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Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders
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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).
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2020 Book Review: The Good, The Weird, and The Entertaining

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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...
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The Secret of Santa

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Here are some stellar tips for when to let your kids in on the Secret of Santa.     Do you remember when you first discovered that Santa wasn’t “real”? I don’t! I can still remember opening...

You Let Them Watch What?! Avoiding an Unintentionally Adult Family Movie Night

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Here are a few family movie night tips you may want to keep in mind.   Now that my two oldest are in elementary school, they are no longer content sticking to “G” rated animated movies...

What the #@$! – What to Do When You’ve Got a Potty Mouth in...

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The first time it happened, he was 2, and he repeated “s#*!” after he overheard me whisper it as I slammed on my brakes to avoid an accident. Three years later, he casually dropped...

Embracing Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen | Cooking with Kids

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Cooking with kids can benefit little ones and parents alike!   I recently learned that September 13 is National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day (I swear, there’s a day for everything!). I love to bake...

Your Summer Vacation is Cancelled, So Now What???

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Your previously-scheduled summer vacation is canceled, so now what? Last fall, after researching and debating and weighing all the options, my husband and I pulled the trigger on booking our first family Disney vacation for...

How To Be A Happy Camper When You’re Not An Outdoorsy Mom

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I’ve never considered myself to be a great lover of the outdoors - sure, I appreciate a pretty vista and watching wildlife from afar, but the idea of being coated in bug spray and...

Becoming More Like MY Mom : A Journey to Motherhood

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  The first time I really felt like a mom was when I caught myself starting to act more like MY mom. Some of my favorite commercials are from Progressive, where young adults start behaving as...

Easter 2020 – Quarantine Edition: Celebrate While Sheltering-at-Home

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Easter in quarantine can be a memorable event, even if we have to tweak our traditions.   The coronavirus may have stopped a lot of things in our lives right now, but it can’t stop Easter!...
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Volunteer in a Way That is Meaningful for Your Kids

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Other than keeping them alive, the most important part of my job as a mom is to raise good people. And in my book, good people are grateful for what they have and find...