By now our northern sisters are pulling on their sweaters, and cozying up with a mug of something steamy to welcome the cool, crisp season. To say we’re jealous is an understatement. Down here, even though the calendar says that...
I opened the front door this morning and did a happy dance as a crisp, gentle breeze brushed past my cheek. After a sweltering summer, there is nothing quite like the feeling of fall peeking its head around the...
It's safe to say that becoming a mother has significantly changed my life and continues to play a profound role in any and all of the decisions that I now make. I gave birth to my son, and I soon...
If you’ve never created a command center in your home, it’s an excellent tool to get your whole family organized. It’s a centralized location where you get to share current events, communicate goals, and plan for the future. To get...
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...
I remember my first plant. It was a peace lily that I got from my mother's funeral in 2009. I wasn’t interested in plants during that time. I just wanted one because it came from my mom's funeral. During...
The SC State Fair is now open for entries in a multitude of categories, and we at Columbia Mom think you might be inspired. Each year South Carolina’s finest agriculture, art, crafts, flowers, and livestock are showcased.  Since many of...
July 4th. We celebrate it loudly with firecrackers, parades, parties, and backyard barbeques. Flags flap crisply in the breeze and we are all proud to be American. July 4th evokes thoughts of hot weather, potato salad, hot dogs and hamburgers, swimming, and...
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...
For me, being at home with my two kids for the entire summer is both tiring and fun. While it can be draining to provide constant care and entertainment for their active minds and bodies, the years seem to...
As I reflect upon my day, I suddenly realize that almost half of 2023 has passed by already, and I cannot believe it. Being summer break, most of us are driving our kids back and forth to camps, visiting splash...
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and is observed on either June 20, 21, or 22, depending on the position of the sun. No worries if you don't know how to calculate the position of the...
June is Pride month. It is celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Don't know much about Pride or why it is important? Check out these websites, books, and ideas for celebrating … even with...
Many, many years ago, the members of my household were placed under a terrible curse. You see, no one in my family can see the trash can. It is completely invisible to them. It took me quite a long...
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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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