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Kate is one of the co-owners of St. Louis Moms Blog. Her and her husband became "instant parents" a few years ago when they met and fell in love with their foster daughter and son. They moved in and filled their home with love, laughter and more kid things than they ever thought possible! They love visiting the many parks in St. Louis, and other attractions as a family of four, and hope that St. Louis Moms Blog can help highlight some of our favorite places in their city, all with an iced coffee in her hand! Kate's excited to share her unique experiences as a mother with others in St. Louis and hear from other moms as well.

Take A Spin On The New St. Louis Wheel!

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We recently were invited to check out The St. Louis Wheel, the newest attraction to open in downtown's Union Station.  This 200-foot high observation wheel features 42 fully enclosed, climate controlled gondolas that seat up...

Transitioning To Kindergarten

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So you have a preschooler. Chances are, you've probably wondered what they should know before heading off to the big K. Kindergarten, that is!   Should they know how to tie their shoes? Count to 100?...

Prepping Yourself For Baby

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As soon as you got that Big Fat Positive pregnancy test, how many of you started scouring baby websites for the perfect nursery must-haves and watching for deals on baby gear?  That's great, but...

A Living Legacy- The Bennett Project

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This post is by guest writer Emily Dyall. Did you know September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Did you know only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer? Sad, but true. I lost...

“Smart” Ways to Make Your Home Life Easier

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My tech-expert husband has made it his mission to fill our home with the best smart home products to help streamline our lives.  God bless him.   The streaming devices we have on all our TVs...

SHOW ME THE BACON! Recipes & More!

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Are you ready for some fun bacon facts?? I mean, who WOULDN'T be? We chatted with our friends at Missouri-based, Burgers' Smokehouse (available at local Schnucks & Dierbergs stores!) to get the details on what you need...

Things I Never Though I’d Do As A Foster Dad

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This post is written by Kate's husband, Daniel, on his experience becoming a foster dad. Growing up, I never thought I'd become a foster dad. But times change, and my wife and I wanted to...

How To Save A Life-Bone Marrow Edition

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Picture this- your child has been diagnosed with cancer. You'd do anything to help cure them, right?  Now picture this- a complete stranger with cancer has a DNA profile almost identical to yours, and...

Visiting the Birthplace of Reggio Emilia

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Melissa Smith, teacher at Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool had the opportunity to visit the birthplace of Reggio Emilia, the educational cornerstone on which Little Sunshine is based. She recounts her experience and what...

Finding The Perfect Easter Ham

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Easter is upon us! Psst! Easter is on Sunday April 21st this year, just in case the Easter Bunny needed a reminder. ;)  Maybe the Easter Bunny has prepared the baskets and stuffed the eggs for...