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Our Soldier, Our Hero :: What Veterans Day REALLY Means {Special Events Included}

Each year my husband and I look forward to participating in the Veterans Day promotions and freebies. If you serve in the military or are the spouse of a solider, you’re probably used to receiving an email with a list of places offering specials, discounts and activities in celebration of Veterans Day. While I enjoy taking advantage […]

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No Tricks, Just Treats :: Columbia’s Korean Festival

Before getting the kids ready for trick or treating on Halloween, head down to the Korean Festival for some authentic treats. The 2015 Korean Festival will take place on October 31 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Richland Street in downtown Columbia. The festival, founded in 2005 by the Korean Community Presbyterian Church, promotes […]

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Columbia’s Fall Festival :: Helping Kids in Need

Fall is one of the best seasons to celebrate. We are entering a season where the weather is not too hot and not too cold. People trade in summer activities for football games and fairs. There are many walks, rides and other activities that raise money for deserving charities around the Midlands. One of the little […]

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8 Ways to Save Money at the South Carolina State Fair {Giveaway Included!}

The South Carolina State Fair is held October 14-25 in Columbia. Many anticipate this annual event, including my kids who ask me on a regular basis when we are going to “that fair” again. I gladly go each year to see those little faces light up when they ride the rides and eat fair food. There is so […]

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Ultimate Guide to Kid-Friendly Fall Events in Columbia

Fall is approaching in Columbia, which means that even though it’s still almost 90 degrees, we are digging out our boots, sweaters, all things pumpkin spice, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Personally, I love fall. It brings a bevy of birthdays in my family (mine, my daughter’s and my father’s are all […]

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Tot Trade :: An Insider’s Guide to Shopping Columbia’s Largest Children’s Consignment Sale

Disclosure :: This post is brought to you by Tot Trade, but the opinions and experiences shared are entirely our own. If you are outfitting one child or several, it gets expensive. And when they’re little, they rapidly outgrow all of their clothes and toys, so it feels like you are constantly replacing items. How […]

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An Apple a Day :: A Guide to Picking and Eating Apples This Fall!

It seems almost cliché that I love apples so much, being a teacher and all, but I really do. I love eating them, cooking with them and even picking them. It makes me feel earthy and connected to the world around me to spend time picking the most wonderful of fruits and then preparing to […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving When Your Heart is Broken

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. In spite of the Black Friday craziness, in spite of stores being open on Thursday (seriously?!?), it has managed to mostly stay true to itself, our yearly reminder of the importance of giving thanks, whatever our situation. This time five years ago, though, giving thanks was the last thing […]

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