The school year is winding down, and while I'll enjoy a reprieve from my daily pre-dawn alarms, I do have some anxiety about what to do with my kids until August rolls back around. If Christmas break was any...
My daughter always gets excited when we take a trip to the playground. Some of our local favorites include Carraway Park, Felton C. Benton Park, and Virginia Hylton Park. We've recently started to branch out and explore different outdoor...
Columbia proudly boasts many fantastic parks and playgrounds - including Leo's Landing! Saluda Shoals in Irmo is one of my personal favorites. Hidden within it's grounds is a three acre inclusive playground that is perfect for family fun, Leo's...
We've all had those days where they get tired of playing in the backyard or going to the same park. Here are a few tips you can pull out to make things interesting while enjoying nature and the outdoors. Scavenger...
Columbia is the stomping ground for preserving beautiful public parks. And one of our favorites is Carraway Riverwalk Park.  Public parks have always served as a pillar in communities, as they have a way of connecting residents together through play,...
Springdale in the near the West Columbia area located between downtown Columbia and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The area is home to many families and one of our favorite playgrounds, Felton C. Benton Park. This playground is convenient to...
Before I became a mom, I enjoyed going to the various walking and running trails in the Midlands. Cayce Riverwalk is probably my favorite. It's convenient to downtown, the lovely businesses on State Street, and a quick drive from...
July is National Picnic Month. Storied to have been founded by the American Bakers Association in 1952, National Picnic Month invites us to enjoy the great outdoors, summer sunshine, and of course, picnics. In celebration of National Picnic Month, here...
After our rather lengthy adventure at Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, I wanted to find something a little easier, a little closer, and definitely a bit shorter. After toying around with a few different ideas, I remembered a trail I...
This year, in the early days of spring, I was greeted by the delightful sight of bumblebees bouncing from dandelion to dandelion all the way up to the flowers on the fruit trees in my yard. After April showers...
Hooray for gardening season in South Carolina! With this warmer weather comes more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with our children. One particularly great activity that you’ll want to keep coming back to is gardening! Gardening offers enormous health benefits....
I recently found out about a website called Only In Your State. This site tells you all you need to know about places to visit in your specific state.  Once you get on the website, all you have to do...
The school supplies are front and center at Target and Walmart. Teacher emails and phone calls are being made. The calendar says August and no pandemic can stop the 2020-2021 school year from starting, even if it looks different...
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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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