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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 www.mewdesign.net.

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.

Just in time for Mother’s Day: Sugar Baby Planners

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

The go-to coach for everything maternity, Sugar Baby Planners is set to launch in Charleston on Mother’s Day. Like a wedding planner for happy couples, a baby planner will assist soon-to-be parents with the myriad of choices they face before their baby arrives. Parents can spend entire weekends web surfing and shopping for all of mom and baby’s needs and still not know what to choose. Not to mention, deciding whether you want professional baby bump photos, who offers pre-natal massage and when the next baby class opens for registration. This new consulting business will offer expecting moms peace of mind throughout their pregnancy.

Owner Sunny Gray with her family by Taylor Stewart Photography

As a mom of two, owner Sunny Gray knows the to-do list runs long and the options seem endless. “Most women have jobs when they discover they’re pregnant. So, they have limited time to research the best stroller, whether they want a doula or what’s up with the cloth diaper revival,” she explains. “I want to help new moms enjoy their pregnancy and feel confident that they are prepared for the new addition to their family.”

Photos used under Creative Commons from davhor

Sugar Baby Planners will meet with new parents and then create personalized recommendations and provide referrals. Also, clients will receive a copy of The Mom Manual loaded with pregnancy tips and links to local and national resources. For example, moms can find when and where you can catch a prenatal yoga class or where you can create a personalized baby website. In addition to consulting, Sugar Baby Planners can help new parents create a baby registry to fit their needs, stock the nursery, provide advice on how to “green” the nursery, schedule food delivery post baby, get the baby announcements out and much more.

For further information about Sugar Baby Planners, contact Sunny at Sunny@SugarBabyPlanners.com or visit www.sugarbabyplanners.com.

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