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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).

National Parks Close to Home

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This National Parks post originally ran in July, 2019 but it’s worth sharing again!   When you think about the National Parks Service, I bet you are picturing the big ones: Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, etc....
a group of women chatting on the street

Modern Mom Friendships

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Earlier this week, we shared the evolution of friendships. Amy enforces this notion and the need for all of us to find our friendship comfort zone.       There is no one “right” way to do friendship as...
fireworks over the Mississippi River and the St. Louis arch at Fair St. Louis

Fourth of July Fireworks in the STL Area

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If you are looking for fireworks this Fourth of July, we’ve got you covered! We dove into our St. Louis Mom Summer Time Guide to highlight the displays and celebrations happening across the STL...
a woman standing in front of the grill, grilling burgers and hot dogs

🔥This Mama’s on Fire🔥: Stepping Up Your Grilling Game

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  I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but GRILLING ISN’T JUST FOR GUYS! The image of a man standing at a grill, tongs in one hand, a cold beer in the other, may...
a parent and child walking on a wooded path, the moms arm around her child

Raising Resilient Kids

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  How resilient are your kids?   If you were one of the lucky parents who got to facilitate online learning at some point during the past two years, your household happiness was largely dependent upon how...
a girl in a Girl Scout vest with patches, holding a trophy

Happy National Girl Scouts Day!

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Happy National Girl Scouts Day! While everyone knows about Thin Mints and Samoas, you may not know much about the girls (or the organization) behind the cookies. Having been a Girl Scout myself, I...
a small child reaching up to the counter to grab a strawberry, as he tries something new

Try Something New

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As the pandemic grinds into Year Three, I think we can all agree that we are collectively stuck in a rut. While we can’t magically wish away COVID, there are things we can do...
a red, hard cover book on a bed next to a pillow and a TV remote

A Year of Reading: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Everything in Between

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  Despite the pandemic, I managed to read more books in 2020 than I had since they were required reading on an English syllabus (here were my favorites). My resolve continued in 2021. I read...
an artificial Christmas tree wrapped in plastic wrap as a mom hack for making putting the tree up easier next year

Christmas Mom Hacks: There’s No Shame in Easing Up this Season

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Who couldn’t use some Christmas mom hacks to make this year less stressful?   The Christmas season is HERE, and so is all the excitement and stress that comes with it. Knowing your enemy is half...

Managing Holiday Traditions, Gatherings, and Expectations

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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...