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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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The Do’s and Don’ts for Visiting Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve :: A Local SC Attraction

I was reading one of those “Top Ten Things to Do in South Carolina” or some such list one day and thinking, “All these things are pretty far away. Charleston, Greenville, blah, blah, blah …” and then one of them caught my eye: Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve in Lexington County! There is a waterfall! It is free! […]

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6 Must-See Museums in the Midlands

It’s summer again, which means parks, playgrounds, pools and splash pads. But when the heat is too hot to beat, we suggest heading indoors to check out some local museums. The Midlands has a bounty of history and learning to offer, covering subjects such as aviation, art, dinosaurs, fire trucks and memorabilia, trains and sharks. With more […]

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Top 6 Summer Vacation Makeup Must Haves

When I go on vacation, I try my hardest to pack as lightly as possible. Try is the operative word here. I tend to go light on things like underwear (I have been known to forget them entirely) and heavy on shoes (bringing an entire suitcase full). On my upcoming trip to Jamaica my husband […]

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