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  “Oh, I dress my girls in similar colors when I have them out in public - especially when I’m alone,” I told a friend when she asked why my girls seem to always wear similar outfits. She looked at me...
Know someone with weather anxiety? These tips may help!     My favorite movie of all time is The Wizard of Oz. At age two, I had a stuffed animal named Toto, and, as an eleven-year-old, when my family moved to Kansas,...
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 proud serving in the Army...
Living in the Lou: Lindenwood Park originally ran in March, 1010   We moved to Lindenwood Park from the Dogtown area last summer, and we absolutely love it. We chose the area because it is central to all of our activities....
Eating healthy and dining out can absolutely go hand in hand!     I guess you could say I was forced to learn the tricks of the trade when it came to eating healthy while dining out. Forced? For lack of a...
How do you help a child to say goodbye?   I've lived in Saint Louis for 30 years. That is pretty much all of my adult life. I raised my children here. I made my friends here. I started my career...
“What are you doing for your mom for Mother’s Day?”   “We’re taking her to brunch.”   This was a lie. Well, sort of. We were taking my Mother-in-Law to brunch. MY mom had been gone for 11 years. The lie seemed easier...
May the fourth be with you. Such a fun play on words for the typical Star Wars universe saying, "May the force be with you," which is used to wish someone goodwill or good luck. The appropriate response is,...
Living in the Lou: Wentzville originally published in March, 2020.   When I tell people I live in Wentzville, they react predictably. First, they all gasp. Then, they follow up with one of two questions:   “Why? Isn’t that – like – super...
May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! As I grow older, maybe wiser, I find myself drawn to my ethnic roots. I want to connect on a deeper level to the people who existed before me. People who...

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  Why do I love Florissant? History. Culture. Diversity. Hidden back roads. Amazing river views. 20 parks. And, the best neighbors anyone could ask for.       Florissant...