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5 Must-See Padded Outdoor Playgrounds Around Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Must-See Padded Outdoor Playgrounds Around Columbia

The only thing better than playground time with your kids is padded playground time with your kids. I love whoever came up with the idea to add rubber flooring to outside spaces. Our children (especially the littlest ones) can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine on these awesome, squishy-floored creations. We parents can breathe that […]

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5 Fun Ways to Encourage Summer Learning | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Summer Learning

For most children, summertime is a welcomed reprieve. It’s a time for pools, splash pads, parks, barbeques, and summer vacations! With all that excitement the last thing children may want to think about is summer learning. But, summer learning doesn’t have to be a drag. There are ways to make learning fun to help decrease the summer […]

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Summertime Empty Nester :: How to Cope When Your Kids Are Away

As a divorced mother of two elementary age children, my nest is empty in the summer. The first few weeks the kids are with their father and his family, it’s quiet. At first I don’t enjoy my free time because I miss them and feel lost. But by the second or third week I feel more adjusted and change my perspective. Even though I still miss them, I can see the silver […]

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10 At Home Summer Activities For Babies | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 At Home Summer Activities For Babies

Although it’s technically the first day of summer, it honestly it feels like it’s been here for months. As a stay-at-home mom, one of the things I’ve been thinking a lot about is how I’m going to entertain my baby during the sweltering Columbia summer months. There are some great places to visit with your […]

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Family-Friendly Movies Play All Summer at the Nick! | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Family-Friendly Movies Play All Summer at the Nick!

Columbia SC Moms Blog is honored to partner with The Nickelodeon Theatre to bring our readers the following post. As your family transitions to summer, it can be hard to find something fun, affordable, and air-conditioned that the whole family will enjoy. The Nickelodeon recommends a movie night on Main Street! The Nickelodeon, a nonprofit […]

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Sunscreen :: A Necessary Evil | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Sunscreen :: A Necessary Evil

In my younger years, I spent my summers as a camp counselor. The campers loved playing games at the waterfront, and everyone’s favorite was Greasy Watermelon. Imagine a game of football in the water where you and your teammates are trying to pass the ball and get it across your goal line. The only difference […]

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