It’s time to hit back at domestic violence in SC

It's not the norm for me to talk about current events, but this one is nagging me, begging to be written. A few weeks ago I read an amazing blog post that struck me. Oddly it's titled "What I … [Read more...]

Beyond food and toys, be prepared for the real costs of owning a pet

*This article appears in the June 2014 issue of Parent News* I've had dogs my whole life. It feels like I can’t live without them. When our beloved old lady passed away in the summer of 2012, we … [Read more...]

WWYD: Should I stay or should I go, now? How much tantrum should you expect others to endure?

*This article appears in the May 2014 issue of Parent News* Every toddler (and preschooler) melts down in public. It’s simply unavoidable. One of my children particularly hated the grocery store. … [Read more...]

5 tips for dealing with “I’m bored” during summer break

*This article appears on page six of the April 2014 issue of Parent News* As the weeks go by, the school year is winding down. To be honest, I’m ready. It feels like we slam into summer every … [Read more...]

Hotel Impossible featuring the Carnival Inn in Myrtle Beach airs on Monday

Attention Travel Channel fans! At long last, the episode of Hotel Impossible featuring the Carnival Inn will air on Monday, May 5th at 10 p.m. Here is a brief summary of the episode and here are … [Read more...]

Sweet Myrtle Beach SkyWheel proposal will leave you teary! (video)

Ahhh, young love! I just saw this sweet video of a couple getting engaged in a very unique way with the help of the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. It almost made me cry! Have a look for yourself. If … [Read more...]

It’s Beach Babies Kidsale Weekend!

If you're in the market for gently used baby/kid gear, clothing, toys, and other goodies, check out the spring Beach Babies Kidsale this weekend starting on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday … [Read more...]

Local chef and children’s cookbook author teaches more than cooking – meet him THIS weekend!

A few months ago I had the chance to meet Chef Peter Sinish. He very graciously gave his time to help my Girl Scout troop earn a cooking badge. What I expected to be an hour of simple recipes turned … [Read more...]

Let’s phase out some phrases

It's that time again, kids. There are a few phrases I'm imploring the world to toss. Ready? 1. "Breastfeeding like a champ." I read a ton of birth stories and this phrase seems to find its way … [Read more...]

Understanding why we yell is the key to lowering our voices

This article appears in the February 2014 issue of Parent News. Is your Facebook feed filled with tips for making this a year of no yelling? I’ve never really been known for spotting trends, but my … [Read more...]

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