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.

The Time I Miss the Most

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I’m done having babies and I’m not sad about it. Is that wrong to say? Every new milestone for my little boys feels like a little victory. No more diapers? YAY. You can dress...

The Best Present I Ever Bought Myself

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For the life of me, I cannot understand how other women convince their husbands to take professional family photos. Every time someone posts a gallery from their beautiful family photoshoot on social media, I...

Why We Give Each Other The Night Off

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A few months ago, my husband and I started giving each other the night off from parenting and I’m telling you, it’s the best thing ever. One night each week with no guilt, the...

James Island and Folly Beach Park Guide

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For a little sea island, James Island is full of a bunch of great parks for kids of all ages! Check out my list of our favorite parks on James Island and Folly Beach! James...

Mom, I’m Sorry We Live So Far Away

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It was never in my master plan to leave home. I never felt like “I need to get out of this place” or “I’ll never grow if I stay here”, but…meeting a man (who’d...

Moms to See in the 843: Emily Fain with Fueled + Fit Wellness

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Y'all...I can't wait to tell you about my friend (and thankfully neighbor!) Emily Fain. Not only is she a fantastic mom to two of the sweetest little girls, but she is a school teacher...

5 Reasons Why I Love Living On James Island

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When my husband and I moved to Charleston, we had zero clue what part of town we should live in. We asked our realtor where all of the young families were, and he said,...

True Life: I’m a FOMO Mom

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I had a realization a few weeks ago in the midst of juggling multiple activities. I am a FOMO (fear of missing out) Mom. I’m not sure if a “FOMO Mom” is an actual...

Spreading Kindness in the Nursing Home Down the Street

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For the past year, my friend Carrie and I have been bringing our four toddlers to the nursing home down the street to visit the elderly residents. I cannot tell you how special these...

Moms to See In the 843: Lindsey Henderson & Activism With Kids

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I am so inspired by Charleston mama, Lindsey Henderson. She is a working mom and community activist, raising two amazing activist kids. In a climate when politics seem so combative and overwhelming, I knew...