Carol Kerber

Carol Kerber
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Carol is married with four kids, who range in age from 10 to 20-years-old. She moved to St. Louis when she was 12, and except for four years living in Southern California as a newlywed, she’s lived here since. As a Mizzou graduate, Carol began her post-college career in publishing, and then switched gears to teach early elementary. Since having kids, she has been lucky enough to stay home with them. The Kerbers call Castlewood Stables in Ballwin their home, and all of their neighbors run around on four legs. While this lifestyle seems a bit foreign to her nature, being part of the STL Mom team is just the opposite. Carol has always loved to write but had never really given that dream wings until now. Being part of the St. Louis Mom team fulfills both the editor and writer in her spirit, and she gets to write about what she knows best: being a mom.

We are Destined to Fail … Now What?

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Our kids will fail ... embrace it.   This is a story of two brothers.  One had his fair share of struggles: Speech delays, Fine motor issues, ADHD, Anxiety, Reading fluency issues … The other did not. One felt like...

St. Louis Mom’s Guide to Local Sweetheart Dances

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Looking to make some sweet memories with your little Valentines? Check out this round up of St. Louis area Sweetheart Dances, sure to spark an evening you won't soon forget! Sweetheart Dance at The Heights 8001...

St. Louis Mom Guide to Winter Break Camps

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Winter break is right around the corner and we have crafted a list of area Winter Break Camps to keep your kiddos happy and engaged! Spots fill quickly so sign up soon!     314 Training Academy 1427...
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Christmas: Giving Kids the True Santa Experience

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This post originally ran in 2022.   "Santa is real, but not who you think." Now that my youngest knows the “truth” about Santa, I want to shift our mindset toward the holidays. The “truth” that they each...

‘Tis Always the Season for the Missouri Poison Center

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The holiday season is quickly approaching– heck, some enthusiasts consider it already here! Regardless of whether you pull out the holiday decor in September or December, it's important to remember that amid our traditions...
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Kirkwood Parents as Teachers: A Resource for the Whole Family

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Get to know your local Parents as Teachers program!   Let’s set the stage: You are a parent of young children. You have had A. DAY. with said young children. One is still not sleeping through the...

St. Louis Mom Guide to Black-Owned Businesses

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August is Black Business Month, and we are privileged to highlight some of the businesses that enrich St. Louis. Supporting locally-owned Black businesses strengthens our community and celebrates the diverse culture that makes up our city. Alibi...

Dorm Items for your College Kid: Keep it Simple-ish, But Cozy

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With back-to-school around the corner, we’re resharing our post about the dorm items that will make your child’s room cozy!   Do you have a high school senior heading to college in the fall?  It may...
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An Exhausted Mom’s Intro to Sleep Apnea

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Apparently, I snore. It started during my pregnancy years and has slowly gotten worse. I didn’t think much of it— I just considered it to be another one of those ways my body changed after having...
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8 Common Scenarios that Call For The Missouri Poison Center

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  When scrolling social media, how often do you see posts seeking medical advice or information? Asking friends, acquaintances, or others in parent groups gives us quick feedback and a feeling of community. People often...