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Meg Smidt

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Be Patient With Yourself As You Evolve, Mama

  It's h a r d  to live in a society where the expectations surrounding us in our day-to-day lives are ...   ... instant, now, needed it yesterday, give me the 3-step formula, take the magic...

Be a Step Ahead this National Stepfamily Day (Part Two)

This is part two of a two-part series in honor of National Stepfamily Day.    I hope you were able to catch the first part of this post yesterday for Stepfamily Day.   I just had way too...
Stepfamily Day

Be a Step Ahead this National Stepfamily Day (Part One)

This is part one of a two part series in honor of National Stepfamily Day. Catch part two tomorrow!     National Stepfamily Day is celebrated annually on September 16 and was founded by stepparent Christy Tusing-Borgeld in 1997.    Have...

Living in the Lou: Have the Perfect Date with your Mate in Benton Park

For a fun day out or a date night, Benton Park is the place to be!   When we moved back to St Louis from Arizona in 2018, we knew we wanted to live in the...

Encouraging Military Moms on Armed Forces Day, and Every Day

Typically, the month of May is all about honoring mom with Mother’s Day, but with Armed Forces Day being May 15th, I absolutely want to honor two of my sons who make me so...

The Power of Being Present: Life is a Journey, and Your Journey Matters

As a mom, coach, and friend, I know all too well how challenging it is to stay focused on the present, what is right in front of you, instead of looking behind or too...

March 20th Is International Day of Happiness and We All Need It

I can’t think of anything we all need more in our lives right now besides International Day of Happiness. I’m sure you’re with me on this.    It happens on March 20th every year ... and...

Managing Stress and Relationships

Relationships can be H A R D ... am I right?   Maybe someone in your immediate family battles with addiction or mental illness, or perhaps someone very close to you tends to be narcissistic or...

Mentoring Matters for Moms, Too

I have had the immense honor of mentoring people personally and professionally ever since I was a teenager (so, for a really long time ... ). I have had wonderful experiences being mentored along...

How to Let Your Heart be Light this Holiday Season

It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and lose sight of everything joyful and wonderful that is right in front of us.   Can you relate?   While...