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Amber Marshall

Amber and her husband Justin, are navigating being first time parents in their late thirties, to their son Beckett (2019). When not baby wrangling, yelling don’t eat that or Googling how to deal with back pain, what is this rash, or is my baby teething, they are usually busy DIYing the renovations on their new home in the Metro East. In her work life, Amber works in event sales/event management full time. In the tiny amount of free time she has, you can find her perusing interior design blogs, researching clean beauty trends, exploring art fairs, antique stores, estate sales and creating her own adventures all over the city.
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Stop Taking Out the Trash: A Resolution for Moms in the Workplace

A bit of advice for moms in the workplace: take note!   Earlier this year, I was listening to a speaker talk about being a woman in the workforce. When asked what advice she had for...
a young African American girl in a bright red sweater holding a box of toy donations as she stands in front of a Christmas tree

#GivingTuesday: 10 Large and Small Ways to Get Your Child Involved

This year Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, lands on November 30th, which is the perfect time to get your kids in the real holiday spirit before December 1st gets here and their...
a brick house that has a limewash finish

Tips and Tricks for Limewashing Interior and Exterior Brick

  I knew I wanted to paint our house the moment I saw it on Zillow. After we bought it, every time I drove up to it, I couldn’t get over the dated maroon and...

Favorite Artists for Kids’ Spaces and Beyond

Being a true lover of art, there are three things I firmly believe in when choosing art for a child’s space:   It should be a mix of child-friendly and more adult pieces with a...
a black and white drawing of homes in a neighborhood with green trees in the background and a banner above saying, “Living in the Lou, a Neighborhood Series: Edwardsville"

Living in The Lou: Edwardsville | A City with a Small-Town Feel

If you haven’t crossed the river to Edwardsville, IL, what are you waiting for?     When it came time for my husband and me to buy our first house, we were torn between staying where we...

Creating Sweet Summer Moments with Hudsonville Ice Cream

  Hudsonville is sweetening up summer even more with a special $2 off coupon - don't miss this special offer!   One of my favorite places to hang out with my son is in our kitchen. I...
a woman in a lounge chair by the pool, reading a book

Summer Reading To-Do List: Catching Up on Some Stellar Titles

This year I told myself I was finally going to get caught up on my reading list. I have friends that set goals for themselves to read two books a month for the year....
a woman sitting at a desk in front of her open laptop, pen in hand as her toddler daughter wraps her arms around her mom's neck from behind

The Major Silver Lining for Moms from 2020: Flexible Schedules and Work from Home...

COVID devastated the place of countless women in the workforce. According to the National Women’s Law Center, 2.3 million women left the workforce from February 2020 through January 2021. But for those that were...
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Baby Registry Must Haves and New Mom Tips from St. Louis Mom

Registering for a baby can be extremely daunting for a new parent. I will always remember, as most do, my first anxiety-inducing trip to Buy Buy Baby. That place really should include a paper...
a playroom toy shelf with toys easily displayed, per the Montessori method

Building Independence and Saving Our Sanity the Montessori-ish Way

Have you heard of the Montessori Method? Applying some of the key components to your routines can have a huge impact on how you parent! As someone who learns best from doing things as opposed...