Weekend Events for Kids {July 25, 26, 27}

Friday, July 25 City of Reptiles Join reptile specialist David Bookman and his City of ...

Adorable and Affordable :: Where to Shop for Kids Clothes in Columbia

Shopping has always been one of my absolute favorite past times. Growing up, my mom, sister, and I often made day long excursions to huge shopping malls back home in Maryland. I loved nothing more than scouring racks upon racks of gorgeous clothes and parading through the dressing room trying on the latest fashions. While […]

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The Difference Between a First Pregnancy and a Fourth

When it comes to pregnancy, I have been so lucky. I’ve had no problems conceiving or carrying healthy babies to term; and other than having my children via c-section, I have not had complicated births. Because my children are so close together in age  — 5, almost 4 and 2 — and because I have […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {July 25, 26, 27}

Friday, July 25 City of Reptiles Join reptile specialist David Bookman and his City of Reptiles from snakes to iguanas. Free to kids of all ages Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Location: Richland Library Southeast, Southeast Meeting Room, 7421 Garners Ferry Road Columbia 29209 Friday Afternoon Movie Bring the family, relax and enjoy a […]

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Intactivist :: My Son Was Born This Way and He is Perfect

Circumcision is not a topic that many people openly discuss. It hits the three major “no-no” categories of polite conversation: sex, religion and politics. When I learned I was pregnant in August of 2013, I knew that this baby growing inside me was perfect. He or she was made in the image of God, and […]

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5 Things I Can’t Wait To Do When I’m Not Pregnant Anymore

I’m not a pleasant pregnant person. Ask anyone. While I adore my kids, the process my body undergoes to produce each of these children is not something I relish. I’m currently on the home stretch of pregnancy number four, and soon enough, all of this will be but a memory. It amazes me that anyone […]

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Flying Solo :: Making It Work as a Single Mom

Someone posed a question to single moms the other day asking, “How do you do it?” My answer was, “What choice do you have?” It’s the truth. You just do it. Most of you, if you’re familiar with my writing, know that I am married. However, about three years ago, things were different. After a […]

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Tips for Shopping and Saving Money at Aldi

Looking for a way to save money on your grocery bill but don’t want to clip coupons? Try shopping at Aldi! Aldi is a German grocery store chain with four (soon to be five) locations in the Columbia area. (There’s also locations in Sumter and Aiken.) They have awesome prices, great quality food and a few […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online :: Cyberbullying

With school out for summer, children are out and about enjoying some much-needed sunshine and play. As a parent, you probably have many rules in place for how to keep your kids safe when they leave the house. You tell your children not to talk to strangers and make sure their friends’ parents keep guns put […]

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Stuck in the Middle :: 7 Ways for Moms in the Sandwich Generation to Reduce the Stress of Caregiving

I never imagined I would be caring for an elderly parent and three small children at the same time. And I certainly never anticipated how much stress, anxiety and guilt it would cause me. My children need me, my husband needs me, my father needs me … and some days it is just too much. […]

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Cutting Out Artificial Coloring

Oh, Wyatt. My son Wyatt is everything — everything BUT quiet. He’s sweet and spunky, smart and adventurous, busy and active, loud and energetic. He’s our daredevil. We knew after a year that he would be the complete opposite from our very cautious first son, Owen. By 2 years old, I knew Wyatt would be a […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {July 18, 19, 20}

Friday, July 18 Hands on Art Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Ages 3-5. Free. Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Richland Library Northeast, Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223 Summer Reading – Chad Crews: The Magical Scientific Reading Extravaganza Chad’s shows are entertaining and educational. He […]

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The Good, The Bad, and The Potty

Ya’ll, for the past month I have been deep down in the trenches, up to my eyeballs in chaos. No, I have not suddenly up and moved into a war zone. Although at times these past weeks my home has felt like such (yes I have a flair for the dramatic). You see, my husband […]

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