Scott and Stephanie Skager with their children Lennon (5) and Daws (3), and Amanda and Nate Skager with their children Amelia (11) and Nathan (8). As Father’s Day approaches and we honor fathers and...
It’s a question I get asked all the time. What does it take to be a dad? The people asking me this question are all hypothetical, and in fact may be figments of my imagination, but it does...
The Unseen: Local charitable organization, Palmetto Dunes Cares, unveils real needs of area children and families
Would it surprise you to know that there are children living on Hilton Head Island who go to bed hungry? Would you be shocked to learn that many infants born in the Lowcountry die because they lack...
What is your superpower? In his inspiring song Jevon Daly sings, “Your power could be your muscles. Your power could be your brains. Outside we all look different. Inside we’re all the same.” He...
Serious Fun: At Alliance Dance Academy, it’s about exploring the joy of dance. It’s about laying the foundations for success. And, oh yeah, it’s about having a blast doing it.
It’s hard to put into words the sheer hypersonic explosion of sound and spirit that a couple of dozen little kids can create. Their bottomless reserves of energy that can only be tapped through...
There’s something I want to tell you. Something I need to get off my chest. I am a breast cancer survivor. Please know, this is difficult for me to say out loud. To admit. To acknowledge. This...
The Dad Life: Jevon Daly’s “You Kiss My Daughter” gets a re-release, with a video that’s every bit as goofy as you’re expecting.
There are certain expectations that come with fatherhood. There are the mundane ones: when a drain needs snaked, you’re going to be the one to do it; when the grass gets too long, you’re going to...
“When you have kids, making time to do what fulfills you, be it career or otherwise, is not selfish it’s self-care.” “I’ve learned that every working mom is Superwoman.” “Shout out to working moms. You’re doing your best, even when you think you’re at your worst.”
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina June 13- July 29 ARTSHHI.COM/CAMPS Art Around the World June 13-17 Ages 6–8: 9:30am–12pm Ages 9–14: 12:30–3pm Price: $145 Join us for a fun-filled week of art as...
There’s an old saying: “The family that plays together stays together.” But let’s face it. Sometimes all that togetherness can be downright exhausting. Vacations are a perfect opportunity to create...
If you ask anyone to name the person who had the biggest impact on their life, nine times out of 10, you’re going to hear about a teacher. And that’s because changing lives is the single most...
For students who need that extra helping hand to reach their academic goals, Lowcountry Tutoring & Test Prep is head of the class.
You Are Not Alone: How the new short film “6:22” is shining a light on the invisible struggle faced by so many.
Nearly every day, you cross paths with someone who is at their lowest moments, but you’ll never know it. While presenting a brave face to the outside world, they mask a seemingly inescapable darkness within. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts in 2019. Of those, more than 47,000 succeeded.
On the Friday after Thanksgiving 2018 (pre-pandemic) my mother-in-law celebrated her ninety-seventh birthday. So, while most everyone else was out searching for Black Friday deals, our family gathered at a nursing home in Lyons, Georgia to honor her and show her some love.
The mission of Bluffton’s storied charity organization, like Bluffton itself, has evolved.
Hilton Head Island chef Amanda Russ Cifaldi is ready for her closeup. Get ready, world.
Female entrepreneurs and women in the workplace impact the world in far-reaching ways. Many, too, are caring for our families or loved ones. Women constantly juggle personal and professional commitments and responsibilities, which makes finding balance difficult.
Teach Them Well and Let Them Lead the Way: For the last 54 years, the Children’s Center has been quietly leading a revolution in early childhood development.
Ask any business owner you know, particularly anyone who owns a restaurant, and they’ll tell you in no uncertain terms: We are in the midst of a labor crisis on this island. Companies can’t find workers, because workers can’t find the support they need to work here. There are no easy answers, either, making this crisis one that may take years to solve. And while the debate rages over things like affordable housing and fair wages, one aspect of this crisis has been overlooked: the children.
Musicians: Gary Pratt & Jevon Daly
SEALKIDS Lowcountry Boil: Fundraising event supports everyday kids living in extraordinary circumstances
SEALKIDS, the only nonprofit organization devoted solely to the educational support and success of children in the Navy SEAL community, and Jim and Connie Sewell, honorary event chairs, invite the public to join them on August 5 for a Lowcountry Boil at Coast Oceanfront Dining, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, on Hilton Head Island. A reception opening the fundraising event begins at 6:30 and dinner is served at 7:30.
Of course, you came to Hilton Head Island for the beach and maybe golf, tennis or pickleball. But what else is there to do? Plenty! Whether it’s tooling around town on a bike, flying through the trees on a zipline, racing a go-kart, reeling in your supper, dolphin watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, playing putt-putt golf, or riding a horse … beyond the beach, a colossal outdoor playground awaits.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of young investors, and it’s been exciting to see them learn the investing basics, and importantly, become successful savers and investors.
I didn’t fit in much as a kid. I was as comfortable playing point guard as I was playing Dungeons and Dragons, and thusly, neither the jocks nor the nerds knew what to make of me. So, they both picked on me, and I was an easy mark because I let them see they got to me.
Two-Wheelin’ Fun: Ride your bicycle on Hilton Head Island without taking an unscheduled tour of the ER.
Summer has arrived! Grab the sunscreen, hit the beach, light up the BBQ grill, fill the cooler, or hop on your bike—all things we do to celebrate the days of summer without even thinking. Actually, though, we do need to put some thought into biking safely, sharing the space and showing courtesy to others on our leisure paths and roads.
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Though I have never sought a divorce, several friends and family members have, and each have shared insights into their experience both during and after their divorce. Whether it was an “amicable” Gwyneth Paltrow-Chris Martin consciously uncoupling divorce, or it was more of a Kathleen Turner-Michael Douglas in War of the Roses divorce, undoubtedly one distinct fact remained: Divorce is hard. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” said one friend, who in addition to being a competitive mountain biker, also survived thyroid cancer prior to his divorce.
As an OB-GYN with Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, Dr. Tiffany Bersani has reassured her share of anxious expectant mothers. But it wasn’t until she was pregnant herself that she experienced first-hand the worry and concern that comes with carrying a baby—or two, in her case. Not only was Bersani pregnant with twins; they were due at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last April.
Amanda Williams-O’Nan was grateful for the oppor-tunity to return to educating youngsters at Hilton Head Island private school Heritage Academy last summer. Just four months later, she got an oppor-tunity she never imagined possible. “I bought the school,” said Williams’-O’Nan, the school’s new owner and Head of School.
They are only known by the TikTok handles, but each of them has a story to tell. One who goes by @noelanijanglee was walking after dark when she felt a presence. Turning to see someone following her, she pulled up a video she’d seen earlier, one of many marked with the hashtag #safetycall.
A beloved island institution turns the page on COVID and readies for its next chapter.
For some, the idea of fostering or adoption has been dinging in your heart like a seatbelt alarm, loud and unignorable: the pitter patter of tiny feet, or a pair of size 13s by the front door, or a pantry full of Pop-Tarts for five siblings who get to stay together because you came along. If you think this doesn’t apply to you, give it 60 seconds, because the list of ways you can make a permanent difference might surprise you. Fair warning: reading this may lead to children.
mom·pre·neur: a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her young child or children.
“My kids are literally climbing the walls; “my children learned to write their names in Sharpie all over our living room”; “I’m cherishing every moment”; “I’m really questioning traditional school.” These are all statements I’ve received from parents who have been homeschooling their children for over three weeks due to COVID-19.
Mommies, this is a call-to-arms. You are your family’s first line of defense—and by extension, our nation’s—in the fight against disease! For many people, the scariest part of outbreaks is feeling like doctors do not have a cure. But in the case of viruses, our own immune system is an incredible defense! Never underestimate the ability it has to rid the body of pathogens.
Every person has a story to tell. And when it comes to sensitive family matters that must be settled by law, hiring an attorney who listens to, hears, and believes your story is the first step towards a positive resolution. But, it’s how your attorney tells your story that is key to the final outcome, and that’s why you want Beth Prince on your side.
Most of us know what it feels like to fall in love with a special pet. For seven-year-old Katie Ferguson, that intrinsic connection between human and animal was found at Palmetto Animal League (PAL) three weeks before Christmas. Fast forward to December 25 and imagine Katie’s overwhelming joy when her family discovered a letter under Santa’s cookie plate, explaining his gift of a Christmas kitten!
We asked local younglings what they thought the future would look like—from inventions that would make life easier, to whether or not we would live on another planet. Here’s what they had to say…
Stroll down the hallways and peek into the rooms and cubbies at Now We’re Talking Therapy Services (NWT) at the Bridge Center in Bluffton, and you might say it looks like a fun place for children to...