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Ways to entertain children at every stage

What do you do when toys or DVDs don't entertain your baby, toddler or preschooler? You asked. We answered.

Let’s face it. We’re not all super parents. You know, the ones who can make a smiley face mask with a page from an old magazine and a piece of hair? Well, maybe they're not exactly like that, but there always seems to be that special parent who can entertain a child for hours without breaking a sweat (or their partner’s neck at the end of the day). I am not one of those parents. After playing with my son, Cole, for half an hour, I start to wonder, "What now?" 

The insider's guide to essential baby registry items

As much fun as it is to point that registry gun at your favorite store, how do you know you're selecting the items you'll really need and use? For first-time moms or for those who have been out of the game for awhile, it’s important to seek guidance from other moms to discover which tools of the trade are the most important. As I’ve learned from trial and error, there is no right or wrong when it comes to baby items but some just work better than others. And there are those must-needed items that no mom should be without.

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?

Handprint Snowmen Ornament

These make great gifts for grandparents!

Lowcountry Homeschooling


Hi Y'all!

I've heard it may sound complicated to homeschool here in the Lowcountry (South Carolina in general!) but it's really not as complicated as it seems.  Some have even said they absolutely love it because they have the choice compared to the state they relocated from.   Let's admit it...the Lowcountry is a transient place with people coming and going every couple years.

Lowcountry Homeschoolers

How to start Thanksgiving traditions

My grandson Max woke up this morning and the first words out of his mouth were, “Are we going to Grandpa and Nana’s house today?” It’s those moments that reinforce why Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday: It’s the one time of the year that my husband and I get to have all of our children and grandchildren together.

Gardening with your kids

Kids of all ages love to get their hands dirty. Why not turn that into a fun and rewarding opportunity to teach them about science and the environment, responsibility and patience?

Crafty Ways to Enjoy the Fall

As the weather cools off, why not go outside and collect some nature and make art! Here are a few simple crafts to make with items found on a walk in the woods-pine needles, leaves, sticks, rock, etc.

Learning Activities for Little Students

At Lowcountry Child, we often get caught up in the cuteness and plethora of ideas that come with smaller children. But what about the big kids? Now that school is in session, it may be difficult to inspire or motivate your little student to get organized with homework or to sit and listen to a teacher's lesson. We scoured various educational resources and found some activities for children, ages 5 to 11, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.