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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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A Columbia Mom’s Guide to Homeschool Activities and Resources Outside the “Home”

When I was attending Columbia International University, I remember the Dean of Women addressing us in chapel one day, asking how many of us had ventured out into Columbia in the past couple of weeks. Beyond the Harbison Wal-Mart, that is. She was appalled at how few of us were taking advantage of the fact […]

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How to Benefit the Most from a Moms Group

{Yesterday Sarah blogged about local moms groups in her post Looking to Connect? Local Moms Groups Offer Friendship, Fun. Today she is following up with information on what to expect, the good and the bad, when you become a member of a group.} I have been part of several moms groups over the past 10 […]

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Vacation Bible School in the Midlands :: A Complete Guide and FAQ’s

The school year is wrapping up, and kids and parents alike are looking forward to a change of pace this summer. For many of us, summer means a more relaxed schedule. But for many area churches, the pace is beginning to pick up as they prepare for one of the biggest community outreaches of the […]

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