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Pair stone fruits & raspberry jam for a sweet summer dessert
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Quick fruit crumble: For a sweet summer dessert, pair stone fruits & raspberry jam

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press  – Monday, June 20, 2016

Summertime is harvest time for sweet stone fruits: apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and plumcots, a hybrid of a plum and an apricot. Plumcots have been around at least since the days of Luther ...


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Free time! Cool summer activities that won't break the bank

Friday, May 27, 2016

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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Spotlight Family update: May 2016

Thursday, May 26, 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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Mom of the Month: June 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

As a hairstylist, Julie Wagener has a gift for coiffure as well as conversation.


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Ask the Expert: How to pick your battles with bugs this summer

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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.


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2016 Summer Fun Guide: 88 Ways to Play

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The last bell of the school year signals the start of every child’s favorite season: summer.


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From the author: School Choice writer reflects on lessons learned for her own family

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The author of our School Choice series, Lauren Johnson, is a Mount Pleasant-based writer and mom of two girls, Harper, 5, and Lydia, 2. The former managing editor of Charleston Magazine, she ...


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Making the grade: Sorting through the school application, lottery process

By Lauren Johnson – Thursday, May 19, 2016

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, ...


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Home school connections

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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 ...


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Virtual reality: Online schools

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tuition-free online public schools offer elementary, middle and high schoolers the freedom to work from anywhere with an Internet connection. Students complete work both on and offline using ...


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Bug control: What you should know about the Zika virus

By Lowcountry Parent  – Thursday, May 19, 2016

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 ...


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Second time around: Grandparents step up as grandkids’ caregivers

By Erica Rodefer Winters  – Thursday, May 19, 2016

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 ...


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Mount Pleasant couple stars in HGTV pilot: “Move-In Ready” to air May 7

By Lowcountry Parent  – Thursday, May 5, 2016

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 ...


Adolescents’ gateway to alcohol can be through parents
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Adolescents’ gateway to alcohol can be through parents

By Perri Klass, M.D. New York Times News Service  – Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I discovered a new category for myself as a parent when I read a study published in March in the journal Pediatrics called “Parents Who Supply Sips of Alcohol in Early Adolescence: A ...


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Ask the Expert: Easy steps to cut clutter and organize your home

Thursday, April 28, 2016

This month, our expert Jen Van Buskirk offers tips for curtailing clutter and keeping your home organized.


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