Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

Educational Series: January 2022

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2022 Educational Series host for January… “Hope and Healing: Recovery from Addiction, Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Families” presented by a panel from FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery), including Carroll Easterling, Mike Malone and clients in recovery. Overall Purpose… To give an overview of FAVOR’s mission of providing … Continue reading Educational Series: January 2022

Educational Series: November 2021

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for November… “Providing Services to Children and Adolescents Who Are Deaf / Hard of Hearing or Blind / Visually Impaired” by Susan Pfister Cartwright (PsyS, NCSP, School Psychologist for SC School for the Deaf and Blind) and Krista Olsen (TVI, Technical Assistant for … Continue reading Educational Series: November 2021

Mental Health Symposium 2021

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Corporate Education department presented this 2021 event as a webinar. Mental illness touches everyone, and our goal for the symposium is to put a spotlight on the most relevant issues of today and provide information from experts about early identification and intervention strategies. Our … Continue reading Mental Health Symposium 2021

Seeking Memory Care

About 7 in 10 adults over age 65 will require long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all residents of long-term care facilities live with cognitive impairment.  When a senior starts experiencing symptoms of … Continue reading Seeking Memory Care


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