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‘Twas the Night Before Motherhood

‘Twas the night before motherhood, when all through the room the nurses checked the monitors and you were still in my womb. The board highlighted our one major goal, a new precious baby with a sweet little soul. Your daddy was tucked away in his hospital chair, while I waited in boredom and thought, “How […]

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Bold Motherhood

It’s 2:25 am and I almost snapped a selfie that involved a bottle, my baby, and half of my face (the good side, of course). Then I stopped myself. “I do NOT feel like having people judge the fact that we have to formula feed most of Aria’s diet due to my body’s lack of […]

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Calling North Charleston Home

Calling North Charleston “Home”

“We didn’t realize that there were nice neighborhoods on this side of town.” I didn’t think about my friend’s words until a few days later, when another shooting happened just a couple of miles from our home. Our home off of Dorchester Road in North Charleston.  On any given day, a quick look at our […]

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Simple Steps to Save Money Shopping

Simple Steps to Save Money Shopping

It’s official…I’ve left my career as a Marketing professional to become a stay-at-home mom and raise our first child! With this decision, there have been moments filled with sighs of relief that we can afford to do this, as well as moments where I obsessively looked at our budget over and over again. Instead of […]

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Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer is here and so are the festivals! Summer in Charleston is the perfect time to soak up the sun and enjoy a walk through some of the most vibrant and family-friendly festivals. Here is your guide for all of the festival fun around Charleston this summer. Charleston Spoleto Festival USA Check Website for List […]

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Free (Or Cheap) Summer Movies

Summer is nearly upon us in Charleston. The days are longer (and hotter) and it’s the perfect time to gather the family and head out for some entertainment. Be sure to keep these free (or cheap) movies in mind when planning your outings. Outdoor Movies North Charleston Wannamaker County Park | Park admission is $2/per […]

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