12 Favorite Children’s Books Kids and Parents will want to Sit and Read

I grew up in my mom’s lap, reading and being read to; pointing at pictures, asking questions, letting the images and voices and moments and words sink into my memories, establishing themselves as pieces of my childhood, fitting together unexpectedly at different moments with soft, rounded corners, flashes of color, pangs of humor or nostalgia, and the occasional sharp edge. I took a children’s lit … Continue reading 12 Favorite Children’s Books Kids and Parents will want to Sit and Read

Saying farewell to 2020 with thankfulness and grace…

I was in church a few weeks ago. It was the first time I’d been to mass since before Covid and it was a different experience, wearing masks and socially distancing, trying to come together as a church community when the very nature of this virus demands separation. I started thinking about all COVID has taken from us, all the ways it’s demanded we stop … Continue reading Saying farewell to 2020 with thankfulness and grace…

A Procrastinator’s Guide to the Weekend

Hi Columbia and happy Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend?!?! Not me. Well, yes, I am. I’m ready for two days of beautiful weather and no work but I don’t have anything planned and am planning on winging it for the next 48 hours. If you’re like me, enjoy the Procrastinator’s Guide to the Weekend – Saturday Soda City Market (9-1) downtown on Main Street … Continue reading A Procrastinator’s Guide to the Weekend

Small Town Saturdays in the South

I love a back road, a small town, a meandering drive to places off the beaten path. Since COVID, we’ve started packing the kids in the car to explore. It gives us a change of scene, an activity, and air conditioning (which was desperately necessary in SC over the summer). We circumvent I-77, we bypass I-26, and we avoid I-20. Instead, we set out on … Continue reading Small Town Saturdays in the South