69.4 F
St. Louis

Diana Waldman

A native St. Louisan, Diana lives in Creve Coeur with her husband, young son and daughter, 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.

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...
Work-from-home mom on her laptop with dollars flying around as her child plays in the background

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.”...

Christmas and Chanukah and Family Expectations, Oy Vey!

I am one half of an interfaith couple. Around this time of year, I like to say that my husband is Chanukah and I am Christmas, and my children get to celebrate it all....

GivingTuesday and Sharing the Gift of Giving with Children

The holiday season is upon us, a season I love for so many reasons, including its juxtaposition of gluttony (give me all the pies) and generosity (and all the goodwill towards men). In the spirit...

Keeping My Mom’s Memory Alive for My Kids

My mom, an amazing woman who created a magical childhood for my brothers and me and serves as an extraordinary example of a wonderful mother, wife, and friend, passed away when I was 19,...

Celebrating Shy Kids

We have all heard that “kids say the darnedest things,” and often they do, sometimes to embarrassing ends but mostly to the amusement of surrounding adults. That is certainly the case with my toddler, or...

Mama, to me, you are perfect.

Maybe because it’s “bikini season” or maybe because I am recently postpartum with my second child, but whatever the reason, I feel strongly convicted to remind you of a powerful truth: mama, you are...

Summertime Slow-Down

Remember childhood, when summer months stretched out before you for what seemed like 100 years? Fast forward to today, and my 8-year-old self would not even recognize my hurried pace and anxious eye on...