October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this is your sign to get proactive about your breast health. Debunking Breast Cancer Myths There are a variety of things that people have said over the years that cause breast cancer, but actually...
We all have those times in life that drain us and change us. For me, that time includes helping to care for my mom while she battled breast cancer. While her fight was much harder, I learned very quickly...
Bucket lists have become one of my favorite things to create these days! As we, along with our kids, settle into our back-to-school routines and the fall season approaches, I thought it would be a great idea to create...
In today's fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves needing help to prioritize our wellness along with competing demands on our time and energy. In addition, many women struggle with wearing many hats, often leading to fatigue and neglect...
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...
In honor of World Apraxia Day, I want to share my experience with this little-known speech disorder. When my son was diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech at 18 months, I had no idea what it was. To be honest, two...
This is part two of my weight loss journey. You can find part one here. My big caveat that goes with this series is that, like any medical decision, this is a highly individual one. There is no one-size-fits-all solution...
All I have ever wanted was to be a mother. It's always been my greatest dream. I would never expect every woman to feel the way I do about motherhood, and every woman has a right to determine whether...
My husband and I have been married for ten years and have two amazing daughters. There was a time when we imagined more children, but we’ve now reached a point where we’re undoubtedly certain that our family is complete....
It may have been the Lego piece I stepped on while getting a cup of coffee, or the rise of irritation in my chest that started when my head was being pounded on with an inflatable bat, but I...
As we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented cold and flu season, many parents are wondering, why is my child always sick? Is this normal? What can I do? To start, if you feel like your child is...
I am a mom and physical therapist. There are some things I learned in physical therapy school that helped prepare me for being a new mom. These things, I believe, should be public knowledge for new moms, not specific...
Being a fat person is complicated. In the media, we see an increase in representation and body positivity, which is a wonderful thing, full stop. All bodies deserve to see themselves depicted in media doing all the things they...
When my daughter started getting a small rash on her upper legs, I didn't think much of it. She has sensitive skin like me and has a history of eczema. I put some extra lotion on it and moved...
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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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