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...
Want to learn how to camp but where to begin? Enjoy camping but haven't been in a while, and need a refresher on basic skills? Then this post is for you! On November 12 and 13, South Carolina State Parks...

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...
We recently took our first (and last ... at least for a while) family road trip. I would like to preface this post by bringing up an important point - my husband and I were raised very differently in many...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If you're looking for a fun place that's an easy drive from Columbia, look no further than Greenville, SC! (Ok, I am originally from Greenville so I will admit I am a little biased.) My dad and stepmom reside close...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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Guide to Education Around Columbia

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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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