I never really appreciated the outdoors until I became mother. After my son was born (and I was on maternity leave and then a stay-at-home mom), I was looking for fun things for the two of us to do...
There is no doubt that Myrtle Beach is our state's best-known and most popular beach. But South Carolina has many other wonderful family-friendly beaches that are also great places to spend your summer vacation or take a day trip....
I have always been an outdoors kind of person. When I was younger I enjoyed playing outside, no matter what time of year it was. I grew up going on camping trips, to the beach, hiking, and more. This...
As a history buff, I love educational trips. Isn't it fun to go to a completely new place that you've never been to before and learn and experience something new? I sure think so! As South Carolinians, we are...
I have been blessed to be married to my husband for almost 10 years and every year, without exception, we have made it a priority to take an anniversary trip. There have only been two years when we didn't...
When you live in South Carolina, snow is far from a sure thing. While this is not necessarily bad thing for those of us who detest the cold, it can be kind of a bummer for children - doubly...
There's definitely no shortage of things to do in the Midlands to cool off during the hot summer months. We've got Lake Murray and Lake Wateree nearby, splash pads, pools, and a handful of air-conditioned kid-friendly spaces. But sometimes...
Apparently, I am a camper now. Never once had I ever been camping, even as a kid. I totally never pictured myself as a sleep on the ground, live in a tent kind of gal. But, I did it. And you know...
My family loves going camping. It is one of our favorite family activities. I started camping when I was a little girl and when I got married, I took my husband camping. We've been taking our boys since they...
As summer winds down and fall approaches, one favorite family activity is going to pick apples at an orchard.  Here are some things you may not know about apple orchards -  Did you know that most pick your own farms grow dwarf...
When looking for places around Columbia to visit, you would be missing out if you never considered Concord, North Carolina. Approximately 30 minutes north of Charlotte, Concord is historically a mill town which most of us know for the...
My very first post for Columbia Mom was an introduction to Great Wolf Lodge. That was all the way back in 2015! My kids were five, three, and two at the time, and we had been a few times...
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...
My husband and I are huge fans of the Netflix show Outer Banks. If you've watched it (and, as its name implies) you know that the show is set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. However, did you...
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