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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).

A Mom of Three’s Fall Bucket List

It's officially fall in St. Louis. Despite my love for tank tops and pool time, I am ready to embrace the transition into the new season. It makes the transition from summer to winter...

Sometimes We All Need a Reset

Sometime deep into the second week of school, my second grader, kindergartener, and terrible two-er hit the proverbial wall. Their bodies were tired, their brains were fried, and dealing with them felt more like...

National Parks Close to Home

When you think about the National Parks Service, I bet you are picturing the big ones: Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, etc. I’ve never been a “national parks” person until this summer, and I didn’t...

The Art of the Modern Thank You

We can all agree that we’re not out buying other children birthday gifts, delivering meals to the grieving, and helping out our friends in need just for the thank you notes. But thanking someone...

Melanoma Awareness

You may have a love/hate relationship with the freckles that cover your skin, but they’re harmless. When you’re covered with moles like I am, that’s a whole different story. May is Melanoma Awareness Month,...

What’s Your Mom Mantra?

My husband and I belong to a small group from our church that is made up of other parents of small children. We’ve been meeting regularly for almost eight years, so we’ve gotten to...

My Real-Deal Book Club

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day, and while those of you with school-aged children are probably familiar with this 'holiday' in the context of childhood reading (and how important it is), I’d...

Dinner Strategies from A Realist Mom

When I switched from being a full-time working mom to a part-time working mom, I assumed I’d have more flexibility to meal plan/prep. Yeah, that was a hard no. I found that time just...

Adults-Only Vacations (The Honeymoon Isn’t the End!)

A few months ago, my husband and I celebrated our tenth anniversary. Ten years felt like reason enough to take a just-the-two-of-us vacation, so we started calculating airline miles (the ONLY upside to hubby’s...

How to Survive the Elf-on-the-Shelf

A few years back, my mother gifted my kids with their very own Elf-on-the-Shelf. My reaction was mixed--on the one hand, I loved the idea of creating a new holiday tradition with my kids,...