Tag: outdoors

First Day Hike

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Start the New Year off right and join us at Sesquicentennial State Park for a First Day Hike! This 2-mile hike will focus on...

Melanoma Awareness Month :: What Moms Need To Know

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month. I know, it’s not something most people celebrate or even know about. It tends to be a pretty somber...

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Summer Learning

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For most children, summertime is a welcomed reprieve. It's a time for pools, splash pads, parks, barbeques, and summer vacations! With all that excitement the last...

20 Fun Parent/Kid Date Ideas

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Speaking from the perspective of a parent with multiple kids at varying ages, and the perspective of a grown only child, one-on-one time is...

Congaree Swamp and National Park :: Fun, Family Hike

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I've been meaning to take my kids out to Congaree Swamp since last summer, but it seemed so far away from where we live...

Timmerman Trail in Cayce :: A Great Local Hike For Kids

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I know it's February. The calendar says so. The other week we had snow! (sort of) But when the forecast is calling for 60 degree plus...

When South Carolina Weather Gives You Lemons…

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If South Carolina weather over the past several months could be summed up into one word, it would be: Unpredictable. Between the initial flooding,...

“Best of” Summer Activities to Keep Kids Occupied

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Summertime is full of fun, sun, long afternoons ... and lots of free time. After awhile, the kids become antsy (and let's face it,...

The Do’s and Don’ts for Visiting Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve ::...

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I was reading one of those "Top Ten Things to Do in South Carolina" or some such list one day and thinking, "All these...

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...

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...