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School is back in session. Fall sports and social events are on the horizon. Perhaps your kids had a short break from some of their friends over the summer, but now that break is over. They’ll be back in full swing with social interactions and relationships. For parents, that might be a tad …

Former NFL tight end Greg Olsen and his family charity, The HEARTest Yard, donated $300,000 to the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital at Medical University of South Carolina from a charity golf event in June on Kiawah Island. Olsen's son T.J. was born with a serious congenital heart defect and underwent three open-heart surgeries before getting a heart transplant last year. It is the first outreach for the charity outside its home base in Charlotte.

With the first day of school just around the corner, children across the Lowcountry are battling back-to-school jitters. Here is some advice about how parents and kids can overcome their nerves and have a great first day.

Sending your child off to college is stressful enough without having to think about all the stuff they need. But the sooner you face the reality that your son or daughter will be living on their own on a college campus, the better, because they will certainly be in need of quite a bit of stu…

After much anticipation, “Hamilton” finally came to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center as the first of this season’s “Best of Broadway” performances. The venue will also feature “Annie,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Aladdin,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Book of Mormon” in the coming months.

In the dog days of summer, your child's 7:30 p.m. bedtime is likely a distant memory. You may have tried to draw the blackout curtains, blast the white noise machine, spritz a little lavender on the pillow and tuck them in tight, but your squirmy, giggly, full-of-life child will not be foole…

We all know that babysitting is a great job for teenagers. Many of my fellow moms even started out as babysitters when they were younger, and today those parents are in need of good babysitters.

I hesitate writing this because I don’t think teenagers need makeup at all, but I also am not naïve enough to think that they won’t eventually want to wear it. And really, there isn’t anything wrong with a little makeup. The whole “less is more” mentality applies here. Introducing your teen …

With National Picnic Month in July, consider packing a basket and heading outside with the kids. Of course, with the hot, humid weather you’ll need to seek out a shady spot near water, and fortunately there are many wonderful destinations for dining al fresco in the Lowcountry.

The road to success comes with lots of bumps and wrong turns. The same is true for your teen when learning to drive. Since many parents are using the more laid back summer months to teach their teenagers this vital necessity, we wanted to share some tips to help you and your child navigate t…

Does your family like to eat? What about breathing clean air? You have pollinators to thank for the fruits, vegetables and nuts you eat to fuel your life, and for contributing to the clean air that you breathe. That's why it's important to recognize Pollinator Week - a time to raise awarenes…

The stereotypical uninvolved father who goes to work and comes home to dinner on the table and an evening of TV in the La-Z-Boy is becoming a relic of the past. While mothers still do the larger portion of household work and childcare, research shows that dads are contributing to both more t…

The modern day way to keep the family from driving each other crazy in the car involves giving everyone their own digital device and headphones. But for those craving a more old school style of road trip that makes the time in the car a memorable bonding experience, try these fun games and a…

Summer camps are filling up fast! Whether you are new to the area and missed registrations, or just let the opportunity pass by with all the chaos of the end of the school year, several area churches still have availability for their Vacation Bible School programs.

What our kids consume is everything. Especially in an age where snacks and sugar are so prevalent, providing healthy groceries is an important part of our job as parents. Beyond traditional grocery stores or big-box stores, shopping at farmers markets allows for fresh food from local sources.

What do moms want most on Mother's Day? Giving her alone time, or time with just her family or a night out with her girlfriends is the kind of priceless gift that moms value. Find out the best places in Charleston for these and other mom-approved gift ideas.

With the “holidaze” soon approaching, your pre-teens and teens have likely been made aware, whether they mention it to you or not, that there is something special about the number 420 and the date April 20.

If you find yourself picking up a prescription for one of your parents on the way to Little League practice, you are a member of the sandwich generation. Mothers and fathers caring for both their young children and their aging parents often find themselves stuck in the middle of constant caregiving. Unfortunately, the caregiving they are extending does not apply to themselves.