Anna Beck

Anna Beck
Anna Beck lives in University City with her three young children and husband. She is an attorney and journalist, and maintains the blog, Anna loves visiting kid-friendly spots around the city and can also be found baking in her kitchen with her toddlers. She loves connecting with other moms around St. Louis and talking about motherhood, work-life balance and healthy living.
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How to Form a Mom Community in your own Neighborhood

Connect to your neighborhood with these tips for crafting your own mom community!   About a year ago, I would sit in my front yard with my kids and notice mothers taking their babies or young...
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The Magic of Motherhood during the Holidays

When December hit, I started feeling extra emotional. I have this print on my kitchen counter that local card maker, Curly Girl Design, made a few years ago. It hits me every time I...
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An Oatmeal Cookie You’ll Want to Make

  You will want to save this oatmeal cookie recipe to bake on repeat!   In St. Louis, August means back-to-school is here. As a mom, this has brought with it a lot of emotions in recent years....

Navigating Social Media as a Mother

How adept are you at navigating social media?   When I’m talking to a new mom, I find myself always giving the same piece of advice: “Don’t compare yourself to other moms on social media.”  It’s...
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Simmering Stovetop Scent: Fill your Home with the Smell of the Holidays

Gift some holiday simmering stovetop scent this season, or keep it for yourself!   Last winter, my neighbor came to my house with a little package in a dish. She explained you put the contents on...

What Moms Can Look Forward To When the Weather Gets Colder

Colder, shorter days call for a mental reset.   As soon as the time changes in the fall, my mind starts to think about the cold weather looming and dark evenings that lie ahead. I instantly...
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Motherhood: A Time to Be a Child Again

When I had my first child, I was suddenly taken back in time. I started imagining the cookies we would bake together, pool days, birthday parties, lemonade stands, and the zoo and parks we...
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Homemade Cookies: When You Just Need A Big Batch

When only homemade cookies will do.     With three little ones, I have been all about convenience lately. I’ve been spending less time in the kitchen and more time playing. But, when it comes to baking,...
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How to Enjoy Baking with Toddlers

    Flour plus small hands usually equals a big mess. That may deter some parents from baking with their children, especially when their children are small and may spill easily. But baking in the kitchen...