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Katie Wollenberg

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.
quarantined mother working at home on her laptop with a child on her lap and one playing in the background

Dear Quarantined Mom: I See You, and We are In This Together

    Dear Quarantined Mom, I see you. I see you home all day while your spouse works long hours, and you HAVE to stay home. I see you try to explain to your kids over and...
a mom assuming the role of quarantine teacher and helping her child learn

Quarantine Teacher-Mom: Surviving Your New Job

As parents assume the role of quarantine teacher to their children, it's a struggle to facilitate learning. Here is some sage advice from a former middle school teacher who is returning to the classroom,...
toddler boy buckled into a red car seat in the back seat of a car

Car Seats Should Never Be About the Bare Minimum

How often do people say that they are really excited when they barely met the minimum requirements for something? Safety is definitely not a place where we should just be meeting the minimum requirements....
air fryer next to corn dogs and frozen tater tots

My Air Fryer is the Best! Here are 5 Ways to Use It!

A couple of birthdays ago, I was making a list of gift ideas for my dad. I had been eyeing up Air Fryers but didn't want to take the plunge. We've all been there....

Despite Who You See in the Mirror, They See Mama

I recently had a new baby boy. His name is Max, and if I do say so myself, he is quite the handsome little man. Now, this sweet 9lb 9oz baby, his 2-year-old brother,...

Dear Medical Professional Mom

Dear Medical Professional Mom, You are nurse practitioners, nurses, radiology technicians and doctors. This last month I've seen you more than I wanted to see you. My sweet newborn boy decided he wanted to visit...

You Look Tired: How (Not) to Talk to Your Pregnant Friend

When a woman is pregnant, she has a lot going on with her body. She is growing a human. She is growing bigger every day. Simply getting out of bed or a chair is...

Play-date Ground Rules: Rude or Helpful?

Recently I have been talking to moms and reading stories on Facebook about play-dates gone sideways. Play-dates are almost essential for our kids but especially for many moms and dads who would like the...

Sportsmanship from Age 5 to Age 35

This summer was the first summer my daughter was able to play t-ball. We are a primarily baseball watching family. My husband is a huge Yankees fan. We can't really blame him for that...

Whatta Man – For My Husband

These days I feel like the men in our lives get a bad rap on social media. There are so many memes about how the kids will walk right past Dad watching TV on...