I don’t know about your kids, but my daughters are snack obsessed! Our day basically operates around what snacks they’re going to have and what time they can have them. Keeping kids well-fed is necessary for their health and their...
Although the back-to-school sales might tell us otherwise, we are not even halfway through the summer. There is still plenty of time to enjoy Columbia's "famously hot" weather. In our home, we keep our swim bags stocked and ready...
Every fall, Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, followed ten days later by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Here in the Midlands, we have a vibrant Jewish community that includes worship services for...
As parents, it’s easy to feel defeated before the gifts are even opened. Giving in to commercialism seems inevitable, avoiding the materialistic bent of the season seems impossible. Americans spend on average close to $1000 per family on gifts alone...
During these stressful times, there's no surprise that gardening is booming as a popular pastime. This year, I thought I would join in the droves of new gardeners in creating my own little green retreat, and find some peace...
When my husband and I first started talking about having children, he told me that it was very important to him that they spend their first few years at home with a parent instead of in a daycare. I...
Before becoming a SAHM I had a career in Store-line Retail Management. In fact, I worked 13 holiday seasons in retail; 10 of those in management. By Halloween, I would already attend several holiday planning sessions and put up in-store...
‘Tis the season for special treats, heavy sweaters, and scented candles (Eucalyptus has always been my personal favorite all-season scent). Autumn, fall, or harvest season, whichever you like to call it, is also generally the time to start thinking...
My family kicked off 2020 by having a no-spend January and it was honestly the most cathartic way to start a new year! With so many holiday celebrations and gift exchanges crammed into the end of the year, it can...
I will never forget the moment about five years ago. I was cleaning out the guest room closet, which had become filled with wrapping paper, books, outgrown clothing and toys I hoped my kids would forget about. We were...
At the start of 2020, I did something a bit unconventional. (But let's be real: convention was not working for me.) I got rid of my laundry baskets. Yes. I got rid of my laundry baskets. That may not sound extreme....
While grocery shopping a few weeks ago I perused the Easter aisles, with the vague notion that maybe I should start preparing some ideas for Easter baskets. Now, I admit that I don't get insanely excited about making Easter baskets. To...
Earth Day is April 22, and there are so many fun and exciting ways to celebrate! Whether you plan on staying close to home, taking a day trip, or venturing out in Columbia, there are lots of ways to...
How did you do with your new year's resolutions from last year? Does that question fill you with dread? Every December since I was a teenager, I would write down a long list of things I would get done in...
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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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