Have you noticed the chill in the air around Columbia? I think we can officially say, “Winter is coming …” (Game of Thrones is still socially relevant, right?) It's been officially fall for nearly a month, but my son...
I walked in to pick my daughter up from daycare and the teacher said those words that make any parent’s stomach drop... “Can I talk to you for a minute?" My daughter is shy and quiet, so I was racking my...
Midlands Kids Festival Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Mark your calendars for the Midlands Kids Festival on Saturday, October 11! This full day of fun for kids and parents offers free activities and...
Fall is almost here! The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color (okay, maybe not here in Columbia, but at least the fall flavors are out in full force at Starbucks). One thing that has always signified the...
Scarves and boots. Warm apple cider. The scent of burning leaves wafting through the crisp night air. It's fall, y'all, and I'm going to enjoy every day of it. As a kid in New Hampshire, spring was my favorite season,...
I told you recently about my adventures in taking out artificial coloring from my middle son's diet. There's been another another benefit after taking out the crap: I can finally take him to the library. Before, when I would take...
Each week, Columbia SC Moms Blog features ways for you to save money in our Sunday Saver series. I discovered the true wonders of the Dollar Tree when I was teaching school. Any teacher will tell you there is no...
We are expanding our team of regular writers! We’re looking for local moms in Columbia and the surrounding areas who are passionate about our community and love to share stories and wisdom with others. This is a volunteer position (with some fun perks...
Columbia Blowfish Baseball & Fireworks Show Date: Thursday, July 3, Friday July 4, and Saturday, July 5, 2012 Time: 7:05 p.m. Location: Capital City Stadium, 301 S Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Cost: $6 - $7 Details: Thursday, Friday and Saturday's game include a tribute...
Playgrounds and parks are a staple in our routine. It gets my three boys and me out of the house and uses up their bountiful energy. There are plenty of learning experiences and it's free! Here are the parks...
It's summer again, which means parks, playgrounds, pools and splash pads. But when the heat is too hot to beat, we suggest heading indoors to check out some local museums. The Midlands has a bounty of history and learning to...
When I was attending Columbia International University, I remember the Dean of Women addressing us in chapel one day, asking how many of us had ventured out into Columbia in the past couple of weeks. Beyond the Harbison Wal-Mart, that...
I fell in love with this kid (that's what I call him because he was 21 at the time) and we would go walking every week at Riverfront Park (all 6 miles). That was our date, and it still...
It's that time of year - when we think "hey, let's take the kids camping!" I am not a stellar camper – I’ve probably camped a total of five times in my life. But I have this great urge to...
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