Mother's Day in Columbia and beyond is quickly approaching. Are you ready?! I can't help but look back on my own mother and all the mother figures that shaped me into who I am today. My mother was always the...
May in Columbia is full of fun – from puppet shows, outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our local guides...
The Midlands is home to a surprising number of family-friendly hiking trails. This fun, inexpensive, and educational hobby is a great way to wear your kids out after school or on the weekend. Some of y'all out there may think...
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, PlayMatters is an ideal spot to take your little ones. Located in West Columbia, PlayMatters...
One of my favorite activities to do in the spring is to visit the strawberry fields. What I love about Columbia is that we have multiple strawberry patches nearby.  My family recently went to Clinton Sease Farm to pick some...
Here are some inexpensive activities to entertain your kids without breaking the bank. Sport and Skatestation USA This roller skating fun center is located in Lexington and admission and skate rental is $10. Monday nights are family nights where admission is...
Sometimes when the weather is nice, my family likes to have a little picnic. One of our favorite picnic spots is Gibson Pond Park in Lexington.  Gibson Pond Park suffered an immense amount of damage after the flood of 2015....
Strawberries … my family’s most favorite fruit, and really, their favorite treat of the entire spring! We love all kinds of berries, but strawberries are the best, especially the ones that are locally grown and oh so sweet. Strawberry...
As a born and bred Minnesota gal, spring has a very special place in my heart. When you grow up in the frozen tundra where temperature and windchill at -20 is commonplace and snow is present eight or nine months...
It’s that time of year again – time to watch the synchronized fireflies do their thing! I’m not talking about a trip to see the Columbia Fireflies baseball team. Before there was a baseball team, these real-life fireflies were lighting...
April is the Month of the Military Child. It’s a chance to celebrate children all across the nation who make daily sacrifices and overcome many challenges. Military children deal with deployments, moving every couple of years, changing schools, and...
April in Columbia is full of fun – from outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our local guides – summer...
The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating Spring Break from April 2 – 6 with 50% off general admission for kids aged 12 and under. Plus, guests can enjoy immersive experiences in the 4D theater and planetarium.  Now showing at...
Warmer weather in famously hot Columbia can offer a lot of opportunities -- from volunteering to water play to reading programs to travel, and everything in between! But what about those days when the temps are over 100 degrees and...
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Happy National Ice Cream Day! Favorite Ice Cream Places Around Columbia...

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You may not realize this but July is National Ice Cream Month. A whole month to celebrate the cold drippy goodness that is ice...

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