Amanda Gibson

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Amanda is an upstate New York girl who married a Tennessee guy in 2011 and moved to Charleston the next day. They have adopted two toddler boys from South Korea in 2017 and 2019. She loves to share her heart ponderings and humor lent by beginning motherhood with her toddler who spoke another language. She has a social work degree and background in non-profit work, but currently stays home with her boys. She enjoys her awkward floppy hound, assertive cuddly cat, but can't keep plants alive. In her "spare time," she loves to create, serve as drummer at her church, dance around the house, or provide harmonies/percussion for her sister's music.
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No Editing on Our School Photos, Please

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It happened, of course. The weekend before my son's very first school photos at preschool found us outside waving goodbye to our friends who had just visited us from out of state. My bubbly,...

A Guide to Diaper Banks, Baby Item Assistance & Food Pantries in Charleston

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Times are tough. Motherhood is tough. Whether the current economic and social climate has affected your job situation, or you're in the thick of pregnancy and young motherhood without substantial support, there are times...

To Those Who Love a Woman Without a Baby in Her Arms

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As I said goodbye to an acquaintance a couple of days before this dreaded "special day" coming upon me... the other person replied, "Happy Mother's Day!" She stopped herself, and as if to call...

Earth Day: The MEGA List of Local Eco-Friendly Companies

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Happy Earth Day! April 22nd is the anniversary of the 1970's environmental movement. It's a day set aside to educate and inspire ways to help care for our planet. While the options for Earth-care are...

What To Do When You’re Considering Adoption

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So maybe you and your spouse have had vague conversations about adoption as a way to grow your family in the future. Maybe you're having fertility struggles, or you're done having children biologically but...

Favorites Found in My Quest for Simplicity & Connection

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Welcome to our series Charleston Moms FAVORITES! In a season of parenting that feels especially hard, our team is excited to share some of the things that are making us happy and helping us...

I Painted My Nativity Scene Brown

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I painted the skin on my nativity set today. Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus are no longer white people. Last Christmas... As I was putting away my Christmas decor last year, it struck me that aside from...

Have Your Pumpkin Decor — and Eat it Too

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Happy National Pumpkin Day! It's a day to recognize an adored Autumn symbol that comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Today we're talking about some different types of pumpkins that make a magical...

My Kids Shaved My Head

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My hair wasn't damaged from heat or color. I liked the way it was cut before. I'm not sick. I wasn't bringing awareness to a disease or illness, or in solidarity, with someone I know personally --...

The Dog Days of Motherhood

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As we all know, motherhood holds long days, hard situations, exhaustion, and heated moments. For some of us, we're also mamas to some furry, tail-waggling, sloppy-kiss-giving babies in between. Today, National Dog Day is their...