Tag: outdoors

Keeping Kids Connected Over Summer Break

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Summer is here! For the first time in her seven-year life, my daughter is sad about the school year ending. The pandemic made it...

Let’s Go To the Movies :: The Big Mo!

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Whether you're new to the Midlands or a Columbia native, chances are you may have heard of The Big Mo. Or, maybe you don't...

5 Feel Good Reasons to Grow a Meadow Garden

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During these stressful times, there's no surprise that gardening is booming as a popular pastime. This year, I thought I would join in the...

Lyme Disease :: What Moms Need To Know

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May; the end of spring, the introduction to our hot, humid summer months in SC. And because it’s that time of year again where...

Mom Must-Haves :: Mother’s Day Favorite Gifts

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Road Trip! Let’s Go to the NC Mountains for a Vacation

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Here in Columbia, it seems when families want to escape, the natural urge is to head east, to the beach. I love the beach....

Are You an Ultimate Outsider? Guide to Camping at SC State...

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My family loves going camping. It is one of our favorite family activities. I started camping when I was a little girl and when...

But What About Me? A Lesson in Self-Care

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As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything....

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

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The Columbia area has a surprising number of trails and outdoor walkways to explore if you know where to look. Friends of ours mentioned...

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

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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...

South Carolina Snakes and Spider Safety Guide

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If you’re new to Columbia, or maybe even lived here your whole life, you may not know which snakes and spiders are dangerous. Many...

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...