Amber Chandler

Amber is a native Texan who moved to Summerville with her family in June 2015. The transition from career banker of fifteen years to a stay at home mom and moving halfway across the country where they knew no one was a challenge, but totally worth it. Now settled, Amber has become a paint brush wielding interior decorator who loves to build new things through her business, Chandler by Design, But her most important job is to be an example to her kiddos, Lily (8) and Luke (5). Amber’s newest hobby is running and now that she has completed her first individual 5k she is headed towards a half marathon.

These Four Walls

Being stuck within four walls for a weekend can be a challenge for any family. Extend that time to months and most people are more than ready to get out of the house. Our...

Fear is Strong, But You Are Stronger

Fear is such a strong word and it seems to be taking over our world. We are growing afraid of normal everyday tasks that were once almost thoughtless, like checking the mail or grabbing...

No Pain. No Gain. No Good.

“No Pain, no gain,” they said. There was pain, so I should be feeling gain, right? Wrong. Here’s the deal. The pain that I was feeling was not muscle fatigue. It was real actual pain. I’ve...
5 Steps to Love Yourself Charleston Moms

5 Steps to Love Yourself

February is in full swing, and everyone is loving all the love: Valentines, Palentines, Galentines, and so forth. It reminds me of one of my favorite cartoons, Phineas and Ferb's "Redundant scribe of Redundantness."...
Planting and Reaping Your 2020 Vision Charleston Moms

Planting and Reaping Your 2020 Vision

Resolutions, Goals, Plans, Changes, Priorities Transformed into Vision Every January, we start with a clean slate. The blank sheet of paper where we can rewrite our destiny. For years I made resolutions that were so challenging I...

10 Tips to Make it Through the Holidays

Holidays! Every year they show up. Just like clockwork, the holidays happen over and over again. It's like you can mark your calendar by them (she types with a smirk). It seems that the holidays don't show...
What the Heck is a VSCO Girl Anyway? Charleston Moms

What the Heck is a VSCO Girl Anyway?

I hear it . . . the grumblings of the parents. These kids think they have somehow fooled us all. VSCO girls and E Girls and the factions in-between. I mean really??? They are...

Sex, Drugs and Santa: Having “The Talk” with Your Kids

From the time that Lily was born I cringed at the thought of having "The Talk."  So when my friend Michelle blindsided me at a 5th-grade picnic after she heard that some of our...

5 Ways to Help a Sick Friend

It happens to all of us...a sickness that knocks us down for the count. Usually we get better in a week or two and life moves on. A cold, the flu, a virus takes...

Walking Through The Funk

In a world of social media highlights everywhere, we tend to only want to show the world our best side through a filter. I do it, and you probably do too.   We post pics...