Tag: children

5 Ways to Celebrate Advent With Your Children

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It's December. Lights are up everywhere. You're buying and wrapping gifts like crazy. The Christmas season is well underway, right? Wrong. Actually, according to the traditional...

6 “Secret” Baby Essentials

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Welcome to motherhood! Before giving birth, you may have an idea of the gear you need to make your life easier, but soon enough,...

10 Must Have Baby Products

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A couple of months before my daughter was born a girlfriend took me to register at a big box baby store. Strolling the aisles...

A Mom’s Guide to Lexington Parks

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Playgrounds and parks are a staple in our routine. It gets my three boys and me out of the house and uses up their...

6 Must-See Museums in the Midlands

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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...

Ten Gardens to Visit in the Midlands

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Did you know Columbia has some of the most beautiful outdoor areas and gardens in the state? Check out these local attractions and treat...

“Best of” Spring Break Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied

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For many families, next week is Spring Break, which means lots of time at home with the kids. Check out our "best of" ideas...

Columbia Area Easter Egg Hunts and Activities

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Ahhh Easter! Nothing like eating those delicious Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, or Willy Wonka's Chocolate Golden Eggs! All while watching the kids scramble around...

Hosting a Nutritious (and Fun!) Birthday Party

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In an effort to reduce unrefined sugar and dyes so prevalent at birthday parties, we tried some alternative sweets. While I do appreciate the celebratory sentiment...

When Numbers Don’t Make Sense: Life with Dyscalculia

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Go back to third grade. You remember those multiplication drills, right? Timed: 100 problems in 10 minutes. Then 7 minutes. Then 4 minutes. Rows...

Healthy Sneaky Snacks for the Picky Eater

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If your kids are anything like mine, it can be tough to get them to eat healthy - especially snacks!  Over time I've tried...

Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Columbia

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Two hours to the mountains, two hours to the beach - Columbia's famous for its easy getaways. But beyond sitting on a beach or...

Tot Trade – An Insider’s Guide to Shopping Columbia’s Largest Children’s...

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If you are outfitting one child or several, it gets expensive. And when they're little, they rapidly outgrow all of their clothes and toys,...