I recently found out about a website called Only In Your State. This site tells you all you need to know about places to visit in your specific state.  Once you get on the website, all you have to do...
As we adjust to life after trying to figure out a new normal, it feels as if summer has flown by. With all things put on hold for some time now - family vacations, babymoons, Bae cations, girls trips,...
Somewhere in the last year, between planning various mini-getaways, I had an epiphany. I hate hotels. To elaborate, I really hate taking our family of five on vacation and staying in a hotel. We end up crammed into one tiny...
My husband and I have been entrusted with the care and guidance of three beautiful, divine feminine souls. When our first daughter was born, we were only twenty-five and clueless about taking care of ourselves, much less a newborn....
With summer in full swing, dreams of family adventures emerge. The choices for family getaways can sometimes seem overwhelming. Questions like "Will this be something that all ages will enjoy?" and "Will this break the bank?" often come to...
The world is slowly opening back up, and many of us have been desperate to travel again. I don’t know about you, but after this past year, my kids and are in need of shaking up our routine. While traveling...
Here in Columbia, it seems when families want to escape, the natural urge is to head east, to the beach. I love the beach. Being near the ocean feels like home to me, having grown up in Eastern North...
Apparently, I am a camper now. Never once had I ever been camping, even as a kid. I totally never pictured myself as a sleep on the ground, live in a tent kind of gal. But, I did it. And you know...

Mama Gone Wild

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If you’re like me, you saw the article circulating on social media a while back about the benefits of moms going on vacations by themselves, and rolled your eyes. Sure, it sounded great, but who has time for that? Add...
My family loves going camping. It is one of our favorite family activities. I started camping when I was a little girl and when I got married, I took my husband camping. We've been taking our boys since they...
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...
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Columbia Family Events | December 2021

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December in Columbia is full of fun – from holiday events, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note...

Weekend Events for Kids