Dena J. DiOrio

Dena is a writer and a loving wife, mother, and rescue dog mom with a penchant for experiential travel, eclectic cuisine, and all things spa. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to the Lowcountry from New York City where she worked in travel and hospitality. A candidate for an MS in Professional Writing from New York University, Dena is also a yogi and snowboarder. She enjoys sharing the thrills of surfing snow and playing at the beach with her family. Currently, she is soaking up all the baby smiles she can while working from home and watching her son grow.

Salute to the Sun: International Day of Yoga

Time to get your asana on! Did you know that today is the International Day of Yoga? Celebrated annually around the world on June 21st since 2015, International Day of Yoga falls on the longest...

Baby Food Doesn’t Have to be Boring

When the news broke a few months ago that several popular brands of baby food (some even labeled organic!) contained toxic heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury, it was a no-brainer for me...

Explore SC: Tiny’s Big Adventure (Travelers Rest)

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. That’s how I felt when I had to travel for the first time in over a year to attend a therapy session being held in the...

Self-Soothing Techniques for Busy Moms

Babies learn how to calm themselves down by self-soothing early on in their development and hopefully, this skill is carried into adulthood. When I started therapy last fall, I was reintroduced to this concept...

14 Creative Ways to Reignite the Spark

Let’s be honest. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on all of our interpersonal relationships, especially on the home front. Looking to reconnect with your significant other in more ways than one? Buck the...

2020 Babies Will Finally Get the Credit They Deserve

Had a baby in 2020? Congratulations on the new addition to your family! You could be celebrating even more great news as the wait is finally over for your dependent stimulus money! Parents of children...

Lessons Learned From Becoming a Parent During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged us to leave our comfort zones, our bad habits, and anything trivial behind, pushing us to grow in so many ways. Collectively, we have all experienced an overriding sense...

Last Chance to Say Goodbye to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Head to Folly Beach with the kiddos and have your camera ready as it’s the last chance to say goodbye to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, the current one at least! Few knew that the...

A Spotlight on Local Women Taking Their Communities Online to Thrive

If there is one takeaway from lockdown, perhaps it is that we are not locked out from connecting with our favorite ladies! In light of the pandemic in our area, many Charleston businesses, artists, wellness...