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Compassion Fatigue: It’s a Real Thing!

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  When I began facing my mom's health issues eight years ago, I felt alone. However, as this journey progresses, I’ve learned that many of us face taking care of parents at some point in...
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Moms as Gardeners: Intentionally Reaping What You Sow

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  I am a gardener! Every year, for the past three years, my children and I go into our backyard and decide what we want to plant. We pick a spot, dig up the ground, and...
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Emotions 101

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Emotions run wild in motherhood; if only there was a class for that ...     Hello Class!   Simmer down ... today, we are discussing emotions and how they affect us. Merriam – Websters Dictionary defines emotions as...
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New Years Day and Beyond: Crafting Indoor Fun for 2021!

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The year 2020 was a whole year of figure it out! We have learned to adapt, to compromise, to appreciate the smaller things in life. Some of us have learned to keep to ourselves,...

Representation Matters: Kamala Harris, Leading by Example

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  Y'all, we have our first female VP!   I know we are still working out some kinks, but this is huge!!!! For years, I did not think our country was ready to have a woman in...

I Heart My Local YMCA

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When is the last time you checked out all that the YMCA has to offer in your community?     A couple of months ago, I enrolled my two kids in soccer at my local Bayer YMCA...
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Balancing Mom Guilt and Caregiver Guilt

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Being a mom is tough.   From birth, we have so many decisions to make about our children: bottle-feed or breastfeed, pampers or diapers, public school, private school, or home school. The decisions we must make...

Please Read! | Literacy Paves the Way

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Literacy starts well before a child can read. Foster a love of books in your children! What’s your pleasure? Dr. Seuss, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter … I was a Goosebumps girl myself. If...

Summer Crafts: A Season of Creativity and Fun

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Getting creative with summer crafts can make staying at home a whole lot of fun! Summer of 2020… What to say? We stayed in the house ALL summer, couldn’t find a pool for sale at ANY...

Happy Sandwich Generation Month!

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July is Sandwich Generation month! Or at least a google search led me to believe that it was at one point. Nonetheless, we are declaring it at St. Louis Moms Blog! No, not the yummy food...