Find out exactly what a "tween" is and how to spot one. It's not a kid and not a teenager, but something else quite unique!
If you are allergic to cats, there is still hope if you find that a cat needs to be a part of your household. Find out which cat breeds and cat products will help alleviate your allergies.
Are you thinking about adopting a parakeet, parrot, or other type of pet bird? Find out what to look for when selecting a bird and what to expect when you bring it home.
Being at stay-at-home parent is not as easy as you might think. At-home moms and dads actually have one of the most difficult jobs around. Find out what can be done to prevent and reduce the stress that surrounds this job.
This is the real-life experience of a family member who had core decompression and then total double hip replacement to treat his avascular necrosis. What to expect at the hospital and at home.
"Thinking of you" greeting cards come in handy when someone is feeling low or experiencing hard times. Follow these tips to know when to send a card and what to write.
Attending one of the four major golf tournaments is a big occasion, so you need to know how to dress and what to bring. Learn how to balance appropriate attire with comfort for the perfect spectator outfit. Find out which items you will need and which ones are prohibited.
Men and women have different parenting styles. Is one way better? See how one day's waterpark observations support the stereotypes we have for moms and dads.
Stop before throwing those old magazines in the trash or recycling bin! There are lots of things you can do with used magazines including sharing, donating, making crafts and playing games.
What are freckles and how do you get them? Find out what causes freckles and who is more likely to get them. If you don't like your freckles, there may be ways to remove or fade them.
When you visit or move to the US South, you may need help to understand what we are talking about! Use this guide to decipher common Southern phrases and to translate Southern pronunciations. Though all similar, the accents range from the small town twang to the unique Charleston accent.
Solar system projects are cool for any age, especially using these three fun art applications. Impress your friends and family with an out-of-this-world mini clay model; some stellar paper mache planets; and a decorative yarn ball solar system that sparkles.
This 60-foot natural rock waterslide is a must-see if you're in Western North Carolina! The final plunge into the cold mountain water will take your breath away. Use this guide to plan your trip.
Do your children need a better homework routine? Do you need help keeping track of all the school forms and deadlines? Follow my easy plan to create a special homework center that will help you and your children be more organized.
Have you let your house cleaning duties slip? Are you tired of looking at the dirty build-up? Follow this 7 day plan to deep clean your home and make it sparkle!
Follow this house cleaning strategy, and your home will stay clean. These tips will help you get the job done as painlessly as possible!
Are you tired of all the junk and mess plaguing your home? Is it hard to get a basic cleaning in due to all the extra stuff? Follow these tips to get your home clutter-free in one week.
Try my moma's red beans and rice recipe, and you will wonder how you could have overlooked the hearty red bean before. Small red beans are not only tasty, but are packed with incredible health benefits. Come taste some!
Impress your friends and family with this elegant trifle recipe that is quick and easy to make. There is no cooking needed for this delicious layered cake with fruit and creamy pudding. These secret ingredients will make the trifle shine as your dessert centerpiece.
From the creek to the dinner table, learn how to catch, clean, and cook Atlantic blue crabs. Crabbing is a favorite pastime for my family here in Charleston, South Carolina. Stop by and see how crabbing is done in the South.
Even pirates need to cool off every now and then with a delicious frozen drink. Come ashore and try these tasty recipes for Berried Treasure Smoothie, Great Blue Sea Slushie and Blackbeard Shake.
Try these perfect pirate food recipes for your swashbuckling adventure. Pirate Ship Subs, Melon Cannonballs, and Pirate's Gold Snack Mix will make your pirate party a hit!
Do you know what high stakes standardized testing is? Is your child a victim of "teaching to the test" or never-ending test prep? How is your child's education affected by test-based accountability?
Is your family getting ready to watch the Olympics? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to make awesome Olympic Rings T-Shirts. You kids will love making and wearing these crafty shirts!
Follow these tips for writing flawless thank you notes for gifts from weddings, baby showers, birthdays, and more. Samples are provided to show the way.
Celebrate the 4th of July with these three patriotic kid-friendly recipes. Your kids will love to help with these fun and easy snacks. Enjoy Fourth of July Cheese Quesadilla Stars, Stars and Stripes Fruit Flag, and Pretzel Fireworks.
Make the most of your trip to see all the animals at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina.
Explore this coastal area in Charleston, South Carolina to see what life is like living on a saltwater creek. Photos and narrative will make you wish you could visit. Location is Alston Creek, off of the Wando River.
Second cousins, third cousins, once removed, twice removed - find out what it all means. You do not have to be an expert genealogist to figure out which cousin is which. Family Relationship Chart breaks it all down.
Are you looking for a way to break the summer boredom for your kids? Learn how to create Mom Camp, a one week craze of activities to pile on the fun and good times. Your kids will be begging for more Mom Camp!
Public charter schools can be an excellent school choice for many, but there are pros and cons just like with any other school. Find out how charters differ from traditional public schools.
Discover the story behind the unlikely inventor of bubblegum, Walter Diemer. Test your knowledge on a challenging bubblegum quiz.
Have you ever considered shagging lessons? Did you ever ask your teacher for a rubber? The differences between American English and British English can be quite funny!
My daughter did not speak at school for three years. Find out exactly what selective mutism is and how it can be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Personal story and tips included.
What do you do when you find a dead mother possum with live babies? Who do you call and what care do they need? True "tale" of an animal rescue.
Find out what environmental factors determine how your child will develop. You may have more control than you think.
Why and when does your water break when you are pregnant? Will you be embarrassed by a big spill at the grocery store? What do PROM and PPROM mean?
Where do you draw the line when it comes to spanking a child as punishment? What is acceptable and what is not in our society today?
Oops, I may have been living a lie the past 17 years. I thought I was a vegetarian, but maybe not?
Find out about 10 fun and unplugged activities you can do with your children. These are inexpensive and educational adventures that will bring your family closer together.