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Amy Sanders

Amy is in her thirties with three kids under the age of 8, so her kitchen is always stocked with coffee, wine, and goldfish. She works part-time, tries to keep up with her book club, and is fluent in sarcasm. She loves raising her family in St. Louis and couldn’t get by without her tribe (or Netflix).

Managing Holiday Traditions, Gatherings, and Expectations

Set the tone for your family’s holiday traditions this year.     One of the weird pressures that moms face (and that they hardly ever mention in parenting books) is managing holiday traditions and gatherings (and everyone’s...

Apple Picking: A Fabulous Way to Welcome the Fall Season

It’s already September, and if you haven’t yet checked “Apple Picking” off of your Fall Bucket List, throw your kids in the minivan and head to Braeutigam Orchards in Belleville, Illinois!   I first stumbled upon...

Team Yahoo! First Day of School

Are you on Team Boohoo or Team Yahoo on the first day of school?   My kids’ elementary school hosts a Yahoo or Boohoo Parent Coffee every year on the first day of school. The idea...
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Living in the Lou: Webster Groves

Webster Groves is a charming St. Louis suburb, and Erica Morrison and Amy Sanders share the very best parts of it with us here!   Living in Webster Groves gives you the best of both worlds: it...
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Nature Playscape in Forest Park: Experience Nature in a New Way

If you haven’t checked out Forest Park’s newest addition -- Nature Playscape -- you should! It recently opened in June, so I took my elementary-aged kiddos to check it out.     It’s referred to as an...
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Bringing Home Mando: My Journey to Pet Adoption

We lost our beloved Lola in January to suspected bone cancer. She’d been with us almost 16 years and was my fur baby before I had my human babies. We are dog lovers at...
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Show Them The Money! Encouraging Financial Literacy

If we want our kids to have financial literacy as adults, the best time to teach them is now.    Do your kids get an allowance? Do you let your kids keep their birthday money? Or do...

Celebrating Women’s History Month Through Reading

March is Women’s History Month, and there’s no better time to use your nighttime reading to spotlight who runs the world ... girls!      Women's History Month: For the Preschool/Elementary Crowd   These are great books to rotate into...
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Letting Go of My “News Junkie Mom” Guilt

I am a self-proclaimed news junkie. I enjoy starting my morning with some local tv anchor banter and the forecast, and I have a nightly date with Lester Holt while I’m putting the finishing...
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2020 Book Review: The Good, The Weird, and The Entertaining

This book review will keep you reading all year long!   At the beginning of 2020, I heard many friends and coworkers say their New Year’s resolution was to read more. Some downloaded apps to help...