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He's a well known DJ at bars and clubs, private events, on 95SX Hit Music Now and a self proclaimed "Freelance Multimedia Homie." But he's also husband to Desiree and dad to Josalyn. We're so excited to feature Nate Lopes a.k.a. DJ NattyHeavy as our Dad of the Month. 

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Whether you need full-time care during the week or the occasional help for an appointment or a night out, finding good, reliable childcare can be a big struggle for parents of young children. 

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My name is Laura Shapiro. I am 36 years old, married for six years to my husband Patrick. I'm a mom to a 4 year-old son, Cameron, and pregnant with another little boy coming in June!

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Among parents, it’s the No. 1 reason for having a will — to ensure that their children are taken care of in the event that something happens to Mom and Dad. But guaranteeing that those wishes will be put into action isn’t as simple as just putting pen to paper.

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Raising kids is hard. Does throwing a pet into the family mix make it even harder? We had some questions for Kylie Wiest, humane education manager at the Charleston Animal Society. 

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It can be nerve-racking putting your teenage son or daughter behind the wheel for the first time. Parents are known to sit in the passenger seat pumping an imaginary brake while teens grip the steering wheel with sweaty hands. But, for new drivers, the only way to learn is to practice drivin…

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One local expert advises parents to tackle the subject straight-on, and avoid using slang terms. Address the subject over a few weeks, she adds, covering different aspects at different times.

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In academic parlance, it’s known as “retention.” Borrowing a term from sports, some refer to it as “redshirting.” But by any name, the concept is the same—holding a child back a year in school.

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The Montessori method is defined as educating the child, who is the one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning, in a supportive, thoughtful and prepared learning environment.

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My son found his thumb in the womb. And I’m not gonna lie, as a mom-to-be, I stared proudly at the ultrasound as he sucked away, sure that this made him somehow more intelligent.

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She's committed to education in the classroom and beyond and has devoted her career to helping kids read at grade level. She's also a mom of four and an entrepreneur who dives into her passions full force.

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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…

Michelle Harris has had a long career of juggling it all with ease. She's the former owner of the wildly successful Cafe Medley on Sullivan's Island and mom to three small children, twin girls Mimi and Liv, 5, and son Ty, 4. Friends love her for her sense of loyalty and adventure. Before bec…

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Whether to your excitement or dismay, summer days are numbered. We took a break from splashing at the pool to catch up with officials from each of the local school districts to learn about what’s new for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Here’s what parents and students need to know: 

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As adults, credit is so important to our daily lives. You can't buy a home or a car without good credit. Even before you buy, landlords will often check your credit score when you're renting a home or apartment.

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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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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…

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…

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