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There are a lot of things about being a mom that I'm good at, but being silly and spontaneous is not one of them. I have a very type A personality. I like to plan and organize and stay...
“Niii-Night” one of my two-year-olds whispered, as he wrapped himself in the hooded towel folding into child’s pose, laying his head down on the towel spread out on the bathroom floor. He’s pretending to sleep because he knows exactly...
No matter how much time you spend with your kids, you never truly know them until you leave them. Recently, I went with my husband to Northern California.  Savoring solo days in a bungalow with nearly deserted hikes along...
Let me introduce myself.  I’m “the girl with the gray hair”. That's it. That is how usually people refer to me. I'm 41 years old and have been living with gray hair for the last 30.  And yes, I'm the...

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Summer car trips can drag on for hours...sometimes days! Thanks to radio and mini-TVs we can entertain our children and easily pass the time away. Our family indulges in these luxuries, and are grateful for the relief they provide....
When my water broke six weeks early, I think my brain decided to check out for the rest of the day. As a trauma momma I’m well aware of dissociation, but I didn’t anticipate checking out while in labor. My...
A couple months ago I read an article about playground freeze-out. You meet someone and chat for a bit but that’s where it ends. I completely related to this story and shared it with my Moms Group on Facebook....
Have you heard of the book – The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman? Whether you’ve been married for 15 years or 15 minutes – this is a must read. (There’s even a book for kids!) I'm a big...
Vacation Races.  I can read your mind now....do those words belong together?  Maybe the thought alone of working out on vacation sounds like a terrible idea, but hear me out and read on.  I've completed races over the years...
Are you ready for some fun bacon facts?? I mean, who WOULDN'T be? We chatted with our friends at Missouri-based, Burgers' Smokehouse (available at local Schnucks & Dierbergs stores!) to get the details on what you need to look for in bacon. The...

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Living in the Lou: Florissant Has All That and More!

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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...