Towards the end of the summer, a friend and I took our kids to the ...
“Crafty” is not a word I often use to describe myself. “Artsy”, maybe — if ...
Imagine that one day you are watching your baby laugh, play and talk gibberish, and the next ...
** October has lots of Halloween activities for the kids. Find a complete list here.** ...
Later this month my preschooler will be celebrating Halloween with a Pumpkin party. There’s nothing ...
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Everyone seems to know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons, pink products, ...
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Towards the end of the summer, a friend and I took our kids to the zoo. My boys are 5, almost 4, and 2, and her daughter is 2. We had a great time. We rode the carousel, the kids rode the train, they played on the playground, and we walked around the Amphibian/Reptile Complex […]
“Crafty” is not a word I often use to describe myself. “Artsy”, maybe — if that means I enjoy parading through an art opening with wine and cheese in hand. If you look at my Pinterest boards you would be fooled into believing I regularly create DIY masterpieces that put Martha Stewary to shame, but […]
My family is one of those crazy families whose Halloween costumes are epic because they match. The best advice I can give when trying to think of an awesome family Halloween costume is to talk to your kids. Find out what they’d like to be, and plan your family’s costumes around that. Or maybe they […]
Imagine that one day you are watching your baby laugh, play and talk gibberish, and the next day your baby is gone from this world forever—all in the blink of an eye. This nearly happened to me and my infant daughter, Sarah. My husband’s birthday was September 28. Instead of going out celebrating, we continued with our regular […]
** October has lots of Halloween activities for the kids. Find a complete list here.** Friday, October 24 Hands on Art Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Ages 3-5. Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Richland Library Northeast, Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223 Spooky Science! Enjoy creepy […]
I’m not sure how I have lived on this earth without tasting the awesomeness that is winter squash, but it wasn’t until last winter, when I was introduced to acorn squash through my produce co-op that I tried any variety. Now it’s a year later and I’m obsessed. What’s not to love? Winter squash (named […]
Hard to believe it’s already almost Halloween! An interesting fact about the holiday: the top six pumpkin-producing states are Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, in 2011, those six states harvested $113 million dollars’ worth of pumpkins. Wow. Halloween can be a really fun and enjoyable […]
It isn’t even Halloween yet, but the stores are already stocking tree ornaments and wrapping paper. It’s the time of year where holiday parties and family traditions run rampant. Everything from traditional Christmas Eve dinners and Chanukah celebrations to tacky sweater parties, trips, and beer for Santa. Likely, your family has a set of traditions […]
“Love. That’s what makes a marriage work. Nothing else matters.” That is the advice my father gave me about marriage. Before you begin to believe that I was raised by flower children, let me explain. No my father was not spouting the Beatle’s “All you need is love” back in the sixties. Instead he was […]
Halloween is all about dressing up – dressing up ourselves and our kids, dressing up our homes, sometimes even dressing up our pets – so why not also dress up our food? Here are five ideas to make ordinary party foods spooktacular: Spider’s Nest Mexican dip, whether 5, 6, 7, or 8 layers, is a popular […]
Have you noticed the chill in the air around Columbia? I think we can officially say, “Winter is coming …” (Game of Thrones is still socially relevant, right?) It’s been officially fall for nearly a month, but my son still loves popsicles! And I love them, because eating them gives you an excuse to watch […]
Later this month my preschooler will be celebrating Halloween with a Pumpkin party. There’s nothing cuter on Earth than a bunch of toddlers parading around in their Elsa and Superman costumes, completely jacked up on sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Unfortunately, after the sugar rush of cupcakes and Halloween candy wears off I am […]
** October has lots of Halloween activities for the kids. Find a complete list here.** Friday, October 17 Movers and Shakers Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more! Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m. Location: Richland Library Main, Storytime Room – Children’s Room, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201 […]
When most women see those two pink lines on a pregnancy test, they are elated. Those lines promise a new bundle of joy entering the world in a few short months. But for the one in four women who has lost a baby, either through miscarriage or stillbirth, those two lines can be terrifying and […]