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Katie Marischen

Originally from Kansas City, Katie followed her college sweetheart to St. Louis and never wants to leave this fun city! She lives in Brentwood with her husband, Chris (college sweetheart), son, Frank (2) with another munchkin on the way. After a busy career of planning weddings, she decided to hang up the clipboard to stay at home. It only took a short month out of the office for Katie to become a little antsy, so she dreamed up Bloom & Bundle, a blog for moms trying to navigate the world of baby products, nurseries and registries. After the blog took off, she started to help a few local businesses with their social media and is now always working during nap time. In whatever spare time is left, Katie volunteers for the St. Louis St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer as the Logistics Chair where she gets to exercise her event planning muscles to help an awesome organization.

Forget about the Mess! Naptime is YOUR Time to Recharge

It probably seems obvious, and maybe someone has reminded you of this before, but moms need to prioritize their needs.  I realized, after seeing a Facebook post, that I need to rethink how and...

Be The House The Kids Keep Coming Back To On Halloween

Halloween has long been our favorite holiday. It's my husband's birthday and the most fun holiday for all ages. Plus, it's usually over before 9pm which is when this witch prefers to be in...

Unexpected and Inexpensive Birthday Gifts

The older your kids get and the more families you meet, the more birthday parties you’ll find yourself balancing. If you’re lucky, the invite will say “No Gifts Please”, but even then, I find...
Play Street Birthday DIY

Planning a Birthday Party at Play Street Museum St. Louis

I was so anxious to plan Frank’s 3rd birthday party this year. He is finally at age where we could do a party for his friends. There’s a lot of options in St. Louis...

Seating Solutions for Babies That Can’t Sit Up Yet

Thanks to baby swings and bouncer seats, moms have lots of options to use with their newborns when they need a free hand. Once the baby can sit on their own, play mats are...

Indoor Birthday Party Venues for Little Ones

St. Louis weather is wonderful, isn’t it? It’s hard to count on a beautiful day for a birthday party with little kids, but luckily there are lots of fun indoor options! Play Street Museum Ideal for...

Helping A Family in Crisis

The last few months of our life with a sick baby have been overwhelming to say the least. Our son was born with a congenital kidney defect. We always thought that he would have...

Celebrating a New Baby: All You Need to Know About Showers and Sprinkles

Nothing is simple anymore, including prepping for baby! Your girlfriend is pregnant so what are you going to do for her? A shower? A sprinkle? Overwhelmed already? No worries, I figured it was time...

Nesting for Number Two

Preparing for a baby the first time around was basically me doing absolutely everything that any mother around me suggested. I think I had 5 diaper/wipe baskets and a million jars of nipple cream...

Making Separation at Daycare and Preschool Easier on Your Family

This information is sponsored by our partner at Little Sunshine Playhouse & Preschool. Be sure to check out the Facebook LIVE video we did while touring their University City facility! Most parents would agree that it's never...