I know - the title already sounds harsh, and you may be tempted to not ready any further. Please do. I spend a lot of time with college students. I live with 35 of them. I teach college classes. And one...
Did you know that career prep can start as early as kindergarten? Carolus Online Academy is a new education option for South Carolina families who are looking for a learning environment that prepares their children for real-world challenges, guiding them...
My husband and I toured traditional, church, and Montessori preschools when we decided it was time for our daughter to start school. They all seemed like fine choices, but we ultimately decided on a Montessori school. We mostly chose...
I feel like loose change. Middle-aged loose change. It’s not great. It’s a really weird time in my life right now. I’m kind of in a holding pattern and I need to stay here for a minute, and it’s...
It's that time of year again. The big yellow buses return to our neighborhoods, the closed sign goes up on the pools, and the dozens of Pinterest posts get shared with bento box lunch ideas. And if you're a mom...
I took my daughter to see "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" in the theater when it released. While some scenes in the film are clearly dated for the time period in which it was set, there is...
Parenting comes along with a multitude of decisions; big and small. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a working parent is deciding who will care for your child. Ask any parent what their top stressors are and...
It's only July but already parents are thinking about back-to-school because, here in the Midlands, some schools are starting earlier this year. The lackadaisical days of summer and easy summer nights are coming to an end and I know...
Call me weird, but one of my favorite mom duties is packing my kids’ lunches for school. There’s something about putting a little extra love into their meal and knowing they’ll have a midday reminder that I’m thinking about...
In less than a week, I will have a high school graduate. I remember vividly bringing her home from the hospital, and experiencing that overwhelming high that only love in its most pure form can produce. "It goes by in...
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, which this year falls Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12. Thinking about something to give your child's teacher? Before you run to Pinterest to search for cute ideas,...
I'm a mom of three kids - a 13 year old boy, an 11 year old girl, and another boy, age 10. When they were younger and talked about dating, I jokingly said, "You can date when you can...
Disappointment was not what I sat down to write about when my 16-year-old daughter ran past me with a look of terror... Every mommy instinct I have focused on all the horrible possibilities of what might be happening as Caroline...
The South Carolina State Fair, a self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is now accepting applications for its 26th annual Ride of Your Life Scholarship program, which awards $300,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across South Carolina each year. Applications will be open until March...
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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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