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Kristi Denner

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Kristi, a small-town IL farm girl, finally feels she can call St. Louis “home” after 8 years. She and her husband Dan have three boys – Carson, Harrison (who happens to be rocking an extra chromosome), and Nelson. A former Parkway teacher, Kristi now stays home with her boys and leads a local MOPS group. A ripple of life changes quickly taught her that adapting and pivoting is the name of the game: starting over in a new state, full-time working mom to stay-at-home mom, battling PPD, navigating Down syndrome and Autism diagnoses, and most recently walking the painful road of grief after the loss of her brother. Her faith roots have been her lifeline, and she always seeks to be a voice of truth, compassion and hope, especially in the messy. She is passionate about advocating for individuals with special needs, sharing encouragement through the roller coaster of life, and supporting moms in overall health and wholeness so they can show up just as they are in every season of motherhood.

I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions

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I quit making resolutions.    Don’t get me wrong … I want to grow, to improve myself, and to set and accomplish goals. I want to be the best mom, wife, sister, and friend I can...
The Bach Society of St. Louis Christmas Candlelight Concert

The Bach Society’s Christmas Candlelight Concert

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STLMom is thrilled to share this sponsored post for The Bach Society with you!   Sounds of the Season: Celebrate the Holidays by Christmas Candlelight      It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The Bach Society is back in...

Everyday Inclusion: Building A Better World For Our Kids

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We often talk about inclusion in terms of classroom placement and integration, but what about everyday life? To me, inclusion outside of the classroom walls is just as important. While camping a few weekends ago,...
a pumpkin spice latte in a mug on a table next to pumpkins

PRAISE BE! Healthy, Keto-Friendly PSL Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall

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Are you Team PSL or Team PSL is Overrated?   September is here, and we all know what that means, right?! Pumpkin Spice!!!   Now, I realize there are two types of people in this world - team “PSL...
a pregnant mom standing over an empty crib as she prepares for baby in the nesting process

The Mental Load of NESTING: What Your Support Partner Needs to Know

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Nesting before baby is not meant to be a solo endeavor— how can you get help and support?     Cleaning. Organizing. Re-Organizing. Decluttering. Preparing for baby ...   You may have heard of the “mental load of motherhood”...

New Babies: Seasons of Change, Excitement, & Grief

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It’s April … and in our house, that means it’s BABY MONTH!   Yes, all three of our boys will have April birthdays, and we are here for it! As number three is about to come...

The Amazing Eli: Thriving with Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome

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Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year to raise awareness of conditions commonly unknown to the public. Two-year-old Eli Amundson is 1 in under 500 individuals around the world...

The Post-Holiday Purge: Declutter Your Life In 2021

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Tips to help you declutter after the holidays when your life and home are overflowing with TOO. MUCH. STUFF.    One of the many joys of having little kids is that magical feeling during the holidays,...

Oh, How Those Little Years Go By …

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"The great paradox of parenting is that it moves in both slow motion and fast speed."   -unknown   How is it that motherhood becomes such an integral part of who we are that we almost forget...

Enjoy the Ride: A Celebration of Down Syndrome!

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Ah, yessss! October is here. Time to breathe in the crisp, cool air and take in the beauty of fall. For us, October also means a month-long celebration and advocating for individuals with Down...