms and rain, sometimes forcing us to sit inside, wishing about the sunshine instead. When all of us...
Here we are again, with an Independence Day craft inspired by Pinterest! I have had this craft pinned on my boards for several years now. Repeatedly, like so many times before, I scan through my pins and think to myself,...
These are easy, fun, sticky, sweet, and totally festive for the 4th of July. Or any day for that matter! Like most kids, mine LOVE to help me in the kitchen and the beauty of these treats is that...
Personally, I think there's nothing better than fresh fruit and veggies straight off the farm. Since I am completely inept at growing my own produce, it's a relief to know there are farms locally that do all the hard...
34th Annual Carolina Celebration of Liberty Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021 Time: 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Location: First Baptist Church Columbia, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Cost: Free but you need a ticket to enter Details: The Carolina Celebration of Liberty is the longest...
June is Pride month. It is celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Don't know much about Pride or why it is important? Check out these websites, books, and ideas for celebrating ... even with...
Summer is here! For the first time in her seven-year life, my daughter is sad about the school year ending. The pandemic made it tough on all of us. Social connections were brought to a full stop and it...
Whether you're new to the Midlands or a Columbia native, chances are you may have heard of The Big Mo. Or, maybe you don't know what it is (or if you're like me, you might've known once, but have...
If you are a family on a budget, it’s hard to pack up the kids and go to the movies. For a family of four, it’s at least $40 to just get into the theater – and that is if you...
June in Columbia is full of fun – from summer reading to outdoor movies, storytimes 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 – summer...
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 best advice to beat the heat is to either find an indoor play area, or hit...
With new SpaceX launches and an exciting live-streamed landing of Perseverance on Mars, 2021 has renewed an interest in space among adults. How can we spread this fascination and enthusiasm to our children this summer? We've got some great...
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