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Saying Goodbye Again - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Saying Goodbye Again

We’re back to the inescapable heat of the United Arab Emirates where temperatures vary from 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit from dusk to dawn. We are back to camel crossings and the multiple daily sounds of calls to prayer. We back to date trees and sand dunes. We have returned home. For the past 6 years, we’ve […]

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Hey, Soul Sister - CSCMB

Hey, Soul Sister…

I almost hit my younger sister when I was 16. I didn’t throw the punch because (frankly) I was afraid she’d hit me back. Decades later we had another fight, in the middle of Times Square. We embarrassed our children and each other – all over where we should eat dinner. I swore in front of […]

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Charleston - A Wonderful Family Destination - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Charleston :: A Wonderful Family Destination

Before I moved to Columbia two years ago I had never been to Charleston. After we moved, my husband, who is in the Air Force Reserves, transferred to Charleston Air Force Base for reserve duty. Now we go to Charleston quite frequently and my whole family LOVES it! When you think of Charleston you probably think […]

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Family friendly Day Trip - Richardson's Lake - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Family-Fun Day Trip :: Richardson’s Lake Water Park and Outdoor Recreation Area

On a scorching hot Tuesday last July, my kids and I decided to head out of town and take a day trip to Richardson’s Lake Water Park and Outdoor Recreation Area. We had a blast! Located in Warrenville right near Aiken, it’s about an hour drive – perfect for a quick day trip! One of my friends […]

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Passing on the Party - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Passing on the Party

I hate to admit it, but I can’t stand throwing birthday parties for my daughters. Not because of the expense or the effort. Not because I overdo the details and wear myself out. I am by no means a Pinterest mom, and am instead much more of a Pinterest fail mom. So I don’t even […]

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Take an Education Vacation - Go Around the World without Leaving Your Zip Code - Columbia SC Moms Blog - Calvert Academy

Take an Education Vacation :: Go Around the World Without Leaving Your Zip Code

Note:  This post is sponsored by and written in collaboration with South Carolina Calvert Academy. Have you ever thought of traveling around the world and back in one summer? It can be done for a very minimal cost and be educational for your family too! Each summer, my daughters pick a different country “to visit.” […]

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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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