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I thought I had it all figured out, this work-life balance thing. I am lucky enough to have a toddler who sleeps pretty regularly until 7:30 or 8, so if I get up at 6, I can get some...
Ever since I can remember, one of my favorite views has been of the St. Louis Arch. This view has always represented home for me. I was born south of St. Louis in Festus, Missouri. As I grew older,...
You will hear it from everyone, but becoming a mom is HARD! It has always been hard, but there has been a little bit of a change in the idea of a “village”. People are busy, time flies and...
Who knew waking up on February 5, 2018 that our lives would change forever. This is the day we got the call from my husband's cousin to see if we would be interested in fostering her sister's baby that...
Having a premature baby can be a scary experience. Actually, it’s terrifying! It certainly was for me. Holding that beautiful baby that fits into the palm of your hands at just three small pounds, thinking "wow, what a miracle."...
We were 30,000 feet in the air and I was dreading this trip. It was our second trip to St. Louis and the first one after deciding that the South would no longer be home. I turned to my...
In my last post, I discussed our passion for traveling with our kids. Whether you are dreaming of an international expedition or an overnight at a local wilderness lodge, here are some general guidelines we’ve found useful during our...
For our family, summertime means travel and adventure.  Our boys are 5 and 7 years old and since their early years, we have instilled wanderlust as a family value.  From Missouri road trips to overseas journeys to eat gelato...
I was sitting on a bench with my kids in the middle of the Children’s Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden the moment I fell in love with St. Louis. My husband and I were in the middle of transitioning...
I'm a sucker for a good Disney Movie and last fall the stage was set for binge watching princess movies to my heart's delight.  My daughter was three and a half - the perfect age - and I was in...

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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...