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The mumps is on the rise in Charleston especially among College of Charleston students. In all, 70 students at the college have been diagnosed in addition to other cases at Summerville High School. But why are mumps seeing a resurgence in the Lowcountry and what can parents do to prevent it?…

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Mount Pleasant mom Jami Steedley has nine children in her blended family. One is in college, so that leaves eight kids ranging in age from 9 to 16 years old to get out of bed, dressed and on the school bus each morning. 

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When I first had my son, Keegan, I was wary about sharing photos of him online. In fact, I wouldn’t share any at all. I was told it was a slippery slope, difficult to stop once you got started. But as my son grew older, I loosened up a bit. I’m not sure why. Maybe I was lonely at home with a…

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You scour travel review sites to learn every little detail about the hotels, beaches and attractions. You scout out potential restaurants and nightspots, stay up-to-date on the weather, and glean as much as possible about your next destination.

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Before 1963, when the first measles vaccine became available, nearly all kids got the measles. Each year, 48,000 people were hospitalized from it and between 400 and 500 died. The disease ravaged our country until it was declared eradicated in 2000 thanks to a widespread vaccination campaign.

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This month we're focused on how to keep your kids engaged over the summer so when they return to school they're ready to learn. These events can help. 

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Matt Hansen’s daughter competes as a high-level gymnast, having fallen in love with the sport after she first learned how to tumble. She skips birthday parties because she’d rather be at practice, showing levels of athletic dedication and aptitude many parents hope to see in their own childr…

Zika became a hot topic a few years back when over 100,000 people contracted the virus in Colombia. In all, 20 babies were born with microcephaly, a birth defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads if their mother contracted the virus while pregnant. According to the CD…

Mom of two, Lindsay Sakran thinks that you can do just about anything if you put your nose to the grindstone and work hard. A project manager for Department of Defense who loves a good modern dance class and a good beer, she’s unexpected and tons of fun, but most of all she wants to be a goo…

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The Lowcountry is a special place to raise a family. From beaches, lakes and rivers to historic plantations and county and neighborhood parks, it’s seemingly one expansive outdoor playground waiting to be explored.

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Ever wonder how astronauts brush their teeth in space? Zero gravity makes this basic personal hygiene habit quite annoying and downright unsanitary. But, lucky for astronauts, the students in the Berkeley Intermediate and Middle School’s First LEGO League team, have made it their mission to …

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Sometimes you've got to go out of your comfort zone to learn something new. Luckily, with so many events going on in the Lowcountry this month, it's easy to dive right in and live your life to fullest! 

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The American Girl doll is an object of obsession for many young girls. You may have spent hours chasing the dolls and accessories down to fulfill holiday or birthday wishes or watching your littles play with the dolls for hours on end. But what about seeing the show live? It’s a whole new wa…

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Before Dana Matheson became mom to Alex, 9, Ryan, 8, and Jane, 5, she was a teacher working with children with autism. And it's this patience and passion for being a good role model to her children that makes her our February Mom of the Month. She's an introvert by nature who spends any down…

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In recent years, Charleston has become an excellent destination for live music, and February is a great example. This month is loaded with ample opportunities to feel the beat. Here are a few of our favorites. 

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When it comes to the education of her daughter, Kerry Litten often finds herself lobbying on two fronts: to ensure Callie is in the best possible academic environment, and also to challenge her to do all she’s capable of. It’s a balance that many parents of children with special needs can un…

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It's common during a child's development for families to experience periods of temper tantrums during toddler years or rebellion during teenage years. While some behaviors are normal, how do you know when a line has been crossed? To answer these questions and more, we spoke to David Kalergis…

Mateusz Wojnarowicz, a 13-year-old home-school student in Charleston, has already made a name for himself as an accomplished model, artist and musician, having been selected as a featured artist and performer at the grand reopening of the Starbucks at the corner of King and Calhoun streets e…

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For parents, to-do lists just seem to be getting longer, so a warm meal on the table every night seems like a stretch. We run out of ideas or don’t have the ingredients that we need on hand. That’s why so-called “meal kits” are popping up in all categories as a way of simplifying meal time. …

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The New Year is a great time to get rid of clutter. It’s a time of year to cleanse your life of what does not serve you. And for many of us, that means simplifying parenting, our most important, but also most time-consuming responsibility. We asked our LCP readers to come together as a commu…

Public or private? Christian-based or Montessori? Half day or full day? Starting a child at 2, 3 or 4 years old? The options for preschool seem almost endless and parents today put almost as much thought into early education as they do elementary school. The choices can seem daunting, but th…

When Melissa Meverden failed her one-hour glucose test during her second pregnancy, she didn’t sweat it. The same thing had happened in her first pregnancy, but on the first go-around she went on to pass the three-hour glucose test, which determines if a women has gestational diabetes, with …

With almost every child, there is a progression: from sleeping a few hours at a time as a newborn, to around six-hour stretches at 3 months old, to 10 hours or more by the first year. The hard part for both parent and child is getting through it, and enduring the emotional swings and sleeple…

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