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Carol Kerber

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Carol is married with four kids, ranging in age from 8 to 18-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!

STL Sitter: A Mom’s Trusted Source for Childcare

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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

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  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...

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

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    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,...
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A Dad Like No Other : If You Don’t Believe Me, Just Ask My...

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"How come every time Dad gets bored, we end up on the news?"  As crazy as this sounds, I was struck by the truth in these words. My husband has more energy than any one...

When Does A Mother’s Instinct Kick In? : A Journey to Motherhood

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A mother’s instinct kicks in as soon as those pink lines show up on the third pregnancy test she takes (to be sure the first two were right). As soon as I knew I...
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Fluent in the Language of Love Despite a Language Barrier

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I recently took the 5 Love Languages assessment, and to be honest, it didn't work. The test had me pegged as a Words of Affirmation type, closely followed by one who falls into the...
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Meal Planning Ideas During a Quarantine and Beyond

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Meal planning can save you time, effort, and money. St. Louis Moms Blog contributors are sharing their favorite, easy, family meals with you to help make the process easier! Trips to the grocery store are...

Toddlers and Teens Are the Same, Except When They’re Totally Different

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Toddlers and teens; I used to have one, and now I have the other which prompted me to have an illuminating conversation with myself.  It went something like this: ME: Remember when the kids were...
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STLMB Perspectives: Why We Opted Out of Preschool

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Preschool is a decision that can confound us as parents. Do you send your child to preschool or keep them home? Which preschool is right for your child? How many years of preschool should...
Happy New Year 2020

Resolve Your Goals and Dreams

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I take a hard pass on New Year's resolutions. Creating a wishlist of substantial changes to act upon when the calendar flips to January sets you up for disappointment. Resolutions notoriously fail, as anyone...