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Giveaway: Leapin’ Lizards! Annie Takes the Stage at SCCT

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Looking for a fun way to settle into the holiday season? The timeless musical “Annie” is the way to go! Filled with characters and music that you know and love, this performance will surely have everyone in your family smiling! The South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s production of “Annie” runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between November 26 – December 19, 2021. Tickets are on sale now! The South Carolina Children’s Theatre is also sponsoring a giveaway for two tickets to one of the performances. Enter below!

Thanks to our partner, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, for sponsoring this article and providing tickets for the “Annie” giveaway.


Improve Your Home’s Water Quality with a Whole-House Water Filter from Preferred Home Services

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Are you thinking about a whole-house water filtration system? While many of us may take the access to and benefits of clean water for granted, the experts at Preferred Home Services understand that the power of clean water includes and goes beyond what quenches our thirst and settles into our bodies. In this article, you’ll learn more about what a whole-house water filtration system is, how it works, how it can benefit your family, and how Preferred Home Services can help you choose the right system for your home and family.

(And, pssst, here’s a tip: If you follow Preferred Home Services on Facebook or on Instagram, you’ll learn more about “I Won in 2021,” a giveaway for a FREE Halo 5 whole-house filtration system.)


ABLE Kids Brings Comprehensive Therapies for Autistic Children to the Upstate

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Do you have a young child who has been diagnosed with autism? ABLE Kids might be a resource that benefits your child and your family. After opening in 2016, ABLE Kids is bringing its comprehensive services for children with autism to the Upstate and is currently enrolling new clients. In this article, you’ll learn more about ABLE Kids’ services, what makes their services special, and how to get started.


Giveaway: SCCT’s Spookley the Square Pumpkin: The Musical Serves Up Joyful Halloween Spirit

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Want to get in the spirit of the Halloween season? Spookley the Square Pumpkin and his spider friends Edgar, Allan, and Poe are here to help! You’ll meet and sing along with these characters during upcoming performances of “Spookley the Square Pumpkin: The Musical” at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. And, by entering the giveaway below, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets! 

Thanks to our partner, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, for sponsoring this article and providing tickets for the Spookley the Square Pumpkin: The Musical giveaway. 


Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting Quiz: Is a sleep consultant right for your family?

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Sleep is one of the few things that everyone needs. Sleep helps us function as fully present and thinking humans. If you or your family go without adequate sleep, you probably notice! Take the Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting interactive quiz below to find out if a sleep consultant might be a helpful resource for your family!

Sleep Matters

A good night’s sleep has implications for attention, cognition, and mood–regardless of one’s age. Tired kids will be cranky and accident-prone–and so will parents. Parents also need downtime to refuel at the end of the day and also need energy to function.

The antidote to the fatigue and frustration of poor sleep starts with a sleep routine that is loving, calm, and even enjoyable. According to Erin Lawyer of Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting, children who have independent sleep skills will fall asleep more easily, sleep through the night (if age appropriate), take good, reliable naps, and get the sleep their body needs for their health, happiness, and overall well-being.

Take the Quiz

Got sleep on your mind? Take our interactive quiz to determine if your family might benefit from a FREE evaluation call with Erin Lawyer of Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting

Want to learn more? Read about Chasing Dreams and pick up a few tips for better sleep. If you’d like to schedule a FREE evaluation call, you can book your call online.

What FPA Did On Its Summer Vacation

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Are you curious about the work undertaken behind the scenes to help create a safe school campus? Greenville’s First Presbyterian Academy gives us a glimpse of what they have done and will continue to do throughout the school year to keep students healthy while they hit the books.

The halls of First Presbyterian Academy (FPA) are ringing with the excitement of students starting a new school year. Greeting old friends and making new ones is a common practice in the first few weeks of being back in the classrooms.

FPA first day of school

At the beginning of every school year, teachers often ask students to write a paper on “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” Summer was a time of preparation at FPA and the summer “to-do list” was a lengthy one! Here are just a few of the tasks accomplished to prepare to open the school:

  • Classrooms and common gathering spaces were deep cleaned.
  • The MERV 13 filters throughout the school were changed.
  • The ventilation system was checked in every building. All buildings have cross ventilation in the ceilings and throughout the buildings.
  • Air and heating systems were checked and repaired as needed.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers in each building were refilled.
  • Lunchrooms were updated, cleaned, and sanitized.
  • Social distancing reminders have been provided for our teachers in all classrooms.
  • Soap dispensers have been refilled for the coming year.

Goodbye, Sleepless Nights! A Chasing Dreams Sleep Consultation Can Be Yours with This Giveaway

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If you dread bedtime and have run out of energy or ideas on how to make it better, there is help! Erin Lawyer is a local sleep consultant and owner of Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting. Trained via the popular Sleep Sense Program, Erin taps into her expertise to help families craft a bed time that works for them. The aim is a sleep routine that is loving, calm, and even enjoyable for parents and children alike. 

What is a sleep consultation package? After a Comprehensive Assessment, Erin develops a holistic Customized Sleep Plan that gets supported with Private Consultation, one-on-one support and guidance for 2-3 weeks, and other materials such as a digital sleep log and a resource guide.  

And right now, Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting is giving away a FREE sleep consultation package to one Kidding Around Greenville reader. All you have to do is enter here! This is a $479 value–and one that can dramatically change your quality of life AND that of your child. 

Want to learn more? Read about Chasing Dreams and pick up a few tips for better sleep.

Enter the Chasing Dreams Giveaway. The last day to enter is Thursday, September 9!

It’s College Savings Month! Prepare with Future Scholar

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Whether you’ve got kids, grandkids, or some other important young people in your life, school has probably crossed your mind in the past few weeks. Preschoolers, elementary, middle, and high school kids are back to hitting the books. And so are college students. According to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, more than 200,000 South Carolinians are enrolled across South Carolina’s 60 post-secondary institutions! As all of these students pack up their book bags and head to class, educational and financial institutions across the US ask people to think about the importance of saving for college with their annual celebration of College Savings Month. In South Carolina, this is a time to talk about the benefits of Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 plan.


Keep Your Home’s Water Flowing with Preferred Home Services

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A lot of water flows in and out of our homes. On average, American households use around 200 gallons of water a day! And, unfortunately, when things go awry with plumbing, it’s easy to notice. Preferred Home Services keeps your home’s water system flowing with comprehensive plumbing solutions–including 24/7 emergency plumbing services. If you find yourself in need of plumbing help, now is a good time: Preferred Home Services is offering a $93 drain-clearing special. Read on for details about this and another special giveaway! 


7 Tips for Sleeping Better With Erin Lawyer of Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting — and a Giveaway!

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Does your child regularly wake at night and seek you out in an effort to go back to sleep… over and over and over? If you have kids, you know that poor sleep for a child has repercussions for the child, yourself, and the whole family. However, with the right strategies, sleep challenges can turn into victories. Kidding Around Contributor India recently chatted with Erin Lawyer of Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting and learned some pro tips that will help your child get better sleep. Plus, a giveaway! One lucky Kidding Around Greenville reader will win a free Sleep Consultation, valued at $479! Read on to learn more!

Thank you to Chasing Dreams Sleep Consulting for sponsoring this giveaway.