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Teal Pumpkin Project: Protecting Those with Food Allergies

Halloween. Candy. Costumes. Candy. Jack-o-Lanterns. Candy. Kids. Candy. Trick or Treating. Candy. Every year it comes like clockwork: October 31. Halloween. And if you’re like me, there’s probably plenty of opportunities in October to attend multiple Halloween and Fall Festival events where you get to dress up your kids in their costume of choice and […]

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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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Making the Most of a Southern Snow Day

While the northern half of the United States has been blanketed with snow this winter, South Carolina keeps escaping unscathed. Some reports said we’d have snow flurries or freezing rain Wednesday afternoon, but the white stuff never materialized. Still, there’s nothing like being prepared — and there’s still plenty of time left in winter for snow to […]

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5 Things to Remember While Crossing the Tracks

Halloween is just around the corner, and many trick-or-treaters will be scouring their neighborhoods for candy. It’s important to remember railroad safety tips during this time, especially in the dark! A topic occasionally overlooked, rail accidents (either trespassing or at a crossing) account for more than 700 deaths in the U.S. each year. In order […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Cyber Security to Protect Yourself

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so we, along with SingleHop, a provider of Cloud hosting services, wanted to share a few security tips on protecting sensitive information and financial information online. We have more and more information on the internet these days. We shop online, bank online, maintain our lives on the internet. […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {October 24, 25, 26}

** October has lots of Halloween activities for the kids. Find a complete list here.** Friday, October 24 Hands on Art Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Ages 3-5. Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Richland Library Northeast, Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223 Spooky Science! Enjoy creepy […]

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Halloween Safety Tips :: Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween

Hard to believe it’s already almost Halloween! An interesting fact about the holiday: the top six pumpkin-producing states are Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, in 2011, those six states harvested $113 million dollars’ worth of pumpkins. Wow. Halloween can be a really fun and enjoyable […]

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Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat

Last month I wrote about my journey from car seat safety novice to car seat safety aficionado. When my son was born, I assumed I was using his car seat correctly … but I wasn’t. When I learned my mistake, I vowed to learn everything I could about car seat safety, so I’d never again […]

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