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Kids Garden Offers By The Hour, Drop In Childcare Alternative

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2021 by Lowcountry Boil

As kids are out of school and parents are back to work, Kids Garden is the perfect solution for busy families. The drop in creative arts learning center was built around filling the gap in traditional childcare. It provides parents peace of mind so they can have a stimulating, convenient and safe place for their children to thrive, learn and grow. As many childcare providers have less availability due to the pandemic, Kids Garden offers an affordable, by the hour alternative to committed childcare options.  “If parents don’t have the luxury of close family in town, the solid babysitter down the street or a trusted best friend as a neighbor, no worries,” said Founder Maren Anderson-Moore. “Whether kids drop in for an hour, join our weekly afternoon art and enrichment classes or enroll in a summer camp program, we’ve got you covered!”

With locations in Charleston, Asheville, Steamboat Springs and Houston coming soon, Kids Garden was founded to encourage individual growth in a natural and open learning environment. Children can learn, explore, create and interact with old and new friends, get exercise, enjoy music, take part in circle time, learn a new yoga pose, try a new instrument or become an exciting character while engaging in pretend play. Whether parents would like to make a quiet trip to the grocery store or need to focus on work, they can count on Kids Garden’s flexible hours and experienced childcare providers.

For additional information about Kids Garden, visit

Mew Kids: Hip Clothes for the Next Generation

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

securedownload (1)Sewn with love in Charleston, SC by the Charleston Garment Manufactory, Mew Kids offers high-quality, one-of-a-kind eco-friendly garments to customers with the e-shop destination.  Each piece is personally selected, designed and assembled creating looks that can never be duplicated.  Mew Kids brings original, quality American-made garments to the global market.  

“What makes Mew Kids different is the added benefit you get from receiving a truly original and individually designed look delivered to you,’ said Designer and Creative Director Megan Waldrep.  ‘It’s a chance to use authentic materials like vintage t-shirts to create a ‘can’t be reproduced’ look for every child.  No two are alike!”

securedownload (2)Mew Kids celebrates American culture through quality made-with-love-in-the-USA garments and carefully chosen products for the younger generation and the young at heart. At Mew, the message is simple, to enliven, inspire and be inspired while encouraging and contributing to the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of happiness. Mew Kids gives people an opportunity to be a part of something bigger…preserving American culture through supporting quality domestic craftsmanship and carefully chosen sustainable materials.

Join the Mew Kids Club to receive a personally styled head-to-toe outfit shipped monthly to you door. It’s the perfect present from traveling parents or loved ones to show that you are thinking of them whether you are near or far.  Mew Kids guarantees each child will have a garment that no one else will have.  Easy to wear, all Mew Kid garments are ready for play time, adventure time, any time.

The e-shop at is stocked and updated weekly – Check out “What’s Mew Wednesday” to see new additions added weekly.  Carefully chosen products and hand-made pieces you can’t find anywhere else.

Easter Weekend Activities At Middleton Place

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , on April 4, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Easter weekend activities at Middleton Place have expanded beginning with Easter Eggstravaganza, an eco-friendly holiday celebration on Saturday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Among other activities, the event includes egg hunts and colonial games with hand-crafted clay eggs made by the Stableyards potter as “prize” eggs.

In the Plantation Stableyards, children can learn the art of egg dyeing using vegetables, plants, flowers and other natural items. There will be an Easter Bunny meet and greet, story time and arts and crafts. Age appropriate games include egg rolls on the parterre, egg tosses, jacks, hoops and sack races. Baby lambs, chicks and bunnies will help bring in the unofficial start to spring. There is no additional charge beyond general admission to attend Easter Eggstravaganza. Middleton Place Foundation members and guests of the Inn at Middleton Place are free.

Middleton Place Restaurant will offer several new food and beverage options over the holiday weekend. During Easter Eggstravaganza, a Low Country buffet will be served in the Pavilion ($30 adults and children 14+; $15 ages 6-13, $5 ages 5-4, 3 and under are free) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Buffet includes field green salad with Middleton dressing, potato salad, deviled eggs, rice and gravy, collard greens, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, corn pudding, fried chicken, carved ham and pecan and chocolate pies. Lunch buffet reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 266-7479. Two bagged lunches will also be available at the Garden Market: A child’s lunch with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit and juice box for $5.50 and an adult lunch with fried chicken, potato salad, vegetable or fruit side, pie and sweet tea for $15. Bagged lunches may be purchased online in advance or at the event and enjoyed picnic-style on the Greensward.

On Easter Sunday, April 8th, a three course brunch menu including an appetizer, entrée and dessert with favorites like buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy, garden vegetable quiche and South Carolina Pecan Pie will be offered in the restaurant. Brunch is $50 per person and includes general admission to Middleton Place. Foundation members and Inn guest are $25. Brunch seatings begin at 10:00 a.m. with the last reservation at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required by calling (843) 266-7477. Mimosa and Bloody Marys will be available for an additional cost.

An 18th-century rice plantation, Middleton Place, its Gardens, House Museum and Plantation Stableyards are owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to sustain the highest levels of preservation and interpretation for the National Historic Landmark.

WHEN: Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th

Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414


Charleston Entrepeneurs Debut Children’s Book, Spice And Little Sugar

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

I love that I have so many talented friends. I just received a press release from my fashion designer friend, Megan Waldrep, about a new book, Spice & Little Sugar, that she and Charleston Children’s Therapy Center co-owner Melissa Nelson wrote together. Since the release was written so well to describe the cute new book, I am going to share it in its entirety.

Illustration by Lisa Perett of Robot Candy Co.

Having a little sister isn’t always a picnic. Older sisters may feel jealous of the time taken way from them, the toys they have to share, and the attention focused on the youngest member of the family. Getting along is often a day-to-day battle, but what can parents do to make this situation easier and to help children realize how special it is to have a sister? In Spice & Little Sugar, the delightful new children’s book about sibling rivalry, authors Megan Waldrep and Melissa Nelson show big sisters the big benefits, responsibilities, and absolute joys of their role.

Told in whimsical rhyme that children will love to read aloud, Spice & Little Sugar first hilariously relates all the ways Little Sugar gets on Spice’s nerves from grabbing her favorite toys to sticking to her like glue when Spice wants to be left alone. But gradually Spice comes to realize that Little Sugar does have her good points including sticking up for her when she gets in trouble with their parents and saving the day with her cute face.

Parents will love the warm, gentle lessons the book teaches about understanding how positives can outweigh negative, and kids will laugh at the playful illustrations and funny story. The perfect book for siblings, Spice & Little Sugar can be read and enjoyed by the whole family, time and time again.

Megan Waldrep is a fashion designer in Charleston, SC and the “spice” in her family. Her “little sugar” is her best friend and she can’t imagine not having her around. Megan knows how important it is to look good for a play date, so she creates clothes for the Spice and Little Sugars around the country. You can check out her designs at

Melissa Nelson is a speech therapist and co-owner of a pediatric therapy company in South Carolina called Charleston Children’s Therapy Center. She was also the “big sister” growing up and is now married with two young girls. When she is not threatening to ship her children to Bombay, she enjoys taking them to the beach, the pool or shopping around town for additions to their “collections”.

The book retails for $17.99 and is available for purchase here.

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