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Diana Waldman

A native St. Louisan, Diana lives in Creve Coeur with her husband, young son, two daughters, and two dogs. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, which she uses as an excuse to be nosy regarding other people’s lives. She recently left a career in legal marketing to work part-time from home and focus on her babies (furry and otherwise). Her current parenting mantras are: “I can do it all, just not all at once,” and “It will probably be fine?” Diana gets her kicks by going for long runs, reading a mix of high-brow and low-brow literature, and seeking out activities her whole family (including the puppies!) can enjoy around town.
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Celebrating Winter Holidays in 2020: Different, but Still Special

The year 2020 is all about embracing the new normal, even when it comes to celebrating winter holidays and traditions.   As summer turned to fall with no sign of the COVID-19 pandemic fading, I realized...
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A New Approach: Taking 2020 Day by Day

Taking 2020 day by day may be the best way to make a difference.   I spend a tremendous amount of mental energy pre-worrying. I classify pre-worrying as worrying far in advance about things that may...

Questions I’d Like to Ask My Mom: How to Sew a Bunny

Mothering without a mom doesn't mean her influence is lost. I lost my mom ten years before my first baby was born. There are so many moments I miss her physical presence as I tackle...
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Goldfish Swim School: What to Expect from Infant Swim Classes

If you have a baby or toddler under two and are considering swim lessons, you might wonder what to expect from the experience. Will your little one master the backstroke? Well, no. Will they...

Facing Fears: Are my Kids Inheriting my Worst Qualities?

From a shy mom whose daughter is inheriting the same trait comes a message we all need to hear.   As parents, we are blessed with the care of a completely unique, brand-new individual. We have...

Father’s Day in the Lou | STL Local Gift Guide 2020

St. Louis stands on history, character, and charm. These same characteristics are the backbone of local shops and eateries in our city. Explore our Local Gift Guide to find the perfect Father's Day gift...

The Things No One Told Me Postpartum : A Journey to Motherhood

I’d always envisioned my life with children, but my extremely low pain threshold meant I was truly terrified of the birth experience. While pregnant with my daughter, I attended childbirth classes, extensively researched delivery...
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Mastering the Art of Accepting Help Is Good for the Soul

I am terrible at accepting help. If anyone – including my husband – offers to lend me a hand, my knee-jerk reaction is always to say no. I’m fine. I don’t need anything right...
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Reflecting on My Post-Corporate Life: One Year Later

The value of a work-from-home mom is so much greater than the paycheck that she earns.  Last year, I wrote about my decision to quit my full-time job and embark on a freelance, part-time, work-from-home career....
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My Controversial Take: Yes, I am Anti-“Date Night”

When I say I’m anti-“Date Night,” I don’t mean I’m against spending time with my husband outside of our home. I’m anti-“Establishment of a Regularly Scheduled Date Night and Its Associated Costs and Pressures.”...