When I found out our family was moving to Columbia, the very first thing I did was look for local moms groups. I wanted to know the good neighborhoods and schools, which areas to stay away from, the activities,...
Need a creative, quick, easy and inexpensive Father's Day craft idea for Dad or Grandpa? How about this new "shirt"? It will be one he will always love! Materials: 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 white card stock 1 sheet of 8.5...
As a kid, I couldn't wait for summer vacation to begin! No more homework, lots of time to play with friends and endless activities to look forward to - what more could a child want? I grew up right here...
Nestled on St. Andrews Road in Irmo is a building my family and I have come to adore. It is a place where the young and young at heart mix and mingle with one common goal: to escape into...
The school year is wrapping up, and kids and parents alike are looking forward to a change of pace this summer. For many of us, summer means a more relaxed schedule. But for many area churches, the pace is...
People have often described me as "crafty" and "creative." While I've doodled some doodles and I've written some poems, I’m not a painter or anything super-cool like that. I just like to create from not-so-raw materials, making things pretty...
Libraries are always magic. But some libraries are more magic than most. Some make it easier to slip into the dreams of books, of rows and rows of possible worlds, possible people, of the ink-and-paper scent of story. And...
Did you know Columbia has some of the most beautiful outdoor areas and gardens in the state? Check out these local attractions and treat your children - as well as yourself - to a wonderful time in the great...
For many families, next week is Spring Break, which means lots of time at home with the kids. Check out our "best of" ideas to keep your children entertained in (and out of) the capital city. Columbia "Staycation" Ideas Who says...
In my pre-baby days, brunch was one of my favorite weekend activities. There was nothing I loved more than catching up with friends over crab cake Benedict and bottomless mimosas. When Nora was a wee little thing, I could easily...
Growing up Passover was one of my favorite holidays. My entire extended family, easily over 30 people at times, descended upon my great aunt Helen's on night one of Passover and then my second cousin Ed and Reesa's home...
I have fond memories of using the PAAS Easter Egg dyeing kits when I was a kid. I loved to see the vibrant colors, and had a great time writing on the eggs with the white crayon provided. And...
Ahhh Easter! Nothing like eating those delicious Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, or Willy Wonka's Chocolate Golden Eggs! All while watching the kids scramble around to find you more sugary sweet delights. (Notice I said you...yes...we both know you can't...
Who says you have to travel out of town over spring break to enjoy the week off? There are plenty of kid-friendly things to do and places to visit right here in the capital city! Check out our list...
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