A look at three local moms and how they turned their passion into a profitable side hustle.
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Pack Athletics is known across the Southeast for being the fastest growing and most successful all-star cheerleading
Imagine taking six years off of work to be a stay-at-home mom. Re-entering the workforce might feel daunting: wondering where parenting fits on your resume, and the shadow of self-doubt can hang heavy thinking about how things have changed professionally in that time.
Couples in the Lowcountry usually need a reason to plan a special date. Between work and raising kids, it’s easy to fall into the same routine. Even if you are a couple that goes out together on a regular basis, you might be the type that goes to the same place every time. You know it, you b…
During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month – with Jan. 11 being National Human Trafficking Awareness Day – it’s important for parents and all people in the community to understand the realities of this crime and what can be done to help local victims of human trafficking.
Now that the holidays have come and gone, you might be looking at your bank account with sad eyes. But the start of a new year means you can also start fresh to avoid the financial mistakes you may have made in the previous year. Here are some practical money-saving tips that you can utilize…
You never know when a seemingly ordinary day can change the trajectory of your life. For Mount Pleasant mom Layla Luna something as simple as eating dinner at a restaurant with her family set her on a path to change the way the world treats people with autism - people like her son, Rio.
Gift giving is in the spirit of the season and there are sure to be people in your life who deserve something special from you this holiday season, even if it’s just to say “thanks.”
For new moms looking for support and encouragement, CircleMoms is a group that provides education and connection for parents in the first three months of motherhood. They say it “takes a village” to raise a child, and CircleMoms is one way to instantly attain the support needed to care for y…
There are many paths to growing a family, and adoption is the pathway that local mom Caitlin Waddington found herself on in pursuit of her dream of becoming a mother.
Anna Holloway was busy decorating her house for her daughter’s eighth birthday when the phone rang. She never could have imagined how her life would change after that call.
In 2003, two physicians, who also happen to be moms, started a community for parents to teach all-things puberty to their kids. Today, this online community has grown into not only a membership-only company where parents can have unlimited access to informative videos that teach about our ch…
Five ways to build a secure attachment with your child to set them up for a healthy future, with experts from South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association.
In honor of National Techies Day, which was celebrated on Oct. 3, it’s a good time to highlight the many opportunities available to young people in the technology industry today.
After having a baby, there are ways couples can connect and remain intimate.
Since 2021, Charleston nonprofit Postpartum Support Charleston has provided care packages for moms up to a year postpartum across the Lowcountry. The program is called Beyond Delivery and helps connect moms with mental health support for maternal mental illnesses.
Although it’s hard to pinpoint when the trend of women “going gray” began, it could have been at the rise of pandemic when beauty salons closed for a bit in 2020. Did people overall get used to a more natural look? Or maybe women who have colored their hair for years got tired of how time-co…
An interview with Peggy O'Mara, the former owner and editor of Mothering Magazine, reveals timeless wisdom for modern moms.
Parents should talk to their college-bound kids about staying healthy while away from home, which includes eating right, staying active, getting enough sleep and knowing when to seek help.
September 11, 2001, is a date that many of us remember quite vividly. We can recall not only where we were, but also what we were doing when we learned of the tragedies that unfolded at the World Trade Center in New York City; in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and at the Pentagon in Arlington, V…
Tips for transitioning to a stay-at-home parent include banishing financial guilt, sticking to a budget, getting out of the house, and enjoying every moment.
Talking with experts about the recommended screen time for kids of all ages, and reasons to turn off screens, especially for younger children.
Charleston parents offer tips and practical advice for balancing working from home while taking care of little kids.
Since August is National Breastfeeding Month, here are nine local resources that offer guidance and assistance for mothers bonding with their babies.
Using a GPS tracker is just another way that parents can feel peace of mind when their children are away. Find the option that is best for your family.
A list of tips on what parents can do to mitigate any negative effects of social media, especially when it comes to cyberbullying.
A list of kid-friendly cell phone options.
Nothing brings couples closer together than shared experiences that specialize in engaging the senses and creating sensational memories. For parents of young kids who find themselves reveling in a rare night out but want to spice things up from a traditional dinner date, Grand Bohemian Hotel…
Q: I feel like all I ever do is argue with my daughter. She’s only 8, and she’s a good kid, for the most part, but we are constantly butting heads and I find myself getting upset over her attitude and acting like a brat when I ask her to do something or just ask her a question. She gets alon…
Local author and life coach Bonnie Compton offers advice to parents about self-reflection, self-care, expectations, and how to rekindle the joy of parenthood.
It was a normal evening, full of dinner making and homework and activity. My youngest sat at the table doing a math worksheet, my oldest was practicing her flute and my son was shooting hoops. I stood at the stove, chopping an onion for sauce. Normal.
Who else knows the best products to bring to the beach better than moms? Make these 10 items staples for a safe and stylish family day at the pool or beach this summer. The bonus is that nearly all of these quality products are made by local companies and entrepreneurs, and recommended by sa…
Sitting on my front porch, listening to the sounds of the birds sing their creation songs on the perfect spring day. Temperature right at 75 degrees, very little humidity, a slight breeze swaying through the trees and my “Welcome” garden flag. Grass as green as St. Patrick’s Day. A mother bi…
Comedian Jim Gaffigan might have said it best: “Summer’s presented as a vacation. It’s like a three-month vacation for nobody but children.”
While I still feel jealous of all the people who have the “Best. Mom. Ever.” or feel like their mom is superwoman, Mother’s Day no longer brings waves of emotion and fear.
April is financial literacy month, so help your kids have a better understanding about saving, spending and giving money.
Tips and strategies to help parents determine if their child is old enough to stay home alone.
Charleston-area mom, Crystal Polk, is featured in a forthcoming documentary that sheds light on the challenges facing parent caregivers of disabled, chronically ill and/or medically complex children and adults.
Tips and strategies from Charleston-area experts for communicating with children about ongoing international crisis.
Parents’ sleep often don't return to pre-pregnancy levels until the oldest child is six years old.
What do many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs have in common? They started young.
For parents planning on having some adult-only time while the kids are away at summer camp, here are some ideas to help you make the most of this rare occasion.
Beyond earning money to help share in their personal expenses, getting a job can help your teenager learn important life skills, build character and gain new perspective.
Despite colorful toothbrushes, catchy songs and flavored toothpaste, tooth decay remains a serious issue among children.
Eight local teenagers between the ages of 16 to 19 years old share their perspectives on what dating in high school is like in 2022.
Christmas is over and what do you have to show for it? As parents it is usually piles of toys to add to the piles of toys that your kids already had before the holiday.
There's this funny quote that I saw once that said “Mothers don't sleep. They just worry with their eyes closed.” As funny and relevant this was to me, it was also a bit haunting. You may be asking why would such a funny harmless quote have me so triggered. Well, if you have a moment I'd lov…
First, I would like to say thank you for reading this article and any other articles you have read on Lowcountry Parent. But for many, reading just simply takes too much time.
Two local nonprofits have teamed up to give new moms in the Charleston area a chance to get outside with their babies for fresh air and connection all while giving back to the local community.
Well, here we are. It's that time of year again for kids to get back to school. And for parents, it's back to the hustle and bustle of getting the kids out the door and to school, home again that afternoon and then back out again for some kind of extracurricular practice, and let's not forge…
An estimated 18.5% of children under age 18 in United States have been diagnosed as having special needs (physical, development, behavioral/emotional, or sensory impaired).
In August, we celebrate American Artist Appreciation Month. The United States has been home to many amazing artists throughout history.