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Katie Wollenberg

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.

Sportsmanship from Age 5 to Age 35

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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

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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...

A Love Letter to a Lost Friend: The Rock N Play

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Dear Rock N Play, It is hard to describe just how special you are to our family. From the moment I saw you cuddling a friend’s child I knew I had to have you. Your...

Failing at Breastfeeding – Twice

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Before my daughter was born, I had assumed that I would breastfeed her. It was a free way to feed my child and it was the method that everyone told me I HAD to...

What to Expect: Prenatal Visits

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I recently found out that I am pregnant with our third child. I am very excited. One of the most exciting things about being pregnant for me is being pregnant with other woman at...

The Power of One-on-One Time

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  This past week my husband took my 21-month old son to see his parents in Connecticut. He wanted to get away for a few days and since my son still flies for free, I...

When Do I Take Them to the Doctor? The Struggle is Real.

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Nothing is scarier as a mom than your children's health and well-being being in jeopardy. When your child is sick, it consumes you. It takes the normal "mom crazy" and raises it to a...

Rethinking Christmas Gifts: 5 Toys That Have Gone Terribly Wrong in my Home

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  Having toys in your home is a necessity when you have kids. Yes, they will play with a cardboard box for much longer and that is far cheaper than toys, but the toys are...

Just Get the Minivan Already

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I never thought I would be a minivan-driving soccer mom. I thought I would be more of an SUV-driving volleyball mom. No sliding doors for this lady. Fast forward to myself two kids later...

Hour by Hour: A Peek at the Day of a Stay-At-Home Mom

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Starting the Day 6:50 AM Alarm goes off. Snooze. Alarm. Snooze. 7:30 AM I better get up now. I get clothes for my 4-year-old who has a field trip today. I instruct her to wear her...