In my last article, I wanted to give a solid foundation of what bullying is and what it isn't. I discussed the difference between bullying and conflict/confrontation, and how social expectations of male behavior produces a culture of acceptance. This...
We have partnered with some of the Midland's top summer camps and programs to provide you with a list of activities your kids don't want to miss! Hammond Summer Programs Location: 854 Galway Lane | Columbia, SC | 29209 Dates: June 1...
Like most parents in mid-August, I begin the school year with the best of intentions. I lay out carefully selected matching outfits the night before the school day and the backpacks have been double checked and lined up by door...
Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored. However, we would not promote or work with a business we did not believe to be reputable or relevant to our readers. New to South Carolina, Athena In-Home Tutoring of Columbia, is part of...
You know all the baby and child-friendly places in the Midlands, but your child is too old for that stuff now. You need a new place, a new activity, a new family strategy. We've got a dozen ideas for you. So...
The first time your child goes away to school, even for just a few hours a day, can be a nerve-wracking proposition. (Well, it is for me anyway!)  How do you know they'll be safe?  Can both of you...
Asking for help isn't easy, but sometimes, not having help is harder - too hard. And for that reason, we as parents soon learn that we have to learn a new skill: asking for help. In our culture, we seem...
As students and parents across the Midlands are adjusting to back-to-school routines, Richland Library is sharing a list of supplies to tackle assignments inside and outside the classroom this year. Take advantage of all the educational resources they are offering, such as: Elementary...
Two short weeks ago, a friend, Shena, who is a representative for the International Student Exchange, messaged me asking, "I have a weird question for you, but have you ever thought about being a host family for an International...
One of the immense joys I get to experience as a school librarian is ordering and receiving new books. Equally as joyous is getting to read these carefully curated titles to students. Being a middle school librarian would lead...
Once upon a time my mother would read to us every night. We would go from book to book and explore each experience and the feelings they created within us. We read everything from the hilarious Amelia Bedelia, tongue...
The children line up at the front of the room in preparation for the daily march to the cafeteria for lunch. They are excited and eager to eat and socialize with their friends. In the middle of the line,...
The music in every store during the shopping frenzy, every child is beaming with excitement of Santa's arrival, families getting together to celebrate the holiday spirit, there are just so many things to enjoy and be thankful for during...
I was ready for everything to go wrong. When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I knew I wanted to nurse. I wanted to nurse in that formula-is-poison, I’m-an-obnoxious-first-time-hippie-mama-and-the-baby-hasn’t-even-come-out sort of way. And since I’d recently...
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3 Reasons to Visit All Thirteen Richland Library Locations

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Columbia has many family entertainment options, including Riverbanks Zoo, trampoline parks, bowling alleys, and museums. Libraries are sometimes an overlooked source of entertainment, but...

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