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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).

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,...

A Day in the Life of a Part-Time Working Mom of Three

An Unexpected Beginning 5AM:  Alarm goes off. I drag myself out of bed and throw on the workout clothes I laid out the night before, brush my teeth, swipe on some deodorant, and head to...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Maternity Hoodie

As I neared the half-way point of my third-and-final pregnancy (you know, when it's no longer optional to wear your non-maternity clothes), my friend Lauren asked me if I wanted to borrow her maternity...

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! Advice From a Mom of 3

Me before kids: I will NEVER drive a minivan! Me after 1 kid: I don’t NEED a minivan. Me after 2 kids: Still don’t NEED a minivan. Me after 3rd baby was born: We NEED to save...

To Work, Or Not To Work

...that is the question that every new mom or mom-to-be asks herself, her partner, her girlfriends, and even the internet (is there anything we haven’t googled?). And SPOILER ALERT: there is no one “right”...