Amber Joyner

Amber Joyner
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Originally from the Southwest, Amber has called South Carolina her home since middle school, residing in Surfside Beach, SC until moving to Mount Pleasant with her now husband in 2010. Alongside her husband, Amber has two boys aged 5 and 2, and a 13-year-old husky named Sora. Amber works remotely as a Software Engineering Manager for a local company with previous experience as a classroom educator for six years. Amber loves to travel often exploring new national & state parks and being in nature as much as possible. She loves cooking new vegetarian/vegan recipes for her family, building all the Legos, playing video & board games, and attempting to keep all her houseplants alive. Over the past year, she has discovered a newfound love for yoga & meditation, and finally has the time for audiobooks, podcasts, & attempting to learn Japanese (thanks car rider line!).
Harry Potter book, wand, and glasses.

You’re a Wizard, Harry! Conjuring News & Activities To Celebrate International Harry Potter Day

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Despite falling in love with the wizarding world through our favorite Hogwarts students over 26 years ago, the Harry Potter franchise continues to evolve and bring in new witches and wizards to the fandom...
Arbor Day: a large tree with sunlight peeking through its leaves.

Arbor Day: We Speak for the Trees (Plus Ideas to Celebrate!)

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Arbor Day is a celebration of all things trees. The word arbor in Latin actually means tree. Although we have a designated day for the arbors in our lives, trees are something that should...
STEM: A young child with a headset.

Where Does It All STEM From? (Plus At-Home STEM Activities!)

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Being from the educational field and currently working in the computer engineering field, STEM has always been near and dear to my heart. STEM has been around for quite a while, but more recently...
A butterfly landed on flowers in spring.

Spring Has Sprung! The Science, Cultural Celebrations, and What to Look Forward to in...

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The days are getting longer, the temperature is rising, the grass is starting to get a little greener, and most things seem a bit more active. Mother Nature has been sending all the signals...
A Pokéball sits on top of a messy pile of Pokémon cards.

National Pokémon Day: Gotta Celebrate ‘Em All!

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These beloved Pocket Monsters have been around for almost 28 years. They first made their debut in 1996 on the Nintendo Gameboy as Pokémon Red and Green in Japan. Today, Pokémon remains the highest-grossing...
A pile of colorful LEGO bricks.

Building Appreciation for Our Favorite Brick on International LEGO Day

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Ah, our dear LEGO bricks. Every house has gone through, is currently in, or will be overrun with tiny bricks at some point. These building bricks provide hours of entertainment for children of all...
unique holiday traditions: slices of signed tree trunks lined up along a ledge.

20 Unique Holiday Traditions Celebrated by Local Moms

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December is here! With this busy holiday season comes a flurry of events, travel, celebrations, and traditions. Many traditions can be found this time of year. This includes ones that have been passed down...
EASY Apple Recipes: a large pile of red apples on the left and green apples on the right

Abundance of Apples? Here’s a MEGA List of EASY Apple Recipes

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Fall brings in all the favorites with pumpkins, cooler weather, harvest events, and the inevitable overflow of apples! Whether you picked them yourself at an orchard or purchased them in bulk at your local...
A small pumpkin sits next to a bowl full of pumpkin flesh and seeds.

The Seedy Side of Pumpkins

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Fall is in the air, my favorite time of year -- when everything pumpkin spice explodes onto the food scene. Now, I’m pro-pumpkin in and on almost everything, but it doesn’t get any better...

Up, Up, and Away, It’s National Comic Books Day!

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On September 25th, National Comic Books Day honors the art, creators, and stories of comic books. Comics have been the origin for our most beloved superheroes and fictional stories which have recently exploded into...