"Mommy, can we paint your nails?"  It was a simple request. But it was also a request I was slightly afraid to grant. A seven-year-old and a four-year-old painting my nails? This could only go one direction... Did I really want...
Do you have an eye for design, a craft pile ready to explode with fresh ideas, or a knack for knowing what others want? Have you ever wondered if you could turn those talents from a hobby into a...
In an effort to reduce unrefined sugar and dyes so prevalent at birthday parties, we tried some alternative sweets. While I do appreciate the celebratory sentiment behind serving sweets kids' birthday parties, I wondered if we could stray away from unrefined sugars....
  If you have lived through the hot summer days of South Carolina, then you either own a water table or have definitely heard about it! A water table allows your child all the fun of water play, with the...
Fall is almost here! The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color (okay, maybe not here in Columbia, but at least the fall flavors are out in full force at Starbucks). One thing that has always signified the...
My 2-year-old LOVES to be outside. He takes any chance he gets. If we open the back door to let the dog, he races to the door too. When he sees the door to the garage, he'll stand there...
Need a creative, quick, easy, and inexpensive Father's Day craft idea for Dad or Grandpa? How about this new "shirt"? It will be one he will always love! Materials: 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 white card stock 1 sheet of 8.5...
Everyone loves a handmade gift for special holidays, but it can be an overwhelming task to take on. Below are five super easy and inexpensive crafts you can tackle with your toddler to create those perfect handmade gifts for Valentine's Day.  Toilet...
I love bucket lists! Well, I love any kind of list, period. Lists keep me organized, productive and give me a sense of accomplishment when I check items off. Even if you aren’t obsessed with lists, there is something...
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...
The year was 1998. The month was November, and I was a couple of days away from turning twenty-four. I was also only a couple of days away from losing the freedom of having a room of my own. See,...
Schools are closed and kids are at home. So how do you keep your children entertained while educating them too? Here are ten suggestions that will not only keep your children busy but also help you bond with them. These...
Disclosure :: Our magical opening night event would not have been possible without our amazing team of community sponsors :: Columbia Children’s Theatre | Andrea Wood Photography | The Magic of John Tudor | My Gym | Youthful Cotton | PDQ | TnT Sweets |...
Wearing a fabric mask might not protect you 100% from COVID-19. However, studies have shown that it drastically reduces the spread and can provide some protection. Fabric masks are a great option as they are reusable and more easy...
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Exploring PlayMatters :: An Indoor Play Area in West Columbia

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Whether you are looking for a place to escape the rain or heat, or don’t feel like hosting another playdate in your own home,...

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