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Weekend Events for Kids {November 27, 28, 29}

Friday, November 27 Snowville Children can climb Mount EdVerest, explore an ice cave, and even tube down Sled Hill, a 25 ft. long slippery slope sure to give thrills to all. Along the way, children will learn about the science behind the snow in a fun and exciting environment. Your ticket to Snowville is free with museum […]

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The Adoption Process :: 3 Unique Journeys

November is National Adoption Month, a path many families have taken on the journey to parenthood. Here are some of the details of that adventure for three local moms: Brittany Wise, Joyell Brown, and Bonnie Riley. Describe your family to us. Brittany: We are a military family of 5, we have 3 young children who are 5, 2, and 1 year old. Joyell: We are a typical crazy family of 5 with children, Cooper (8), Lave (7), and Grace (6). Bonnie: Our family is my husband and I, our biological sons 14 […]

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Three Things I Wish I Knew Before We Adopted - Columbia SC Moms Blog

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Adopted

The saying “ignorance is bliss” has been around for so long because it is partially true. When we were in our late 20’s and decided to form our family through adoption, we were so excited to begin the journey. When our social worker asked us to come down to the office, we were presented with the […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {November 20, 21, 22}

Friday, November 20 Lights Before Christmas Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 28th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit […]

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Why Have Only One Day of Christmas When You Can Have 25 - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Why Have One Day of Christmas When You Can Have 25?

When I had my first child, I was surprised what a letdown Christmas was. Granted, at his first Christmas he was only 6 weeks old, so you can’t expect much more than him laying there in a holiday-themed outfit posed with gifts or smiling family members. And the second Christmas at a year and a half wasn’t much better. By […]

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True Life :: I Have an Addiction

My mom confession: I’m an addict. We all have things we just can’t remove from our lives for whatever reason. Some people have an addiction to things that are very unhealthy, like alcohol or recreational drugs. Other people have less harmful obsessions like reading, cleaning or eating ice cream. (For the record, I am definitely NOT addicted […]

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