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Carol Kerber

Carol Kerber
Carol is married with four kids, ranging in age from 7 to 17-years-old. She moved to St. Louis when she was 12, and except for four years living in Southern California as a newlywed, she's lived here since. Carol met her husband when they were both in high school in St. Louis. As a Mizzou graduate, Carol began her post-college career in publishing, and then switched gears to teach early elementary. Since having kids, she has been lucky enough to stay home with them. The Kerbers call Castlewood Stables in Ballwin their home. In addition, Carol has always loved to write but had never really given that dream wings until now. She is so inspired to be part of the St. Louis Moms Blog team!

Thanksgiving Feasts To-Go! Local Restaurants Serve Up a Reason to be Thankful

Thanksgiving may look different this year, but even if we aren't gathering with friends and family, we can still enjoy a festive feast. Restaurants may be closed to in-person dining, but here is a...
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Refueling In Flight: For Teens, a Soft Landing Isn’t Always Enough

As moms, we know how to provide a soft landing. But are we prepared to teach our kids the value of refueling in flight?     As a mom, I worry. I worry about my kids' physical...
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Understanding Teenagers: Fake It Until You … Yeah, Don’t Kid Yourself

Understanding Teenagers. Is that even a thing?  I'm pretty sure it's not. And even though we remember being teens ourselves, there's nothing we can take from that and apply now to unlock any mysteries. Come...
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(Teens) Driving You Crazy: Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help!

When planning your family, consider the fact that your kids will one day be teens, and as teens they will be driving you crazy.  Heed my warning.  "Have your kids close together," they said. "They'll be...
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Local Hiking and Biking Trails

Al Foster Memorial Trail Al Foster Trail - 5.5 miles 225 Grand Avenue, Glencoe, MO   Meramec Greenway Arnold’s Grove Trail - 6.6 miles Valley Park, MO   Babler State Park Babler Memorial State Park Bike Trail - 3.5 miles round trip 800 Guy...
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Virtual School Safety: Pivoting with the New Normal

School safety has always been a critical component of education. With virtual learning coming to the forefront, parents need to take the reigns and take the necessary precautions to ensure safety in the virtual...

STL Sitter: A Mom’s Trusted Source for Childcare

Moms, we all know the value of a good babysitter. Their information sits right there in your contacts, immediately under “family” because a good sitter feels like an extension of your own family. They...
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Bug Soother: A DEET-Free, Gentle, and Effective Solution for St. Louis Summers

  If you live in the Midwest, you know that summertime means mosquito time. Freda Sojka, founder and CEO of Simply Soothing, has created a solution to keep the bugs away. Inspired by the needs...

Black-Owned Businesses in STL: A Guide to Food, Fashion, and More

August is National Black-Owned Business Month. With this guide, you can support these local STL businesses this August, and all year long! Some of these businesses sell t-shirts, consider purchasing one when you visit...

Puberty: The Time to Start Talking is Sooner Than You Think

    Pssst… parents of the Big Kids (and the Almost Big Kids), this is for you.  You survived infancy. Toddlerhood threw all it had at you. Tying shoes? Riding two-wheelers? Learning to read? Check, check,...