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…

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…

September is one of my favorite months in the Lowcountry because the weather is starting to cool down and the event calendar is full. There’s just so much to do, it’s difficult to know where to begin. My suggestion: Do something that you haven’t done before. Here are some great ideas to get …

The Climate Prediction Center has already forecasted that temperatures across the Lowcountry could be even hotter than normal in the coming summer months. In a state that regularly sees the mercury rise to the upper 90s in June, July and August, the prospect of even hotter temperatures leave…

If you’re looking for affordable outings this summer, make plans to explore some Lowcountry parks. The area boasts a bounty of public parks, many of which offer free or low-cost entrance and a wide variety of amenities and activities.

As summer settles on the South, it’s time to get your groove on. This month's calendar boasts so many ways to dance the night away under the summer sun. Here are a few of my favorites.

Part of having your own family is establishing the traditions that you will hold dear for years to come. Whether it’s frying the Christmas turkey, lighting the menorah or watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” with the family, we look forward to these rituals every year. But while we welcome these…

The last forkful of Thanksgiving turkey has been gobbled up, the cranberry sauce has been cleared and the green flag now drops to signal the start of the holiday decorating flurry. While interiors dripping with festive frills may warm the heart to see, installing all that frippery can leave …

With the recent implementation of South Carolina’s Read to Succeed Act, children’s literacy has been making local headlines. Currently, four out of every five South Carolina fourth graders from low-income families cannot read at grade level. But years before this new legislation went into ef…

As a parent, do you feel as if you’re constantly asking your child to do the same tasks over and over? Is bedtime a battle of wills you can’t seem to win? Or do you create elaborate chore charts and star systems you abandon after two weeks because it’s too much work?

Each year 6-8 million animals end up in shelters, thousands of which find their way to the Charleston Animal Society in North Charleston. With October being National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog, month we reached out to Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore to learn more about the organization’s c…

Kristin Varn of Mount Pleasant is passionate about kids. As a pediatric occupational therapist, she helps kids with developmental disorders and disabilities to develop life skills in both home health and school settings. By starting her own therapy company, Kristin is able to strike a work/l…

When Jennifer Bilbro’s two kids got head lice for the first time, she definitely was grossed out. Now, with at least five instances of head lice under her belt, she shrugs it off. It’s an annoyance and an expense, Bilbro said, but certainly not that serious.

If you have basil and tomatoes growing in your garden, make this. If you have a farmers' market near you, make this. And if you have leftover pesto hanging around, even store-bought, you can still make this.

Check out your grocery store right about now because I'll bet you'll find gorgeous tomatoes everywhere. Roma tomatoes are a bargain this time of year, and they are ideal for cooking in all sorts of recipes. Full of vitamin C and A, as well as lycopene, tomatoes are a healthy buy, too.

The Lowcountry's balmy summer nights beg for backyard celebrations with friends. But hosting an al fresco gathering takes some advance planning. For expert advice, we turned to Calder Clark, owner and creative director of Calder Clark, a full service consulting and design firm based in Charl…

This berry trifle is everything you could ever want in a summer dessert — showing off the summer's fresh berries, layering strawberries and blueberries (or whatever you like best) with a sweet diplomat cream and tender yellow cake.

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