Let's face it, the summertime heat in the Midlands is brutal. And while our famously hot city has no shortage of splash pads and water fun, the one thing our city is lacking is a really huge waterpark to...
It's that time of year - when we think "hey, let's take the kids camping!" I am not a stellar camper – I’ve probably camped a total of five times in my life. But I have this great urge to...
Before I moved to Columbia two years ago I had never been to Charleston. After we moved, my husband, who is in the Air Force Reserves, transferred to Charleston Air Force Base for reserve duty. Now we go to...
Summertime is full of fun, sun, long afternoons ... and lots of free time. After awhile, the kids become antsy (and let's face it, so can mom). To help ward off summertime boredom, check out our "best of" ideas...
Traveling from South Carolina to Texas with an 8-month-old and a 3-year-old is daunting enough, but when you’re a Prius driver, things get trickier. I made the upgrade to the Prius V last year, but compared to popular mommy-mobiles, there is one thing...
When most people think of a family vacation they picture a mom, a dad, and kids. Today, however, it’s not always that simple. In 2013 alone, an estimated 24,650,000 children lived in single parent households, so it’s evident the...
As a history buff, I love educational trips. Isn't it fun to go to a completely new place that you've never been before and learn and experience something new? I sure think so! As South Carolinians, we are especially lucky...
As we've mentioned before, Charleston is a great day trip from Columbia. Besides the beach, aquariums, museums and market, Charleston is also home to many festivals. One such festival is Tall Ships Charleston.  Tall Ships Charleston is a yearly festival that...
The butterflies are on their way to Greenville! Hundreds of them, to be precise. On June 1, 2017, Roper Mountain Science Center will open its gates for the second annual Butterfly Adventure, one of the most unique experiences in...
Traveling with little ones can be quite the challenge. They don't like to sit still for long periods of time, they have tiny tummies, they make big messes, and they can only entertain themselves for so long. Over the...
Columbia SC Moms Blog is honored to partner with Fathom Travel Ltd. to bring our readers the following post. All opinions are our own. Do you love traveling to new destinations, experiencing different countries and cultures while also helping make our world...
In college, long road trips meant excitement, spontaneity, plenty of junk food, cramming as many friends as can fit in the car, and lots of music (whether it be putting your iPod on shuffle or *ahem, ahem* a collection...
  stay·ca·tion ˌstāˈkāSHn/ noun informal noun: staycation; plural noun: staycations; noun: stay-cation; plural noun: stay-cations a vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.   As a working mom, I'm often a bit...
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...
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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...

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