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St. Louis

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.

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...

Do I Have to Throw a Blow-Out Birthday Bash for My Toddler?

May is a special month for my family – Mother’s Day, my birthday, and my daughter’s birthday all fall in the first two weeks. My daughter is only just turning two, but we’re already...

Party Planning with Abra-Kid-Abra

I have not yet reached the stage of motherhood at which my daughter is requesting Elsa appear at her birthday party, so my experience with “characters” at events is somewhat limited. Tasked with finding...

How I Decided to Quit My Job

On February 1st, I embarked on a new personal and professional journey: I left my corporate career to spend more time with my family and try my hand at freelance marketing. I'm in the early...

Embracing Winter at Home: Decorating in February

When my husband and I built our new house, I vowed that it would be a sanctuary for our family: a welcoming space where our children and loved ones would feel safe and cherished...

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work.”

I’ll admit it, I love a new year. I love to set goals and plan how to achieve them. This year, my primary focus is to lean in to my relationships and make those...