For the last several years, I have taken a week off work in July to help break up the summer and give the kids a break from summer camp. This year, however, there has been no summer camp to...
Spring Break is upon us, but this year many of our family vacations will simply be the walk from the front door to the mailbox. How can we help our children break the monotony of homeschooling for a short...
Confession: I love the beach! The mountains are meh, but the beach is my happy place. When I'm there my mind is at ease and I soak in all the sun, sand, and saltwater I can. Nothing says "escape...
Our family recently went on a great five day trip to St. Augustine Beach, FL. I highly recommend this spot as it's a reasonable drive from Columbia and has great amenities and beautiful beaches. We went before the heat...
In my pumping journey, I have had the opportunity to pump in various locations, including in the car, on an airplane, and at the airport. I usually travel with my baby, who drinks everything I pump within 6-8 hours, so...
Want to have a unique, learning experience with your family?! The Biltmore Estate is exploding with rich history, gorgeous landscapes and things to do! The best part is... it is only two hours from Columbia making for a completely...
There is no doubt that Myrtle Beach is our state's best known and most popular beach. But South Carolina has many other wonderful family-friendly beaches that are also great places to spend your summer vacation, or take a day...
South Carolina boasts 47 state parks and with the capital city being smack in the middle of the state, every one of them could be a day trip. When we polled our readers, we found Oconee and Edisto to be among...
Asking for help isn't easy, but sometimes, not having help is harder - too hard. And for that reason, we as parents soon learn that we have to learn a new skill: asking for help. In our culture, we seem...
The holidays are over, the excitement of Christmas and the new year have subsided, and all we’re left to show for it are a few extra pounds, more clutter around the house, and the chaos of our old routine....
My best friend lives halfway across the country and getting together is vital to both our sanities. So what do we do when meeting over coffee won't work? We prioritize weekends away. Some folks say, "I could never do...
Wait... Why would you do that? I am no stranger to road trips. I come from a long line of "why fly when you can drive?"... so driving long distances in the car is nothing new to me. Road trips...
I had a vision, growing up. I would finish high school, college, then find the man of my dreams. He would propose, we would have our wedding and enjoy our friends and family. I wouldn’t be able to contain...
About a year ago, I took an unexpected trip half way across the country with my 1-year-old while my husband was away with the military. No family or friends could go with me, and add to that I'm disabled...
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