I turned 55 this year. The first five years of my 50s have been filled with many realizations and clarifying moments. One of those realizations is that the older we get, the more consumed we become with our own...
When a friend loses a baby or pregnancy, it's really hard to know what to do and say. And often, the mother cannot really express what she needs. The first year after pregnancy or infant loss is especially difficult. As...
I feel like loose change. Middle-aged loose change. It’s not great. It’s a really weird time in my life right now. I’m kind of in a holding pattern and I need to stay here for a minute, and it’s...
Sometimes you need some time with your friends where you can relax and have fun. A moms night in is just as much fun as a moms night out ... and it's easier on the wallet! Here are five,...
We’ve all heard that making mom friends is like dating, right? And we all know how incredibly difficult it is to find friends and keep them (can I get an AMEN?). But how do we even start the process...
Times are different then they used to be, and as a parent I try to compromise as much as I can with my children. Growing up my mom kept us safe but she allowed us to do things she...
The first time I saw Taylor Swift perform, she was seventeen years old and opening up for Rascal Flatts. My husband and I had no idea who she was, as she was just breaking into the business at the...
"How are you?" she asked. My family and I were at a former colleague's house, and I was a little more than three months postpartum. I quickly responded with, "I'm good!"  Then my friend, with kindness in her eyes, asked me,...
I'm a mom of three kids - a 13 year old boy, an 11 year old girl, and another boy, age 10. When they were younger and talked about dating, I jokingly said, "You can date when you can...
If you watch Tik Tok or any of the new reels, there is consistent new message that we're hearing from parents around the world; "Forget those kids," has been the raining mantra for parents as they are navigating parenthood...
For most couples, date night usually consists of something like dinner or a movie with your loved one. But there are so many more options for date night! To help you brainstorm fresh ideas for your date night, here are...
According to a Census.gov report, 50% of adults are unmarried and 35% are women. Marriage stats have drop significantly over the past 60 years after one of the biggest movements in history, "The Women's Rights Movement." Since the years...
You have heard many times that date nights are essential for relationships. Yet you probably still don’t have one that often. With the exhaustion of work, kids, and to-do lists, there’s very little time or energy to plan something...
"What are you?" This is perhaps one of the most familiar questions I have been asked and sometimes still get asked today. Honestly, I don't mind it because it opens up dialogue about culture and identity opposed to ignorance...
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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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