51.6 F
St. Louis


Dorie is the mom of two Super Girls. After many years with her nose in a book, and coffee in hand, she recently graduated from Saint Louis University as a Doctor of Education. She knows what it is like to pursue a dream while also being a mom. Dorie has experience working with children and families in hospitals, children’s museums, and schools. She lives with her musical husband Bjorn and two daughters Inga (5) and Freya (3) in the Shaw neighborhood. They can be found enjoying the many local playgrounds and free attractions St. Louis city has to offer. Check out Dorie’s early childhood math blog for parents and teachers at www.playfulinvitations.com.

Television Time for Tots

Most of the moms I know admit they use the TV as a quick electronic babysitter. The chores are piling up, there’s laundry to fold, dinner to make, emails to send. But it’s nearly...

Tell Me A Story!

Summer car trips can drag on for hours...sometimes days! Thanks to radio and mini-TVs we can entertain our children and easily pass the time away. Our family indulges in these luxuries, and are grateful...

Raising Super Girls

One of the great surprises in life is learning the gender of your baby. Will it be a girl or a boy? Will we need boy or girl things? We put our curiosity to...

Mom….Let’s Talk About Math

Not only do parents have an enormous effect on their children’s physical, social, and emotional development, but they also play an important role academically. Now hear me out… I know as well as anyone...

Information Overload

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the massive amount of parenting information available online? A book I’m currently reading called The Toddler Brain, by Dr. Laura Jana, says that obtaining parenting advice in today’s...