Brandy Wales

Brandy Wales
Born and raised in Indiana, Brandy spent a decade as an elementary teacher and instructional technology specialist in Chicago. After getting married to her husband Chad and starting their family in the Midwest, they decided it was important for their family to live somewhere where they could be outside year round. In 2020, they traded in their snow boots for swimsuits and purchased a duplex in downtown Charleston. Since then, they've renovated 8 properties - you can check them out @thecharlestonsuites on Instagram! Brandy loves spending time with her husband, their three kids, and two dogs. She also enjoys being outdoors, taking pictures, exploring new restaurants, blogging, and organizing anything and everything! From being landlords and Airbnb hosts to parents and travel enthusiasts, you can get a peek at her family's adventures at

The Final Piece: Reflections on Having a Third Child

If you've been following Charleston Moms for a while, you might remember an article I wrote back in 2021 titled: "How Did You Know Your Family Was 'Complete'?" In that piece, I shared how...
Ashley River Baptist Church Playground

Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds: Ashley River Baptist Church Playground

Welcome to our series: Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds! Each article in this series focuses more on specific parks/playgrounds at locations throughout the Lowcountry. Next up, Ashley River Baptist Church Playground in West Ashley! Looking for a new playground...

Go See Explore: Pitt Street Bridge

Whether you are a local Charleston resident or just here for a visit, the picturesque Pitt Street Bridge in Mount Pleasant is not to be missed. In this article, I'll fill you in on...

8 Ways to Make Dinnertime More Fun With Kids

Dinner with kids can sometimes feel like a battleground, but it doesn't have to be. Check out these creative ways to transform your dinner routine into something a little more fun! Ways to Make Dinnertime...
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…...