Amber Weakley

Amber Weakley
Amber Weakley grew up in Charleston and is happily raising her 2 boys in this beautiful city. She is the Outreach Coordinator for Postpartum Support Charleston where helping other mothers is her life’s mission. After the birth of both of her boys, she struggled with Postpartum Depression and Bipolar 2. Amber is currently in school to become a Licensed Counselor to specialize in Maternal Mental Health. She has been married for 10 years to her high school sweetheart, and fills her cup by doing yoga, journaling, and going on adventures with her family.
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Skateboarding Around Charleston: The Where, the Why, and the How

I grew up around skateboarding. My brother and I would grab our longboards and cruise down the road on the long, hot summer days here in Charleston. Kick, push, glide. We were even so lucky as...
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Another day, another long walk in the park. The longer the better, but I only have an hour, so I make it quick. Move faster, keep my heart rate up, burn those calories . ....
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When to Say No in No-vember

I'm a people pleaser. Saying no is not in my wheelhouse (yet!). Some people can truly say no and be confident in that decision (Psst, teach me your ways!). I, on the other hand, get...
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Screen Time for Mom: 6 Things to Do Instead of Doom Scrolling

We are all guilty of it. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. The dreaded doom scrolling . . . You know the "I have 15 minutes before the kids get out of school, I'm just gonna browse...
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Everything Must Go: 5 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

Everyone has their own preconceived notions and expectations of what a yard sale should be. Whether you see it as a place to buy junk or a plethora of treasures, I think we can...

My Favorite Magnificent Oak Trees in Charleston

The Oak Tree has my heart. Her majesty. Her grandiosity. Her history. Maybe it's because I've grown up here in Charleston and have practically been raised by the oak trees. I mean, they are truly breathtaking...
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Pretend Gun Play: The Battle Between What My Boys Want and What I Don’t

If you're a mom in 2023, you know the headlines that literally make our hearts sink. They make our palms sweat, our hearts race, our thoughts go wild with worry.  Right, the headlines about...
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Where to Find Wildlife in Charleston: A Local’s Favorite Spots

One of my favorite things about living in Charleston is the wildlife. I get to see a variety of birds in my backyard every morning. As I drive across the Connector, I see dolphins swimming in...

What NOT to Say to a New Mom

Have you ever been in a situation when you tell someone you are pregnant, or someone sees you with your new baby, and they say some off-the-wall comment or give you some unsolicited advice...

The Modern Treasure Hunt: Geocaching

As most families do, we spent too much money in December. Doing all the things, buying all the things -- it took a toll on our bank account (and our mental clarity of what...