Community Blog

How to Cope with the Daycare Drop-Off

The toughest part of the day for many parents is the morning, when they have to drop off their little ones at daycare.

Some children will cry for just a few minutes after their parents leave while others will happily wave good-bye. Some might even say, "Have a good day!" (This happens frequently at Kids College; it always warms my heart). But more often than not, the real separation anxiety is stronger for the parents than the children.

Preparing to sell your home - read this article!

If you are considering marketing your home - my friend and Realtor Denise in Maine gives this advice - she is right on!
10 Tips for Selling your Home
March 22, 2012 By Denise in Maine
Preparing to sell your home - only one chance for a first impression

Moms' Run + Family Fun Day

Celebrate moms at this annual 5k race and Family Fun Day event with food, games and activities for children and families. Admission to Family Fun Day is free for race participants; $10 per family for non-race participants. Proceeds from this event benefit the Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression. The race begins at 8 a.m. May 12 at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island and is immediately followed by Family Fun Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Early registration is $25 per person. To register, visit

Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation

Parenting 411

The Sandbox – An Interactive Children’s Museum is offering a new program, “Parents 411”: Interactive Informational Workshops for new parents. “Parents 411” will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at The Sandbox Children’s Museum beginning March 27.

Tackling the Problem of Picky Eaters

The most frustrating time to be a parent can be at the dinner table. We know fruits and vegetables are good for our kids, but can someone clue them in? Getting your kids to eat healthy doesn't have to be difficult. We found some tips that can help.

What does organic living really mean?

Outdoor Architecture is all about organic living. What does that mean? In our business it means using environmentally-friendly alternatives to fertilizers, pest control and soil. It also means incorporating native plants into your landscape.

Jumpstart your Family Resolution

Despite the late February time stamp on this blog - yes, I've procrastinated - it's never too late for your family to start some healthy New Year's resolutions. As a mother and business owner, I am a testament to how busy life can be, so I have some tips to inspire you for the rest of 2012.

Time to go to (Farmer's) Markets

One of the nicest things about living in the Lowcountry is our year-round access to fresh, organic vegetables. Have you ever tried a smooth, savory winter squash soup? How about roasted brussel sprouts or braised leeks and collard greens?

Halloween Safety Tips (Bonus: How not to eat all of the candy)

Before your ghosts and goblins suit up for a night of trick-or-treating, here are some ways to keep your little ones safe this Halloween:

Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

The 7th annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival will be held from Oct. 16-23 in the charming and eclectic historic district of Bluffton, well known for its quirky art community and natural beauty.

The festival is a week-long event offering myriad activities showcasing locally harvested seafood, Lowcountry cuisine, the culture and art of the area and its Southern hospitality. The highlight of the festival is Street Fest, which includes a juried fine art show featuring more than 90 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art.