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...
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...
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...
If you have friends with kids, you probably have heard them talk about Great Wolf Lodge hotel and family resort near Charlotte. You likely have seen pictures of the indoor water park in your Facebook feed, and clicked over to their...
When I was growing up in small-town Illinois, a trip to Chicago was one of our family's special treats. We ate lunch in a fancy (by our standards) restaurant, then took advantage of big-city amenities like department store Christmas...
If you're headed out of town today for the Thanksgiving holiday, chances are your head is swimming with long lists of things to pack for your trip. Diapers, wipes, butt balm ... sippy cups, crackers, raisins ... training pants, travel...
Confession: I'm a first time mom and only 5 months into this gig. When I first sat down to begin this post, I envisioned laying out how to make camping with a baby doable for absolutely everyone. Then the...
I have three small children, and getting them packed to go anywhere is a huge feat, much less to go out of state (therefore we don't travel very often). However, we took our first road trip in a very...
It's summer again, which means parks, playgrounds, pools and splash pads. But when the heat is too hot to beat, we suggest heading indoors to check out some local museums. The Midlands has a bounty of history and learning 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...
When I go on vacation, I try my hardest to pack as lightly as possible. Try is the operative word here. I tend to go light on things like underwear (I have been known to forget them entirely) and heavy on...
I have been humming “Jamaica, Bahamas, come on pretty mama…” for weeks now. Y’all, my husband and I are taking a vacation to Jamaica and we are not bringing our daughter along. I cannot wait to spend six days in...
If you have ever traveled with small children, you know how nerve-racking it can be. The stress level kicks up a notch when you are flying. Even short trips can be exasperating with an inconsolable toddler or multiple children....
Two hours to the mountains, two hours to the beach - Columbia's famous for its easy getaways. But beyond sitting on a beach or climbing a mountain, there's lots to do within a three hour drive of the capital...
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Moms to See in the 803 :: Kay Hughes

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Recently I had the opportunity to interview Kay Hughes. She’s an educator, wife, mama to Kobe, and a businesswoman. She’s on a mission to...

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