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Great Day Trips From Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Great Day Trips from Columbia

Living in Columbia is so lucky; we are central to everything, and in less than two hours, you can be swimming in the ocean or climbing a glorious mountain. It’s the perfect home base for some really memorable day trips! Here are a few of my favorites: Asheville, North Carolina My personal favorite. Easy for […]

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5 Things I Love About Living in Lexington

Ever since I was a teenager, I loved Lexington (or L-Town as the locals like to call it). I grew up in Columbia and West Columbia, but feel Lexington has always had my heart. I always knew I would live there one day.  Almost four years ago my husband and I chose to make Lexington our home. As soon as […]

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5 Things I Love About Living in West Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Things I Love About Living in West Columbia

I’m a glutton for research. So when my husband got the job out near the Congaree Swamp and that agent started driving me around the Midlands, I freaked out at the number of options. I’d lived in the state my entire life, but had never really discovered Columbia. What if I didn’t choose the most […]

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2016 Guide to Pumpkin Patches Around Columbia

Fall is my favorite time of year. I start thinking about all the things pumpkin spice as early as the end of July. This past August, I got a jump start on the season by making some delicious, healthy pumpkin dark chocolate chip muffins. Yum! Now that it is officially pumpkin season, I can’t wait to go back to […]

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When SC Weather Gives You Lemons - Columbia SC Moms Blog

When South Carolina Weather Gives You Lemons…

If South Carolina weather over the past several months could be summed up into one word, it would be: Unpredictable. Between the initial flooding, subsequent massive rainfall, and now snow – which happened to occur between weeks with unseasonably warm temperatures – if we’ve learned one thing here, it’s that we really don’t know what to expect […]

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18 Reasons Why I Love Snow in the South

I grew up mostly in New England and Ohio, where snow in the winter is common and no one got excited unless there was a big snowstorm, and “big” was defined as anything over a foot of snow. Moving to the South meant giving that up, I thought. My first January here, though, it snowed. […]

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40 Family-Friendly Things to do on Spring Break in the Midlands

The dogwood trees in my backyard are in full bloom! Aside from my allergies (achoo!), I love this time of year. And better yet, spring break is rapidly approaching! Break for Richland County and Lexington-Richland District 5 students is March 30-April 3, and break for Lexington County is April 6-10. I get just as excited […]

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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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South Carolina :: One of the BEST States to Raise Kids {Despite Critics}

Recently, Good Housekeeping published an article online about the supposedly “best state” to raise a child. The editors got their information from the 25th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Data Book is a compilation of information from all 50 states about four factors related to child-rearing: […]

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