Articles (LP) http://www.lowcountryparent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=LP01 Articles (LP) en-us <![CDATA[Free time! Cool summer activities that won't break the bank]]> Now that the kids are home from school, we've rounded up some low-cost activities to keep your crew occupied over the summer months.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 10:11:00 EST
<![CDATA[Spotlight Family update: May 2016]]> We checked in with our Spotlight Families in mid-May to see what they had learned from the Fit Family Challenge since starting their healthy journey in April.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:27:00 EST
<![CDATA[Mom of the Month: June 2016]]> As a hairstylist, Julie Wagener has a gift for coiffure as well as conversation.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:18:00 EST
<![CDATA[Making the grade: Sorting through the school application, lottery process]]> About the series: To help parents and kids navigate today's many K-12 education options, we embarked on a three-part series on school choice in our April, May and June 2016 issues. In parts 1 and 2, we examined the history of school choice, and how to decide what type of school best suits your child. This final installment...]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:43:00 EST <![CDATA[2016 Summer Fun Guide: 88 Ways to Play]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 13:05:00 EST <![CDATA[Bug control: What you should know about the Zika virus]]> The Zika virus has been in the news a lot lately, with heart-wrenching stories of birth defects stemming from the mosquito-borne illness. So far, researchers say U.S. mosquitoes don't carry the disease, but health officials remain vigilant.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 11:44:00 EST
<![CDATA[Second time around: Grandparents step up as grandkids' caregivers]]> Most grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren. Being around little ones can bring back memories of raising their own kids. Plus, grandparents get the fun of spoiling their "grands" before handing them off to their parents.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 11:12:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ask the Expert: How to pick your battles with bugs this summer]]> As the Lowcountry heats up, so does the battle to keep the bugs at bay. Our expert Sandy Drolshagen offered her insights on spotting and controlling pest problems.
]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 14:45:00 EST <![CDATA[Home school connections]]> In South Carolina, families wishing to educate their children at home may do so under the auspices of a school district (option one under the state law), with the support of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (option two), or as part of a 50-plus member home school association that meets the home school requirements...]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:13:00 EST <![CDATA[From the author: School Choice writer reflects on lessons learned for her own family]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:45:00 EST <![CDATA[Virtual reality: Online schools]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 11:55:00 EST <![CDATA[Mount Pleasant couple stars in HGTV pilot: "Move-In Ready" to air May 7]]> A local couple has channeled their love of making a house a home into a pilot for HGTV, the popular home and lifestyle network. The premiere of "Move-In Ready," set to air at noon Saturday on network channel HGTV, features Ryan and Krystine Edwards of Mount Pleasant helping a young couple renovate a Charleston home while showcasing...]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 13:59:00 EST <![CDATA[Adolescents' gateway to alcohol can be through parents]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[Ask the Expert: Easy steps to cut clutter and organize your home]]> This month, our expert Jen Van Buskirk offers tips for curtailing clutter and keeping your home organized.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:52:00 EST
<![CDATA[Decision time: Choosing the right school for your child]]> You interview pediatricians to ensure that your child is getting top-notch health care. You carefully choose the foods that best fuel your little one's growing body. You negotiate screen time and outside time and play time and bath time. You say when it's lights out and offer good night kisses to make certain your child receives enough rest.]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:23:00 EST