Alicia Hughes

A New Jersey native who moved to Charleston in 1999. She met her husband, Rusty at Arts in 2001, got married at the Summerall Chapel at the Citadel and celebrated at Lowndes Grove Plantation in 2003. Moved to Daniel Island in 2007, where her son was born. Soon thereafter had a daughter and thought her family was complete (never say never!) Became a virtual educator in 2010 and then an administrator in 2013. In 2017, the family was blessed with another daughter, (surprise!) and have spent the last few years enjoying all that life with three kids in Charleston has to offer……..boating, beaching, eating, concert-ing, traveling, and celebrating the amazing Lowcountry!

The One Looking Back at Me

I looked in the mirror the other day and almost didn’t recognize the girl staring back at me. I mean, there was a GREY HAIR coming out of her eyebrow. EW! And when did...

Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End

We have just finished the season of celebrating the end. End of preschool. End of elementary. Middle. High school and beyond. We have gone to various celebrations, graduations, clap-outs, parties, and farewells. We have...

Home Is Where My Heart Is

You don’t have to work in real estate to know that the Charleston real estate market is BOOMING. Things are selling for crazy prices at a rapid pace. And although I am not in...

Turning 13

My son just turned 13. Did you get teary-eyed? Shiver? Smile with bittersweet nostalgia? That number is one that every mother looks towards as a huge turning point. As if reaching that number is...

A Letter to My Chosen Family

Dear Chosen Family, I miss y’all. So much! Remember the days when we were together. All. The. Time? Long Saturdays at the pool? Sunday Fundays in the backyard? Weekend getaways to the beach or the...

Striking a Discord With an App Popular Amongst Teens

Gosh, y’all! Raising a teen today? Not. Easy. I mean, I didn’t think it would be, but there is literally a whole new world to navigate that we historically have little experience to call...

For the Last Time

I know, mamas, that you have read one of the many articles online about when your baby does something for the last time. How you will never know when they will take their last...

Green With Envy

I am not a jealous person. I am extremely satisfied with my life. I think of my journey as a very extraordinary, ordinary life. I have an amazing husband, who is an outstanding father...