Marie Shaurette

Marie relocated from Boston 10 years ago and is a homeschooling mother of four. A self-described foodie, she and her husband Mark enjoy travel and of course taking in all of the deliciousness the city has to offer. Constantly on the lookout for educational, culturally-rich things to do in Charleston, she enjoys exploring the city every chance she gets. Marie chronicles all of it on her homeschool blog and YouTube channel.
19 Valentine's Day Lunchbox Snack Ideas Charleston Moms

19 Valentine’s Day Lunchbox Snack Ideas

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Whether you’re celebrating with your partner, kids, or friends, you’re likely looking forward to the delicious treats that come with this romantic holiday. If you’re packing a lunchbox on Valentine’s...
My Child's Epilepsy Diagnosis Changed How I Parent

My Child’s Epilepsy Diagnosis Changed How I Parent

I didn’t expect to hear her diagnosis over the phone: “She has Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy. She needs to take Lamotrigine; you can pick it up at the pharmacy first thing in the morning.” Looking back...

Guide to Charleston Area Dentists & Orthodontists

As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents start to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we take them to the dentist? How often do they need...

Ultimate Guide to Winter Break Camps Around Charleston

Winter break is just around the corner, and while the kids are out of school many parents are looking for ways to fill their little one's days. Whether you need time for yourself to...

5 Reasons I Love Living in North Charleston

Yes, you read that right. I really do love loving in North Charleston. Despite what you've heard or think you know about South Carolina's third-largest city, North Charleston has quite a bit to offer...

Charleston Moms Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner, but let's be honest, moms work hard and deserve to be treated and recognized all year long! We've put this Gift Guide For Moms together to help...

A Sense of Community and Friendship at Sunday Brunch Farmers Market

While you really can't go wrong at any Farmers Markets in Charleston, there's just something about the vibe of James Island that cannot be beaten!  While I do not live on James Island myself,...
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13 Black History Month Picture Books For Kids

I met my biological father for the first time at eighteen and spent a year living with him in San Francisco, California. I had grown up in a white household, in a predominantly white...

Things to Do With Kids on Rainy Days in Charleston

One of the many plus sides of living in Charleston is that we have weather that can, for the most part, be enjoyed year round. The downside though is that it tends to rain...

Charleston Day School: A Hidden Gem (Attend Their Open House!)

On a crisp fall morning that quickly gave way to a warm, sunny afternoon in Charleston, as I meandered the beautifully landscaped archways and paths of Charleston Day School, a common theme presented itself...