Allison McCleary

Allison McCleary
Allison escaped the frozen tundra of Minnesota for the sunshine and beaches of Charleston in 2014. She lives on James Island with her husband, two little boys and new puppy! They love exploring Charleston, camping and making memories at home. She works as a part-time marketing consultant from home and is currently working on her MBA.

A Downtown Charleston Scavenger Hunt for Kids! (FREE Printable)

Day two of Virtual Learning Kindergarten had us all cross-eyed. It was time to get out of the house and breathe in some fresh air. With cooler Charleston temps that were giving us a...

7 Guilt-Free TV Shows for Your Kids

The other day we were driving in the car and my boys (ages three and five) started teaching me about wildflowers. “Mom, did you know...” (this is how a lot of their sentences start),...

Our Favorite Weekend Breakfast

Let me start by saying that this is not a groundbreaking recipe (and most likely you already make these), but if you don’t, I wanted to share my kids’ absolute favorite weekend breakfast. But...

The Laziest DIY At-Home Carnival that My Kids Absolutely Loved

This morning I woke up already crabby about the day. I have work to do, a paper for my graduate program that I don’t want to write, and two little boys to keep entertained...

10 Summer Salads You Are Actually Going to Want to Eat

I like my salads light on the iceberg lettuce and heavy on the "good stuff". Think hearty greens, textured grains, healthy (but delicious) toppings, and easy, homemade dressing that is bursting with flavor. These...

8 Easy Ways to Start Raising a Little Gentleman

As a mom of two little boys (age 5 and 3) all I want is for them to grow up into nice, sweet men that are kind to other people and have good manners....

My Hobby-less Life

I’m not exactly sure what my husband and I were talking about the other night, but when I went to bed, I had a realization. I’m (almost) 35, and I have zero hobbies. I...

Mood Boosters for Moms Stuck at Home

Hey. How are you holding up stuck at home? This is so weird, isn’t it? The idea that this way of life could go on for months feels heartbreaking, disappointing, and daunting. As a...
4 Unexpected (and Totally Helpful) Ways My Friends Helped Me Through a Time of Grief Charleston Moms

4 Unexpected & Helpful Ways My Friends Helped Me Through a Time of Grief

It’s been a little over a year ago since my father-in-law died unexpectedly. I had a two and three-year-old at home when we got the horrible call that he had passed away. My husband...

The Type of Friendship I Didn’t Know We Needed

There’s a kind of friendship that I have discovered since having kids that I never knew we needed until I found it. It’s the kind of friendship that makes life with kids so much...

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