The Midlands has several activities around town to make welcoming in the new year fun for the whole family! And the best part is most finish early enough to get the kids to bed, count down to midnight, and...
Looking for something FREE to do with your kids now that we are in the thick of summer? Check out this list!  Splash Pads and other FUN with water Columbia’s got several splash pads, all of them free (be sure to call...
As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in the Columbia area is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out. While summer makes many think of ice cream, parks and water play we KNOW as moms...
Now that spring is here, my daughters and I are trying to spend as much time outside as possible. But they get bored with the backyard quickly, and my number one go-to is a local park or playground. Here...
If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered with Columbia events and happenings! October in Columbia in chock-full of seasonal fun – from family trick-or-treating to hayrides to pumpkin...
It’s winter. The holidays are over. (Whomp whomp.) And you’re feeling stuck in the house, covered in milk, with a head full of dry shampoo and the crazed gleam of cabin-fever in your eye. But no more! Columbia is...
With Halloween now in the past and the cooler weather coming in, Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Below are some local events leading up to turkey day! Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links...
Let's be honest, vacations aren't cheap. Even trekking it two hours down the road to the beach can cost a pretty penny. Why not save some money, and discover all that the Midlands has to offer? Here are some...
Every September and October I have the same good intentions. The following conversation takes place in my head every year and goes a little bit like this... I say to myself, "Self? This is the year that we are going...
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...

Your Columbia To-Do List

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I am a list maker. When I'm planning, I make lists. When I'm worried, I make lists. And when I have a project — like moving my family to a new city — hoo boy, do I make lists. When...
Thinking of ways to give this Thanksgiving? Already, it's time to make turkey themed crafts and tug on sweaters. So, whatever your feelings on this sometimes controversial holiday, now is time to be thankful for all we have, a...
When I moved to Columbia from sunny south Florida eight years ago, I’m not going to lie, I sort of arrived kicking and screaming. I loved my hometown, and in my mind the South seemed like a “whomp-whomp” place to...
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...
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Moms to See in the 803 :: Kay Hughes

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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...

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