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Katie Wollenberg

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Katie is originally from the South County area of St. Louis. She’s lived in Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas but has always considered the St. Louis area to be home. She now lives in a small town, Hoyleton, IL, about an hour east of St. Louis with her husband, Nate, daughter Zoe, and sons, Zach and Max! When she’s not chasing her kiddos around, she enjoys hanging out with friends, having dance parties in the kitchen, sitting on her porch and sipping on some Diet Coke. Katie records a podcast called Blessed Mess Mom and has her own blog, ablessedmess.net.

Walking our Kids though Death and Grieving

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How do kids process death and grieving?   Certain conversations that we have with our children throughout the course of their lives will not be easy. We all know about the birds and the bees conversation...

Beginning Chores with My Kids

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Do your kids do chores in your home?   I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis and Cincinnati. Growing up, I didn’t have chores to do. When my mom asked me to feed the...
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Waiting it Out … the Potty Edition

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Potty training reminds us as parents how little control we actually have.   Waiting is hard for everyone. Teaching our kids to wait is pretty much impossible as we have a hard time waiting as adults. We...

For the Love of the Cardinals

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St. Louis is unlike any other city when it comes to baseball. Most major markets like Los Angeles/Anaheim, Chicago, or New York have two teams that split their towns when it comes to fans....
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5 Ways to Make Your Vacation with Kids Less Exhausting

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As a mom, I dread going on vacation with my kids. I love my kids. I love spending time with them, but taking them on trips is basically torture. Not only do we have...
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LinkedIn Recognizes Stay-at-Home Mom as a Job Title

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In March of 2021, the social media platform LinkedIn added "Stay-At-Home Mom" as an option for a job title. This was created mostly to help mothers explain a gap in their resume for the...
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5 Things I Will Teach My Daughter about Weight

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Weight, our favorite subject— it's a complicated thing for almost all women. Most women, at one point or another, have struggled with their weight. My struggle started when I was 7-years-old. That’s right, SEVEN...

5 Guidelines for Video Games in our Home

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Video games are fun and cool when you’re young, but I got to a point in my life that video games became a fear of mine. When I had children, I developed this fear,...
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Things to Consider When Finding the Right Medical Provider for Your Kids

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Finding the right medical provider is not the easiest task in the world, especially when it comes to your kids. Not only do they have to be brilliant and the best, because they will...

A Small Family Christmas: Finding the Silver Lining of Celebrating 2020 Style

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COVID restrictions don't have to ruin your holidays. Find the joy of having a small family Christmas in 2020.     COVID has thrown all of us for a loop this year. And now, it is ruining...