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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).
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Living in the Lou: Webster Groves

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...