Brandy Wales

Born and raised in Indiana, Brandy spent a decade as an elementary teacher and instructional technology specialist in Chicago. After marrying her husband, Chad, rescuing their beloved pup, Harper, and having two beautiful children, Emerson and Charlie, they traded in their snow boots for swimsuits and purchased a duplex in downtown Charleston. Brandy loves being outdoors, capturing memories in photographs, exploring new restaurants, blogging, and organizing anything and everything! From being landlords and Airbnb hosts to parents and travel enthusiasts, you can follow her family's adventures at
experience gifts for kids: a mom and daughter sit in a soap-making kitchen wearing buff city aprons

Unwrapping Memories: Charleston’s Top 10 Experience Gifts for Kids

With the holiday season upon us, it’s only a matter of time before family members start asking what to get our kiddos this year. While we all love watching our kids' faces light up...
Two small backpacks hang on hooks for the school morning.

A Mom’s Guide for Navigating School Mornings

We all know that school mornings can be a bit of a scramble, with tasks piling up and time seemingly slipping away. But fear not, I've gathered up a treasure trove of tried-and-true tips...

Guide to Downtown Charleston Living

Founded in 1670, Downtown Charleston is known for its natural beauty, rich history, award-winning restaurants, livability, shopping, and romantic appeal. Charleston was recently named the top city in the United States by Travel +...
The historic Charleston City Market

A Day at the Historic Charleston City Market

If you're planning a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston City Market is an absolute must-visit. This historic market, which dates back to the 1800s, is filled with culture, history, and Southern charm....

What to Consider When Relocating to Charleston as a Family

Moving to Charleston was the best thing my family ever did! If you’ve been around Charleston Moms for a while, you may remember when our family downsized from a five-bedroom, single-family home in Michigan...

“Nobody Goes to Prom in Pampers” – Or Do They?

When we potty trained our daughter at 2 1/2, I felt like Super Mom. My husband and I made mimosas, hunkered down for a weekend, and she was fully potty trained by Sunday. Like…...

A Weekend in Charleston With Kids (Where to Eat & Explore)

My girlfriends and I planned an epic weekend in Charleston. It included indulging in all of the eats and drinks the city had to offer. As moms vacationing without kids, we intentionally selected places...
A-Z restaurants

An A-Z Guide Featuring Charleston’s BEST Restaurants

An A-Z Guide to Charleston's BEST Restaurants When my husband and I get a babysitter for date night, 90% of the time we go to a restaurant. While there are plenty of other things to...

3 Tips for Getting Organized in 2023

Here are three of my favorite tips for family life and home organization! 1. Morning Routine Checklist A few months ago, I found these task charts with sliding buttons. Because my children can’t read, the task...

Perceptions vs REALITY, Different Career Choices as a Mom

Since the birth of our daughter four years ago, I’ve worn many different career hats. I've worked a typical 9-5 in-office schedule, I’ve worked remotely, I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, and I’ve made my...