Allison McCleary

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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.

Our Favorite Weekend Breakfast

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Instagram Makes Me a Better Mom

Instagram Makes Me a Better Mom

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I know people seem to have either a love or hate relationship with social media. I read the blog posts telling moms to “put the phone down” and to “be in the moment with...
Mom 2 Mom: How Do You Get to Get Your Kids to be Good Eaters?? (With My Friend Carrie!) Charleston Moms

Mom 2 Mom: How Do You Get to Get Your Kids to be Good...

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This is a new series from Charleston Moms that allows our contributors to get parenting advice from the moms who are doing it right . . . and just happen to be their friends!...