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Christina Johans

Christina Johans was born and raised right here in the Lou. She is a mom to Sophie & Cooper and a dog mama to Babe (frenchie), Luna (beagle) and Nash (lab). Within the past year she moved to Ballwin with her husband, Spencer. She is the “house manager” and a skincare enthusiast, selling her favorite products when she’s not busy chasing the littles around. Christina Is known for her passion for dogs, photography and friends and family would add “flipping homes” since this will be the third house they’ve lived in, in 4 years! Christina is excited to share what she’s learned so far as being a mom and her life here in the Lou.

Support Small: Showing Love to St. Louis Area Businesses

Support small St. Louis area businesses this season and all year round! Ever since my first job (with the exception of babysitting-but maybe that does count?!) I’ve had the pleasure of working for small businesses....
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I’m Just Trying My Best and My Best is OK

  “It’s just a phase.” But how long does it last?   “You should just spend one-on-one time with him.” But he’s already literally glued to me.   “You’re not giving him the attention he had before.” I don’t know how much...
activity boxes filled with toys and crafts to occupy kids when you’re busy and to help calm the chaos

Calming the Chaos

Part of calming the chaos is accepting it!     Well, whoever said, “One to two is hard - anything after is a breeze,” was seriously mistaken. We have now moved from man-to-man to zone defense, and...
a young boy eating an ice cream cone on a date night: kids edition

Date Night: Kids Edition

    Check out these date night ideas with your kiddos!       My husband started taking my daughter on "date nights" right around the time she turned two - to our favorite Mexican restaurant. She is...
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FREE Activities To Do with Your Kiddos this Summer

What are some of your favorite free activities for summer fun?   With summer here, it can be daunting to think of something for those busy kids to do almost EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Personally, during the...
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Spring Wardrobe Re-Fresh: Guide to STL Boutiques

What is your favorite STL boutique?     Is it just me, or does anyone else get on a “It’s SPRING! Time to get rid of literally every piece of clothing I own” kick and then sit...
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Lifetime Fitness :: Kid-Friendly Mom Getaway!

Lifetime Fitness has two locations in the St. Louis area!   Honestly, there is nothing better than being able to do something for yourself, kid-free, without having to figure out the whole babysitter situation. And if...
a baby tucked in under a blanket with a puppy

Mom Guilt :: It Starts Early

Mom guilt comes with the territory. How do you cope?   As I sit in the dark nursery, with my sick baby boy napping on me, I can't help but reflect on the fact that I'll...
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A Letter to my Daughter on Galentine’s Day

A Galentine’s Day message of love.   Dear Sophia,   I hope by the time you’re my age, Galentine’s Day is still in full swing. It’s a lovely opportunity to take the time to celebrate your girlfriends. I have...
a gingerbread house on a table near a Christmas tree

National Gingerbread House Day

Ever wondered where the Christmas gingerbread house tradition originated? To be honest - I’ve never decorated one, so I’ve never really given it much thought. My mother-in-law recently bought us one (from Target &...