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A Columbia Mom’s Guide to Schools of Choice

We are blessed to receive tax-funded public education in the U.S. Literacy is a gift whose praises cannot be stressed enough. And in addition to the option of a family’s zoned or neighborhood school, there’s a growing trend to have other options for schools. These are sometimes called magnet schools; in the Midlands, they’re more commonly […]

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Classroom Trick or Treating Without the Sugar

Later this month my preschooler will be celebrating Halloween with a Pumpkin party. There’s nothing cuter on Earth than a bunch of toddlers parading around in their Elsa and Superman costumes, completely jacked up on sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Unfortunately, after the sugar rush of cupcakes and Halloween candy wears off I am […]

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Why We Chose to Homeschool

I’m already seeing the “back-to-school” pictures on my Facebook newsfeed as friends across the country send their children off to school, whether public or private. For the second year in the row, we will take a “back-to-school” picture at our front door and then send my daughter back inside our home, where we will have […]

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Weekend Events For Kids {August 8, 9, 10}

Friday, August 8 Movers and Shakers: African Drums Get ready to dance, shake and move to the beat while listening to stories, songs with special guest, Kyle Coleman. Free for children of all ages. Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Richland Library Main, Children’s Room, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, 29201 Countdown to Kindergarten EdVenture […]

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Why We Chose a Charter School (and why you might want to, too)

August and back-to-school are fast approaching. Though registration for school started in February/March, it’s not necessarily too late to reconsider your choice for school options, especially if you’ve discovered that your child’s assigned public school is (how do we put this nicely) not the greatest. Private schools, homeschooling, charter schools, and school of choice within a public […]

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“That’s Not Our Mascot” :: SEC Licensed Children’s Book {Giveaway}

Love SEC college football and your favorite team as much as we do? Want to share that love with your kids in a fun and educational way they are sure to enjoy? “That’s Not our Mascot” is a 14-book children’s series officially licensed by all of the schools of the SEC written by Jason Wells […]

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