It is that time of year again ... time for the TEST! Students all across South Carolina are preparing to take the SCPASS, our state’s standardized assessment. They have worked hard all year, and now it is time for...
The Mommy Foodie Fair is just a week away on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m.!! Have you invited a friend and purchased your tickets?! No? Well, we are here to do a little convincing as to WHY you...
People have often described me as "crafty" and "creative." While I've doodled some doodles and I've written some poems, I’m not a painter or anything super-cool like that. I just like to create from not-so-raw materials, making things pretty...
Let’s face it, as the weather heats up, the city of Columbia starts to get cooler. Farmers markets are popping up everywhere, green spaces and walking trails appeal again, entertainment options are blossoming, and festivals abound. These are all...
Libraries are always magic. But some libraries are more magic than most. Some make it easier to slip into the dreams of books, of rows and rows of possible worlds, possible people, of the ink-and-paper scent of story. And...
Did you know Columbia has some of the most beautiful outdoor areas and gardens in the state? Check out these local attractions and treat your children - as well as yourself - to a wonderful time in the great...
A few weeks ago we announced our upcoming event: a Mommy Foodie Fair Moms Night Out in collaboration with Dishcrawl and City Moms Blog Network. We will be joining 15 other City Moms Blog sister site cities across the nation...
For many families, next week is Spring Break, which means lots of time at home with the kids. Check out our "best of" ideas to keep your children entertained in (and out of) the capital city. Columbia "Staycation" Ideas Who says...
In my pre-baby days, brunch was one of my favorite weekend activities. There was nothing I loved more than catching up with friends over crab cake Benedict and bottomless mimosas. When Nora was a wee little thing, I could easily...
Ahhh Easter! Nothing like eating those delicious Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, or Willy Wonka's Chocolate Golden Eggs! All while watching the kids scramble around to find you more sugary sweet delights. (Notice I said you...yes...we both know you can't...
Moms, grab a friend, schedule the babysitter, and get ready for a NIGHT OUT! On Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30pm, Columbia SC Moms Blog will be hosting our first official Mom’s Night Out! We are thrilled to be partnering with Dishcrawl...
Let’s be honest: Riverbanks Zoo just might be one of the best reasons to live in Columbia. Very few mid-sized cities can boast zoos to match Riverbanks’ visitor experience  - gorillas! zip lines! a full-size aquarium! In honor of the zoo’s...
"One, two, three, four, two, two, three, four, turn, two, three, four..." The choreographer counts steadily, and my mouth tightens with tension, because this isn't my daughter's dance class. Instead, it's me trying to move in time with the music...
Last Saturday my family and I decided to try out The Big Mo drive-in movie theater in Monetta. My oldest son is a very sensitive child and is scared of anything new. Daddy tried to take him to a movie a...
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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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