I’ve just recently come to accept that holidays look a little different for our family. I think in years past I tried really hard to force a “normal” holiday experience but always came away discouraged. I wanted my child...
Being the mom of a child with special needs requires a unique strength. Special needs moms have a different way of viewing the world. But there is something that makes them just like any other parent; they want to...
Around the age of 25, I became the last remaining person in my family, immediate and somewhat extended, to get glasses. My husband has had glasses since he was about 10, along with lots of family members as well....
I was walking through Target with my son and we saw the school supplies all being set out. The summer items were already dwindling and being replaced by crayons, markers, and notebooks. It’s July. Summers seem to be shorter and...
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So today we are giving you this special article from one of our writers on her experience with children with Down Syndrome. Let's celebrate these children this month, and every month! Down Syndrome: A...
Children with special needs are looked at as being different. And because of this, they are often left out of things. Many people aren’t teaching their kids about other children who are born with special needs. But the crazy part...
When it comes to our children, we want what is best for them. That's why I get so frustrated every time I hear someone say, “Oh, your child will get there on his own time.”  Not only does this...
I remember when I was pregnant and I found out I was having a boy. I was overjoyed because it was what I wanted. I couldn’t wait to play sports with him and to watch him play sports. But after...
As a mom of a little one with special needs, I know how stressful and confusing it can be to search for activities my child can safely participate in. Every small act that makes our lives just a little...
The holidays are said to be the most joyous time of the year. Unfortunately for some special needs families, they can be the most stressful and frustrating time as well. Many children with special needs thrive on schedules and familiar...
Halloween is America's third favorite holiday. Children are always excited about it because not only do they get to dress up but they also get lots and lots of candy. For families of children with special needs, the excitement is...
In the 20 years that I have been a mom, I can honestly say that I have never been as frightened to send my kids back to school as I am now. I have spent a lot of time...
I stood there watching the kids enjoying their pizza. They were all sitting around the party table talking and laughing together. I looked around and saw the other moms making small talk with each other; happy that their children...
Are you fretting about what may spoil when Hurricane Florence takes out the power? One family in the Midlands has already sent out the call for help. Their friends are helping solve a chicken nugget crisis for the second...
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Guide to Splash Pads, Pools & Water Fun Around Columbia

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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...