Allie Strickland

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Allie Strickland is a new mom living in Goose Creek with her husband, Sebastian, son, August, and husky pup, Denali. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in English and Creative Writing in 2017. Aside from her love of reading and writing, Allie is also passionate about art. She opened her own small business, Lavender Light Paper Company, in January 2022. Allie found out she was expecting her first baby the following month and, due to a rough pregnancy, her creative work has been on hold. Allie has found herself very passionate about postpartum support for mothers after her son was born prematurely and spent time in the NICU.
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A Very Charleston Holiday Gift Guide: Small Business Edition

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The holidays are the perfect time to support your local small businesses. We are lucky to be bursting with talented creators and shop owners here in Charleston. If you want to save a little...

Spooky Sips: Halloween Cocktails & Mocktails

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Cheers to the (in my very biased opinion) best season there is! I'm bringing you three fang-tastic Halloween mocktails that are perfect for any mama who is pregnant, nursing, sober, or simply the designated driver....

10 Beautiful and Low-Maintenance Houseplants for the Busy Mom

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One of the best ways to add a bit of life and beauty to your home is houseplants. Not only are they good for purifying the air, but they have been scientifically proven to...

Getting Crafty: The Cozy Coupe Makeover

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The Cozy Coupe has been around since 1979 and is known for its iconic red and yellow colors -- and the kind of creepy eyes slapped on the front. Most of us probably have...
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Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds: Central Creek Park

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Welcome to our series: Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds! Each article in this series focuses on specific parks/playgrounds at locations all throughout the Lowcountry. Next up, Central Creek Park in Goose Creek! Location: 147 Old Moncks Corner Road, Goose...

Guide to Goose Creek Living

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Named one of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in the United States” in 2021, Goose Creek has maintained that small-town feeling where you don’t get overwhelmed or lost in a big-city environment; even...

Inked: The Cool Mom’s Guide to Tattoos in Charleston

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Hey Mama, wanna get a tattoo in Charleston? When I think of moms with tattoos, the first thing that pops into my head is that iconic scene from Mean Girls. You know the one. Amy...
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Parenting in the Age of Social Media: How Much Is Too Much?

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A note from the author: this article is meant to be informative, not judgmental. Everyone maintains the right to choose how much or how little they share online. Only you can know what is...

My Experience With PCOS and What I Wish I’d Known Sooner

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What is PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)? Although PCOS is the most common hormone disorder in women, many people have no idea what that acronym entails. I had heard it in passing or on TV but...

Moms to See in the 843: The Art of Preservation and Motherhood with Melody...

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Melody Webb is a local artist and mom who moved to Charleston in 2020 from her hometown of Richmond, VA. She creates gorgeous keepsakes with dried flowers (And any other mementos you have!) with...