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Top 5 Family Vacation Destinations Near Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Top 5 Family Vacation Destinations Near Columbia

With Summer quickly approaching, dreams of family summer adventures begin to emerge on the “end of the school year” horizon. The choices for family getaways can sometimes seem overwhelming. Questions like “Will this be something that all ages will enjoy?” and “Will this break the bank?” often come to mind. As a mother of three […]

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Road Trip Packing: Lessons in Space - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Road Trip Packing :: Lessons in Space

Traveling from South Carolina to Texas with an 8-month-old and a 3-year-old is daunting enough, but when you’re a Prius driver, things get trickier. I made the upgrade to the Prius V last year, but compared to popular mommy-mobiles, there is one thing I am still missing – SPACE. Looking at our mountain of stuff compared to our efficient […]

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Nobody is Cool at Disney World - Columbia SC Moms Blog

No One is Cool at Disney World

Let me preface this by saying I have never actually considered myself cool prior to having children or making the pilgrimage to Disney World, but after returning from the “The Happiest Place on Earth” recently, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt how uncool I really am … along with everyone else. No one dresses […]

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Vacation With A Purpose :: Fathom Impact + Travel

Columbia SC Moms Blog is honored to partner with Fathom Travel Ltd. to bring our readers the following post. All opinions are our own. Do you love traveling to new destinations, experiencing different countries and cultures while also helping make our world a better place? Imagine taking a trip to one of the top destinations in the Caribbean, the […]

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Why Have Only One Day of Christmas When You Can Have 25 - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Why Have One Day of Christmas When You Can Have 25?

When I had my first child, I was surprised what a letdown Christmas was. Granted, at his first Christmas he was only 6 weeks old, so you can’t expect much more than him laying there in a holiday-themed outfit posed with gifts or smiling family members. And the second Christmas at a year and a half wasn’t much better. By […]

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An apple a day a guide to picking and eating apples this fall

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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Why We Spend Our Vacation at Home {and maybe you should too!}

stay·ca·tion ˌstāˈkāSHn/ noun informal noun: staycation; plural noun: staycations; noun: stay-cation; plural noun: stay-cations a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. As a working mom, I’m often a bit jealous of the laid back, relaxing summers that families with a […]

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“Best of” Summer Activities to Keep Kids Occupied

Summertime is full of fun, sun, long afternoons … and lots of free time. After awhile, the kids become antsy (and let’s face it, so can mom). To help ward off summertime boredom, check out our “best of” ideas to keep your children entertained in (and out of) the capital city. Kid-Friendly Day Trips From […]

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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List 2015 :: Over 100 Things to Do in Columbia

Summer vacation is officially up and running in our house. While my toddler is not yet school age, she did go to a Mother’s Morning Out program two mornings a week. To say Nora loves “school” is an understatement. She absolutely adores it and the past two weeks without her teachers have been, well, not […]

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