There are some milestones you think, as a parent, will be such a relief when your child achieves them. Feeding themselves, toileting independently, happy school drop-offs. And for the most part, once your child can do all of these...
As we venture into a new year, I feel like it's a great time to reevaluate my parenting practices and goals. I wouldn't say that I was unhappy throughout 2022, but there are constantly things that I'm working on...
According to blended families research, one in three children live in a blended home. A blended home is defined as a household that includes a stepparent, step sibling or half sibling within the household. I guess you can say my...
I’m making a list, I’m checking it twice…or three times, or four, or actually, I’m running through the list in my head constantly all day long. I am talking about the never ending “to-do” list. This time of year, that...
It has been almost five years since my twin girls were born. Sometimes I just look at them and am amazed at how far they've come. There have been challenges but I am thankful for the courage they have...
If you watch commercials or scroll through social media during the holidays, you may think that everyone is happy during the busy season. However, sometimes the holidays are tough, and even miserable, for some people for various reasons. Perhaps you've...
I'm failing. I'm really failing. At least, that's what I tell myself every time I feel like I'm not like the other moms. I don't understand why I can't get my child to sleep throughout the night. I'm frustrated that...
To my mom, I recently came across one of my yearbooks from elementary school. In the cover was a note from you. One of the things you said was, "I am thankful God gave me a friend."  And you are just...
While I was busy preparing for the first week of preschool, little did I know I also should have been mentally preparing to care for a sick child while being sick myself. Just as I started to look forward...
Before I had children, I was always a little sad about the end of Daylight Savings Time every fall. Going to work and leaving work in the dark always seemed a little depressing. Turns out, many adults feel the...
One thing our family is doing to focus on what we are grateful for this season is creating "Thanksgiving Leaves" as our table centerpiece. It's a fun way to add a touch of fall color to your home while...
I grew up in the era of television. A lot of television. I am an avid reader now, but I admit that I still watch just as much TV. Reality TV, crime stories, whatever floats my mindless needs at...
I don't know about you, but I have been perplexed by the mountain of praise heaved onto me about my three-year-old's behavior in daycare. "Streater is so sweet; she's such a good helper; I love how she shares with...
My youngest started high school this year. My little itty bitty baby (who just happens to be six inches taller than I am) is a freshman. And my oldest is a junior - making moves to get out of...
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Announces Opening Date of New Aquarium &...

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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a world-class recreational and educational attraction in Columbia, S.C., will open the much anticipated Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Aquarium...

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