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Dads Need Villages Too | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Dads Need Villages Too

There have been countless articles, think pieces and blogs about the importance of finding your mama tribe and solidifying your village. From curbing the feeling of isolation to commiserating over typical toddler behavior to a safe place to vent about in-laws, spouses or the latest loud toy your kid loves, your tribe is indispensable. They […]

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4 Must-See Small Parks in the Midlands - Columbia SC Moms Blog

4 Must-See Small Parks in the Midlands

The Midlands offer a wide variety of parks; small to large, bustling to peaceful, traditional to unique, urban, suburban, and rural/wooded. Below is a list of some of my personal favorite small, neighborhood parks (defined as smaller than 2 acres). These are great places to meet neighbors, have a play date, and build your family’s community.  Quinine […]

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Celebrate International Babywearing Week with Fun, Local Events & More! Columbia SC Moms Blog

Celebrate International Babywearing Week with Fun, Local Events & More!

Babywearing lovers from around the world are gearing up to celebrate International Babywearing Week, and Babywearing International of Columbia has lots of local, fun events planned. The public is invited to join the celebration, which takes place from Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Monday, Oct. 10 and will feature all kinds of free or cheap events […]

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Finding My “Village” in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Finding My “Village” in Columbia

Bryan and I moved to Columbia from Charlotte in May 2014. Our daughter was six months old. We were leaving the only friend circle we knew (which was a group of awesome non-parents who, while incredibly supportive of our new role, were also slightly terrified on how to deal with us) and our families were […]

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the best free or almost free activities in columbia

The Best FREE (and almost free) Activities in Columbia for 2016

Splash Pads Columbia’s got 13 splash pads, all of them free (call the rec department to be sure they’re turned on). They range from bare bones at Heathwood Park to pretty awesome at Drew Park. Take a lunch, some sand toys if the park’s got sand, and make a day of it. Not downtown? Lexington’s Corley Street […]

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Weekend Activities for Kids in Columbia {Feb. 5-7, 2016}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area for kids the weekend of February 5-7, 2016! — Friday, February 5, 2016 — Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to the Zoo and Garden every Friday during the months of January and February. […]

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I Love Your Blue Shirt! Learning to Accept a Compliment

“I Love Your Blue Shirt!” Learning to Accept a Compliment

“I love your blue shirt, Mama,” she beamed as I walked in to the room. “This old thing?” I thought to myself as I quickly glanced down at the pilling cotton. What’s to love about this old thing? “Thank you, sweet girl,” I responded and complimented her fancy new back to school shirt. I have […]

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Reclaiming My Yard :: My Experience With a Mosquito Free Summer From Terminix {Discount Offer Included!}

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Terminix. Although we did receive free services in exchange for a review, all opinions and experiences are entirely our own. My backyard has always been one of the favorite things about my house. When I moved in, I was immediately attracted to the thick, green grass, tall pecan […]

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