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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.

Dear Medical Professional Mom

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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

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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?

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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

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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...