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There are people who love household tasks, and then there are people like me. I can intellectually understand the peaceful — even joyful — potential of acts like cooking, turning a pile of dirty dishes into clean ones, or folding...
It's true, I'm going minimal. It's been a long time coming, but decluttering my closet was the first step towards my intentions of living simpler and making more room for joy. Let me start by giving you a...
  We had just moved into our home the week before COVID officially showed up in St. Louis (talk about timing!). As the working-from-home life began, I set up in our sunroom on a card table and folding chair....
“Mama, breathe, there’s no award for being the hardest working mom of the year.”   This is more a reminder for myself, but if it is helpful for you—PLEASE take it. Thinking you’re the only one with reservations, second-guesses, or hesitation,...
I love a good cup of coffee, but most of the coffee I brewed at home never stood up to my favorite Starbucks Caffé Americano until I stumbled upon the pour-over coffee method earlier this summer. My morning routine began...
Oh, the clean dessert recipes, mom hacks, relatable stories of children washing their hair in the toilet, I need you. Where to find it? Instagram. Ask yourself, what would happen if you intentionally unfollowed accounts that make you feel...
My eldest child gets invited to a lot of birthday parties, and over the years, I’ve tried to get smarter about ways I can stay ready so I don’t have to worry about last minute gifts.  Enter the party...
When I was deciding what type of mom I wanted to be, one thing I knew was that I wanted to be a creative DIY mom. I wanted to have a sense of accomplishment from making things that my...
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 of the stores, and ALL...
Here are five of my favorite backyard science activities that my kids love. Scavenger Hunts Scavenger hunts are great way to spend time outside and connect with nature. Work on observation skills while having fun together as a family. There are loads...

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  There’s one thing I’ve struggled with here in St Louis …making friends. I have lots of acquaintances but really only a few true friends....