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Family friendly Day Trip - Richardson's Lake - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Family-Fun Day Trip :: Richardson’s Lake Water Park and Outdoor Recreation Area

On a scorching hot Tuesday last July, my kids and I decided to head out of town and take a day trip to Richardson’s Lake Water Park and Outdoor Recreation Area. We had a blast! Located in Warrenville right near Aiken, it’s about an hour drive – perfect for a quick day trip! One of my friends […]

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The Day My Son Went Missing - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Afternoon My Son Went Missing

Moms aren’t perfect … and even better yet PEOPLE aren’t perfect. The mom shaming and people shaming on social media over the past few weeks is disheartening. I feel shocked and embarrassed at some of the comments I read. They truly are awful, and not always entirely accurate. I am especially reminded of this while following the news reports of the […]

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Toddlerhood - Testing the Limits - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Toddlerhood :: Testing the Limits

I have an 11-year-old and a 22-month-old. Somehow, during the nine years between having my son and daughter, I forgot how challenging toddlerhood is. Just this morning my toddler climbed on the kitchen table, poured a cup of water all over the table and floor (thankfully it was just water), spat apple juice down my shirt […]

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30 non-candy valentines gift ideas for kids - columbia sc moms blog

30 Non-Candy Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Kids!

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means more candy coming my kids’ way. After Halloween and Christmas, I am sick of having so many sweets around the house. As a mother I am trying to teach my kids to make healthier decisions. Candy in moderation is okay, but it’s hard to keep your family in check when the […]

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How Boy Scouts Helped My Son With ADHD - Columbia SC Moms Blog

How Boy Scouts Helped My Child With ADHD

My son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when he was in kindergarten. Looking back, I wish I would have explored other holistic routes first rather than choosing medication. As a young, 20-year-old parent, I did exactly what his pediatrician recommended. Flash forward 5 years and he is still on medication. We tried taking […]

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Best Hot Chocolate in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The BEST Hot Chocolate in Columbia

Brr! It’s cold outside. I have fond childhood memories of playing outside in the snow with my sisters and coming inside to a mug of hot chocolate. But it’s not just for kids. On a cold winter day hot chocolate is the perfect childhood or adult treat! Want an idea for a fun family date […]

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