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...
Roughly twelve months ago, I became a contributing writer for Columbia Mom. My passion and desire for reading and writing began at an early age. I was always reading books and journaling. However, for several years, I rarely made...
Choosing the right school can seem like an overwhelming task. Combine that with the fact that there are so many different types of schools and education options, and it can make your head spin. Our hope is that this...
This year I came to the realization that I've spent more years of my life dealing with depression than I haven't. In grade school, I remember writing an essay and likening the absence of depression to warmth, a feeling...
Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer can suffer from “summer slide” or “brain drain.” Did you...
Dear fellow homeschool moms, It's May. May!! That means we're almost done with our 180 days. It's almost summer, and even if you homeschool during the summer months like us, the schedule will be different, the weather will be different, and hopefully different...
Mother's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun-themed books! Here are five my family enjoyed. The Greatest Mother's Day of All This is a cute book written by an Australian author, Anne...
Becoming a mother is an incredibly huge transition in life. Of course, most people know that a baby really does change everything, but you never really know how much motherhood can change you, until you actually become a mother. There's...
For those of us who have children under the age of five, we are well aware of the services provided to us by the public library – storytime, special events, family programming, the list goes on (people of all...
Babies are everywhere! Lately, I am finding that more and more of my friends are pregnant and having babies, and it's so exciting. There's nothing more exciting than a brand new life (and a squishy, cute little baby!) coming...
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...
Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications through March 5, 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year. More than 230 scholarship opportunities are available, totaling over $550,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria and complete the online...
In our fast-paced, high-stress world, almost everyone is trying to find a source of peace and happiness. Often, we look to relationships, career accomplishments, and religion. Years ago, I read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and everything in...
One of the most arduous tasks for a parent is choosing a school for their child. This task becomes seemingly insurmountable when you add to the mix relocating from a different city or state. Around Our Schools’ intent is to...
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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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