Amber Weakley

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Amber Weakley grew up in Charleston and is happily raising her 2 boys in this beautiful city. She is the Outreach Coordinator for Postpartum Support Charleston where helping other mothers is her life’s mission. After the birth of both of her boys, she struggled with Postpartum Depression and Bipolar 2. Amber is currently in school to become a Licensed Counselor to specialize in Maternal Mental Health. She has been married for 10 years to her high school sweetheart, and fills her cup by doing yoga, journaling, and going on adventures with her family.

A Hug in a Cup: National Hot Tea Day

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As I walk into my mom's house, my kids run through the door -- trying to be the first to get a hug. And it's one of those good run-and-jump hugs that almost knocks...
lunchtime struggle

The Mysterious Lunchtime Struggle

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It started many years ago . . . My firstborn was never a picky eater. His favorite food as a baby was an avocado, and he is still known to gobble down a piece of...
Famulari's

Charleston Moms EATS: Famulari’s

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Welcome to Charleston Moms EATS! Here we highlight the goodness that is local food in the Lowcountry. It might be a particular dish, a unique drink, or a restaurant that needs to be on...

My 10 Favorite Halloween Books for My Kids

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Halloween. Must I say more? We LOVE Halloween around our house. My boys beg to get the Halloween decorations out in May -- no joke. Our house literally looks like a skeleton exploded when...

Tales From a Camping Novice: 5 Tips for a First-Time Camper

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Camping has never sounded like fun to me. I'm a "fancy hotel in the middle of a big city" kind of girl. I like my clawfoot bathtubs with bubbles up to my chin. I love...

National Thrift Shop Day (My Favorites Around Charleston)

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I've always been a thrifty person. Thrifty in the sense of getting the best bang for my buck; always keeping my eye out for a good deal. I'm a sucker for buy one get...

“Give Me Some Privacy, Mom!”

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I finally heard the words I never thought I would hear. (Okay, I knew I would hear them, but I didn't want to.) "Give me some privacy, mom!" You know exactly what I was thinking ....
I can see the calm in you, my son

I Can See the Calm in You, My Son

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We recently went to Folly Beach and I noticed something that I've never taken the time to stop and think about. I saw moments when both of my boys were calm. Really, truly calm. Not pretending...
I'm a Mom and I'm Still in School

I’m a Mom AND I’m Still in School

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Motherhood is a 24/7 job, and it’s totally normal to feel like your identity is defined around this one very important role. Our writers at Charleston Moms are a diverse group of women in...

This Is Why I Run

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Before you get your hopes up, this isn't an article about my skills as a runner. I am quite the opposite, really. I've never been able to enjoy running. I've never been taught the...