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Working remotely with toddlers at home calls for restructuring your entire routine.   I have the high honor of playing the role of chaos coordinator and business mama Monday- Friday. Weekends, I like to say I’m “off-duty,” but when...
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We've all heard the jokes about how moms can never get sick. But, when you're a single mom, and there is a serious diagnosis, it ceases to be funny. It started with a phone call. Doctors aren't supposed to give...
Fire Safety Week is October 4 - October 10.  Confession: I’m a low-key “prepper.” I put together a basement stash for tornado season, pack my car for winter weather emergencies, and now post-COVID, have a small stock of toilet paper...
We may feel so alone as we struggle through the virtual learning phase of the pandemic, but I see you, Moms, doing the best that you can. It's 11:20, and our next zoom meeting starts at 12:30. I rush my...
You were made for this. This is the unfamiliar, uncharted, unwanted territory of the great unknown. This is motherhood 2.0 on steroids without an instruction manual. This is the season of save yourself, hold on to your relationships, drink more coffee...
Mothering without a mom doesn't mean her influence is lost. I lost my mom ten years before my first baby was born. There are so many moments I miss her physical presence as I tackle my own motherhood journey. Moments...
I have never liked to ask anyone for help. It's uncomfortable, and it makes me feel needy and weak. On the flip side- I love to help other people! I take it as a compliment when someone asks me...
Welcome independence along with the new school year.   Like most parents, I’m struggling with a variety of parenting anxieties as we settle back into the screen-routine for school. The questions nag persistently in my brain amidst my boys’...
With school starting up again, one thing a lot of parents have questions about is reading, especially how to get started and how to encourage it. My son is nowhere near reading age yet, but once he is, we will...
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 there is one thing that...

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Foss Swim School is now OPEN in Ballwin!

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This post was created by and sponsored by FOSS Swim School.   We're so happy to welcome swimmers back to our pools! As we, like all...