Tori Brown

The military brought Tori and her husband from the upstate of SC down to the Lowcountry back in 2013. She is a working mom to a two-year-old little girl and is expecting another addition to her family this fall! She loves being married to her high school sweetheart, her two sweet Australian Shepherd pups, everything outdoors, knitting, and writing on her blog, Simple Life at Home.

Teaching Your Child to Be a Helper

There is so much value in teaching a child to be helpful to others. It helps them realize that there is more to this life than just them. It helps them learn to put...

When Marriage is Hard

The arguing...the stress...the frustration. Why is marriage so hard? Marriage is a sacred bond between two people, but sometimes those two people struggle. It is normal. It is part of being human. To have two...

Going Back to Work After Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom

Life is all about change. Seasons change, people change, situations change... As mothers especially, we must stay flexible. It comes with the role of motherhood. Although change is hard, it is inevitable, and my...

A Letter to 2021

Dear 2021, We have high expectations for you. 2020 has been a challenging year in many ways. You may ask yourself, "Aren't there always challenges in life?" Yes, but it has been an exceptionally challenging year...

6 Ways to Make More Time in Your Day

While it's impossible to literally "make time," it is definitely possible to create more available time in your day. Here are some simple tips to help you get started having more time in your...

Homemaking: Does it Really Matter?

Being a woman is a hard thing. Being a mom is a hard thing. Taking care of a home and the people in it is definitely a hard thing. But we can do it,...

Imagining Life Without Technology

Most people reading this don't know anything different. "A time when there was no technology? What? How did people survive?" I wasn't alive in those times either. I remember not wanting to let go...
Starting a Vegetable Garden_ Harvest Wisdom and Consider Any Food a Bonus Charleston Moms

Starting a Vegetable Garden: Harvest Wisdom and Consider Any Food a Bonus

The smell of that first ripe tomato, the taste of that first freshly-picked summer squash. . . The obvious reason anyone starts a vegetable garden is to grow their own food to eat. But what...
Counting My Blessings While Quarantined Charleston Moms

Counting Our Blessings While Quarantined

We are told to stay home. Events are canceled. Jobs have become remote. Church pews are empty. Store shelves are bare. Fear fills the minds of many. How can there be any good that comes from being quarantined because of...
7 Off the Beaten Path Date Ideas in Charleston Charleston Moms

7 Off the Beaten Path Date Ideas in Charleston

It's no secret that Charleston is one of the most charming cities in America, and while it has a lot of popular places to eat and explore, there are some sweet places tucked away...