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.
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.
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!
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.
Here are some Charleston-based websites, as well as state and national sites, that families can use for fun learning experiences and a flat-out good time.
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.
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…
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.
We’ve seen so many great ideas floating around on social media that we decided to put together a list of our favorite family-friendly ideas to foster community while still practicing social distancing.
“Postpartum depression is a very large and dangerous problem that can impact 10-15 percent of all new moms and if left untreated, it can cause depression later on,” one local expert says.
“Now, we have a whole new generation of kids who are addicted to tobacco and that’s really scary," one MUSC researcher said.
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.
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.
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.
A Pew Research Center survey of moms published in 2013 found, for most American moms, part-time work would be the ideal situation.
We may all be different in many ways, but most can agree that raising children who are accepting and kind will make lives better for all of our children as they grow up.
Here are some of the warning signs of video game addiction, which in 2018 became a disorder listed by the World Health Organization.
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.
To provide a quick refresher on car seats for parents, we spoke to Sherry Rector, co-owner of Honest 1 Auto Care, to talk about properly installing the seats.
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…
While depression and anxiety are more common and more well-known during the postpartum period, according to the Mayo Clinic, up to 23 percent of women experience it during pregnancy.
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…
Contrary to historical opinion, maternity leave is not just a women’s issue. Parental leave benefits the entire family unit, as well as employers.
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:
They were too little to understand the words, grasp the pages or even gnaw on the cover. But that didn’t prevent Katie Kreutner from beginning to read to each of her children the day after they were born.
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.
It’s never too early to start volunteering with the kids and the need is ever present. While many families may think to give back over the holidays, volunteers are needed year round. We spoke with Melissa Britton, director of strategic volunteer engagement at Trident United Way, about why vo…
Growing up, Ben Powell was always fascinated by the natural world around him. The easiest things to find and observe, he learned, were insects. They were ever-present, small and yet so complex all at the same time.
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 …
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.
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…
Most kids run the other way when you mention it. They pretend not to hear you or use whatever excuse they can to avoid it. Even if your toddler is rubbing her eyes and yawning, bedtime is never a welcome word. For parents who have children that follow a strict bedtime routine with little fus…
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…
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. …
The glowing screens of electronic devices cry out for attention in the wee hours, almost as much as small children do. Shift work disrupts a body’s natural rhythm. That triple espresso needed to get through the afternoon also has us staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night.
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…
The holiday season is about celebration, quality time spent with family and friends and, of course, food. This season of overindulgence can weigh heavily on Lowcountry families that already struggle with the issue. We spoke with Dr. Lauren Tipton, a pediatrics specialist at Parkwood Pediatri…
Rather than muscling your way through crowded stores trying to pick the perfect presents, why not flex your creative muscles this holiday season? Homemade gifts can be tailored to any taste, and recipients will appreciate the time and effort you put into the projects.
When it comes to the holiday season, Mount Pleasant mom Stacie Gregory and her family go all out, and their annual Christmas card is no exception.
Whether your kids can’t wait to see Santa or you’re in the market for a holiday production, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of family-friendly events not to be missed.