Rachel Nigro

Rachel Nigro
Rachel is a new mom and freelance writer who lives with her husband, daughter, and rescue pup in Mt. Pleasant. Rachel is passionate about eating wholesome foods, planning healthy meals, and staying active – although it is extra challenging as a mom! She writes about her journey juggling wellness and motherhood on her blog, Rachel’s Full Plate. Rachel also loves chocolate, coffee, and playing peek-a-boo with her baby girl.

National Donut Day 2020 in Charleston (Freebies & Specials)

I love holidays. I'm stating the obvious here, but the global pandemic has made 2020 a not-so-great year for celebrations. St. Patrick's Day was skipped. April Fool's Day was too soon. Cinco de Mayo was me...

What is “Giving Yourself Grace” Anyway?

I should have been doing the dishes. Instead, I was sitting at the kitchen counter, drinking my coffee and scrolling through Facebook while my toddler was down for her nap. The world has changed so much...
Real Advice from Real Moms_ Working from Home with Kids Charleston Moms

Real Advice from Real Moms: Working from Home with Kids

When a child is sick and can't go to school, moms are 10 times more likely to miss work than dads. This is not just a sick day. This is a global pandemic. With Charleston schools...
A Letter to My Daughter Born on International Women's Day Charleston Moms

A Letter to My Daughter Born on International Women’s Day

To my daughter, Today is International Women's Day. It's a day to celebrate the accomplishments of strong women everywhere and advocate for women's equality across the globe. Today is also your birthday, a day to celebrate you. Over the...
Exhausted, Worried, Helpless_ Tips to Help YOU Through Your Baby's Cold Charleston Moms

Exhausted, Worried, Helpless: Tips to Help YOU Through Your Baby’s Cold

All moms know that taking care of a sick baby is physically and emotionally exhausting. Your heart hurts as they sniffle, you feel worried when they cough, and you feel helpless as they lay...
3 Rules to Break to Make Museums Fun for Kids! Charleston Moms

3 Rules to Break to Make Museums Fun for Kids!

Does taking your child to a quiet museum filled with breakable, valuable, and inanimate artifacts seem like a bad idea? I get it—as a new mom, I can be hesitant to take my child...
I'm Quitting Breastfeeding: Here's How I Really Feel . . .

I’m Quitting Breastfeeding: Here’s How I Really Feel . . .

Frequent feedings, endless pumping sessions, sleepless nights, painful engorgement, clogged ducts—I thought I'd be ecstatic when the day finally came to stop breastfeeding.  But I wasn't. The truth is, it took me a while to...

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