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Aliah Holman

Aliah Holman
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Aliah was born and raised in St. Louis. She comes from a family of community leaders, activists, educators and volunteers. After her experiences in both public and private education in St. Louis, Aliah attended New York University, where she studied Mass Communications and Journalism. She worked in the New York ad industry for several years before returning home to start a family and continue her communications career. Her experiences in both cities gave her a unique perspective on the ways that social, economic and cultural issues impact the growth and development of our citizens and our cities. In addition to her current work as a crisis management communications specialist, Aliah has served as founding board member of St. Louis Language Immersion School, as a St. Louis City Commissioner for BiState Development, and as a board member for We Stories. Her 6-year-old Quinn enjoys reading aloud from books in English and Spanish from their extensive personal library.
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Learning to Trust my CoParent

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Even though I'm a pretty easy-going mom, I've still got my preferences ... I'll admit, I can be relatively rigid. I believe in rules for bedtimes, chores, screen-time, and school work. That said, my...

The Party Bag: A Celebratory Mom Hack

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My eldest child gets invited to a lot of birthday parties, and over the years, I’ve tried to get smarter about ways I can stay ready so I don’t have to worry about last...
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8 Things to Make a Virtual 1st Birthday Bash Memorable

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Quarantine celebrations are a challenge, but these tips for throwing a virtual birthday bash will help make any occasion more festive.   If I’m being completely honest, first birthdays are more for the family than for...
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HELP: Four Ways I Ease the Stress of Life

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“You need help.” Those were the words that a stranger with kind eyes said to me as she gestured for me to hand her my 5 month-old baby so that I could take off...

STLMB Perspectives: I Failed at Baby-Led Weaning and That’s OK

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I introduced my eldest child Quinn to food 7 years ago, and at the time I was intensely focused on a successful food journey. I made all his purees, mixtures and finger-foods. I had...

Baby #2: Momming Through Anxiety In The Digital Age

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I’m 8 months along and most of my Facebook friends probably still don’t know that I’m pregnant. A few of them may have found out a few weeks ago by receiving an invite to...

Raising an Adventurous Eater

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My 6-year-old son is a fearless, adventurous foodie who is willing to try just about anything. I like giving him opportunities to try new things and watching him embrace his personal preferences without applying...

My Approach to the Wishlist this Christmas

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My son swears he loves his toys. But every week I find myself suggesting, begging, bribing or threatening him to actually use them. He mostly wants to do something involving screen time, which I’m...

My Little Picasso: Helping My Child Fall In Love with Art

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There are a few, precious moments when one feels like, “Yes, I’m actually doing this parenting thing right! My efforts are paying off! My kid is listening, and learning and growing!” I’m a firm...

Grandparents: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

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Of all the parenting decisions my husband and I have made, (intentional or passive, child-focused or convenience-focused), the decision to live near the majority of our child’s grandparents has been the most meaningful and...