It isn't even Halloween yet, but the stores are already stocking tree ornaments and wrapping paper. It's the time of year where holiday parties and family traditions run rampant. Everything from traditional Christmas Eve dinners and Chanukah celebrations to...
Summer has looked a lot different this year to say the least. With the constant changes in safety precautions taking place, finding ways to enjoy sweet summertime as a family has become a challenge. I am constantly trying to come...
Halloween has always been one of those holidays that just brings out the inner child in all of us! I mean what is more fun than the idea of dressing up, and pretending to be ANYTHING or ANYONE you...
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...
When kids hear the word “summer,” they immediately think, “No school!” Days are filled with outdoor adventures, relaxing vacations, and no homework. But just because kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they should stop learning. Here are a few...
There is a hidden gem in Fairfield County. If your children love trains, you need to travel whatever distance it is to the state's only tourist railroad located just south of Winnsboro. The South Carolina Railroad Museum plays host to...
It's a Monday night and I am crunched into a too-small wooden chair in a church in downtown Columbia watching a group of girls listening to rules of etiquette: no elbows on the table, asking politely for things to...
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...
  I've been meaning to take my kids out to Congaree Swamp since last summer, but it seemed so far away from where we live in Lexington. But after trekking out to the Timmerman Trail, I realized it is only...
"How do I entertain my two-year-old all day long?" I could feel the desperation in that mom when I read the Facebook post. I scanned the replies and thought most suggestions seemed like a lot of work. But maybe she...
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...
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,...
When I was a little girl, I dreamed of becoming a ballerina on the main stage. The thought of leaping and dancing, the grace and poise these professionals displayed, the classical music and beautiful tutus ... it felt like...
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...
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Guide to Education Around Columbia

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Choosing the right school can seem like an overwhelming task. Combine that with the fact that there are so many different types of schools...