Sondra Kilian

Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, SC, Sondra graduated from Wando High School and went on to Maine Maritime Academy where she was in the United States Merchant Marines for 10 years. She sailed as Captain for an emergency response company until she was 6 months pregnant with her sweet little boy Sullivan! After the sudden death of her husband in 2017, Sondra has now hung up her Captain’s hat to start Skip & Sully, Charleston’s only luxury indoor playground, parent’s club and flexible preschool. In her free time, Sondra and Sullivan enjoy traveling around the world together and can’t wait until their next trip! She is also a fitness fanatic (kickboxing, weightlifting & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), book nerd & social butterfly!

Cloth Diapering 101

Cloth diapers are better for the environment, but that’s not why I chose them. I chose them because I’m cheaper than dirt.  I got 40 "All-In-One" (fear not, I will explain shortly) diapers for $200...

If You Died Tomorrow, Is Your Family Ready?

Have you thought about what would happen to your family if you were to suddenly die? Or what you would do if your spouse died? This may seem so far beyond your reality, but...

COVID Took My Business, but It’s Not Taking Me

I felt excited on the day of Skip & Sully Indoor Playground’s Grand Opening on July 13, 2019. It was months of sacrifice, hard work, and late nights finally coming to fruition before my...

Hey Single Momma, I See You

He looked at me, then glanced at my two-year-old son before he said, “Really? You brought him in here?”  I looked around, startled, thinking there is no way this man was talking to me. I...

Why I Don’t Force My Toddler to Share

Setting the scene: At your favorite local indoor playground, our toddlers are playing together. Soon, the dreaded moment occurs where your child wants the truck my child is playing with and... I DON’T make...

Our 5 Favorite Books (Toddler Approved & Mom Tolerated)

Reading is a daily occurrence in the Kilian household. From the moment my son could hold open his eyes I was reading books to him or around him! I have this vision of us...
PTSD, Depression, anxiety

My PTSD (It’s NOT What You Think)

I used to hate the word “triggered.”  I thought it was some pansy way of making an excuse to not “toughen up,” or persevere through a problem. Everyone says it so lightly, “I’m triggered,” and...
5 Exciting Saint Patrick's Day Activities for Your Preschooler Charleston Moms

5 Exciting Saint Patrick’s Day Activities for Your Preschooler

Saint Patrick’s day is a favorite in the Kilian household. It’s an excuse to drink Guinness, eat corned beef, and make shamrock-shaped pancakes all month long! Everyone knows keeping a toddler or preschooler busy for...

Cold Weather Family-Friendly Outings

Without a doubt, I am cold-blooded. I am your chronically cold friend who never dresses in the right material or with the right layers. I embrace warm weather and everything that comes with it. You...

It’s Not All Joy: A Grief Guide to Surviving the Holidays

It was the pie crust that broke me. Three tries. I tried three times, but one was too dry, one was too warm, one was too tough, and by that third ruined one, I couldn’t...