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2016 Birthday Guide: Party venues, services, supplies & toy sellers

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Looking for a great spot to host your child’s next birthday party, or activities to keep your party guests entertained? Peruse our updated birthday guide for a bounty of ideas and inspiration.


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Lowcountry Parent Looks: July street style

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It all started with a compound microscope. Geologist Montgomery Taylor was struck by the ornate beauty of microscopic rock patterns while studying samples in her post-grad work, inspiring her to ...


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Mom of the Month: July 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stephanie Julazadeh wears many hats, including the protective helmet she dons as a captain on Engine 206 with the North Charleston Fire Department. When she’s not fighting fires, she’s ...


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In case of emergency: Teaching kids to be prepared if disaster strikes

By Lowcountry Parent  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Do your kids know what to do in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency? If the answer is no, it’s time to teach them some basic preparedness skills.


Ten fresh, delicious ways to dress up your asparagus
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Ten fresh, delicious ways to dress up your asparagus

By ALISON LADMAN Associated Press  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Asparagus is wildly versatile. It’s delicious raw (and, so long as you don’t mind the cliche, wrapped in prosciutto), roasted, shaved, sliced, chopped, even pureed (think creamy soup). ...


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For foolproof baked salmon, reach for foil and make packets

By Melissa D’Arabian Associated Press  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We all know that eating fish several times a week is a healthy goal. But a lot of otherwise accomplished home cooks still find cooking fish a bit intimidating. The biggest worry? Drying it out.


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Birthday crafts: Easy party projects double as favors

By Jessica Paulsen  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Party favors have been around for centuries, originating as thank-you tokens for guests at lavish weddings. Today, the favor tradition continues at kids birthday parties in the form of small treats ...


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Meaningful gifts: Lowcountry families give back with kids’ birthday celebrations

By Erica Rodefer Winters  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When it comes to kids’ birthday parties, most people envision bounce houses, sugar highs, piles of presents, Pinterest-worthy decorations and other indulgences. After all, each childhood ...


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Planning a birthday party? Say goodbye to celebration stress

By Holly Fisher  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

West Ashley mom Melissa Di Maggio won’t be spending hundreds of dollars on elaborate birthday parties for her two children because she’s not worried about impressing other parents.


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Eight easy birthday party themes that won't bust your budget

By Sarah Daily  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Picking a theme for your little one's birthday celebration can be a tiring task, and you don't want to overspend on decorations. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of easy party motifs for a ...


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Best birthday behavior: Etiquette tips for party hosts

By Holly Fisher  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Basic etiquette rules apply to kids’ birthday parties whether it’s responding to an RSVP in a timely fashion or helping your child write thank-you notes. Cindy Grosso, founder of the ...


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Keeping party costs in check

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When planning a birthday bash, party hosts should determine their budgets early on to ensure the celebration does not break the bank. Follow these tips for thrifty fun:


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Simplify the birthday party planning process

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Parents work hard to create memorable birthday party experiences for their children. But faced with the planning process year after year, throwing a memorable birthday bash can be challenging. For ...


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Fit Family finale: What we learned from the 2016 challenge

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated and partnered with us in this year’s Fit Family Challenge! During the free 8-week program, which ended June 26, families in the Lowcountry and beyond ...


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Buying fireworks for the 4th? Follow these safety tips

By Lowcountry Parent  – Monday, June 27, 2016

With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner, the South Carolina State Fire Marshal’s office is urging people to stay safe around fireworks this Independence Day holiday. ...


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