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Carol Kerber

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!

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

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...

STLMB Perspectives: Why We Opted Out of Preschool

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

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...

How Marriage Milestones are Built

I stumbled past a marriage milestone without even realizing it. I’ve been married longer than I was single. My husband proposed in college, toward the end of a 1,800 mile, four-year separation.  Despite the distance,...

Celebrate All Season and Beyond with Burgers’ Smokehouse

This post is sponsored by Burgers' Smokehouse.  With the blustery winter weather that’s blowing through comes a stark reminder that the holidays are right around the corner.  Nothing says love during this time of year...

Deconstructing the Open Letter

As a perpetuating social trend, open letters flood the internet. There are open letters to pregnant moms. There are letters to new moms. There are letters to moms of toddlers, school-aged kids, and teens. ...

Be Aware with School Violence

A few weeks ago, I woke to an email from our high school principal that was sparse on details, but highlighted a potential threat at school and promised police involvement and presence. It was...

It’s Not You, It’s Me . . . and My Anxiety

  Social anxiety.   It can manifest itself in various ways. For me, it’s a fear of putting myself out there, blended with an inability to function with grace. Additionally, it’s a pounding heart, a dry mouth,...

Smart Parenting with Smartphones

I have teenagers, and I monitor their phones. Arguments against it are plentiful and passionate: monitoring kids' phones today is akin to our parents reading our diaries, listening to our phone conversations, or reading notes...

To Go, or Not To Go, That Isn’t The Question

No matter how much time you spend with your kids, you never truly know them until you leave them. Recently, I went with my husband to Northern California.  Savoring solo days in a bungalow...