Lauren Cox

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Lauren is an easy going, fun loving bookworm who developed a fondness for writing. Lauren left her home state of Connecticut and moved to the south to attend Clemson University. After earning a degree in environmental engineering, Lauren moved to Charleston where she met and fell in love with her now husband Robby. Lauren spent most of her career working as a project engineer, and after earning her MBA she began to dream of starting her own business. Recently she fulfilled that dream by opening a residential real estate business to help families relocating to Charleston. Lauren enjoys spending time outside with Robby and their boys (5 and 7), catching up with good friends, or getting lost in a good book.

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids in Charleston

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While there seem to be many ways to teach children about giving back around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, I found myself wondering about how to get my six and eight-year-old kids involved with volunteering...

Amy the Unicorn and Happiness for Kids

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Author of The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, recently spoke at a work conference I attended, and he started his talk by telling this story . . . Amy the Unicorn As young kids, Achor and his...

How My Kids Inspired Me to Follow My Dream

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For almost all of my life, I have worked hard to achieve goals.  In high school, I swam competitively and I loved the feeling I experienced each time I set a new personal record...

Talking To Kids About Life and Loss

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"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us" - Helen Keller. When my 92-year-old grandma passed away, I felt a deep...

Reflections on Daughter-In-Law and Mother-In-Law Relationships

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This past summer I took my son to a week-long surf camp on Folly Beach, and while watching him ride waves, I bonded with moms of other kids in the surf camp. One of...

Is Creativity Just for Kids?

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My seven-year-old son loves to ask profound questions while I'm tucking him in at night. A few nights ago, he asked me to tell him about something cool I have invented in my life....

Getting Started With Youth Soccer in Charleston

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There are countless reasons why signing your child up for youth soccer is a fantastic idea. Not only will they have a great time meeting and playing with other kids, but playing soccer also...

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Talk

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When a conflict or difficult situation arises with another person, the idea of solving the problem with a phone call or an in-person talk can feel like a scene from Judith Viorst's book Alexander...