I moved to the Lowcountry from Indiana as a very green newspaper reporter, thinking that Hilton Head Island and Bluffton would be a rung in the ladder until I finally arrived in Chicago or New York.
That was ten years ago.
Truth be told, I tried to leave this area. Twice.
The first time, I took a newspaper job in Missouri for almost a year. The second time, I moved to Detroit.
I was back three months later.
Everyone praises the Lowcountry for its bounty of beauty, and, as anyone else with folks up North will tell you, it’s a wonderful place to vacation for the entire family. But it was more than the omnipresent ocean, the majestic live oaks with Spanish moss or the balmy weather that kept reeling me back to South Carolina’s southern tip.
The Lowcountry is a place where I have made friends of a lifetime, where I took a leap of faith to start a business, where I married the love of my life and where I had my son, Griffin. The Lowcountry is a place I call home.
Some time has passed since I was that naïve newspaper reporter, but I clearly remember navigating U.S. 278 while trying to locate signs camouflaged by nature. I also recall struggling to keep my Northern ways in check as I adjusted to my new community and a new way of life. And, now, as a new mother, I understand even more the need to find helpful businesses, activities and support for my family.
I am excited to introduce you to Lowcountry Child, a wellspring of online information created with the entire family in mind: mothers, fathers, children, grandparents and anyone else who can make a difference in a child’s life.
Take the time to browse our Web site and soak in all of the features: up-to-date calendar of events, activities directory and medical directory — for starters. We also have articles by talented writers, many of whom are local parents passionate about this area. Don’t forget to sign up for our E-newsletter to receive exclusive savings at local businesses, freshly uploaded articles and the inside scoop on things to do.
I hope you will watch Lowcountry Child grow into a trusted and helpful friend and neighbor for your family.
From our family to yours, welcome!
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