Carol Kerber

Carol Kerber
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.
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Patriot Day: Sharing 9/11 with Our Children

Patriot Day is a National Holiday to honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001. As parents, we will never forget that day and often talk about where we were and what we were...
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The Death of a Chameleon: There’s No Wrong Way to Handle the Grief

  It was late as we came home from a family party. My husband, Kevin, was anxious to get the kids (and himself) to bed.   As he walked in the door, the sight of the chameleon...
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Celebrity Crushes and the Lists We Make :: How They Impact a Marriage

  Celebrity crushes. Got any?   I've been married for a long time— a really, really long time. Over the many years, my husband and I have joked about our "celebrity crush lists," basically celebrities we wouldn't...

Living in the Lou: Ballwin and Ellisville

  The suburbs of St. Louis have so much to offer. Both Ballwin and Ellisville, Missouri, sit about 30 miles west of downtown St. Louis and are regularly ranked as great cities to raise a...
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Promposals: I D🍩nut Want to go to Prom with Anyone but You

Promposals. Have you heard of them? They’re opportunities for high schoolers to come up with elaborately creative ways of asking each other to prom and most likely record the event for viral posterity. Perhaps...
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RV’s Aren’t Just for Retirees: Discover the Perfect COVID Getaway Vehicle

RV life.  It isn’t something I ever expected to experience, at least not before retirement. Yet, we own an RV.   I have a love/hate relationship with RV travel. There’s something about taking your four children, enough...
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Dig Deep To Learn it’s Okay to be Shallow

Sometimes when you dig deep, it forces you to embrace the shallow.   2021. Are we still pandemic-ing? Well, we're still asking ourselves: virtual or in-person? Work from home or at the office?  Curbside or delivery? Surprise–...
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Giving to Others this Season: A Community Lesson

One of the most meaningful lessons we can hope to take away from the year 2020 is the value of how we can serve our community by doing for (and giving to) others. Let's...
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Refueling In Flight: For Teens, a Soft Landing Isn’t Always Enough

As moms, we know how to provide a soft landing. But are we prepared to teach our kids the value of refueling in flight?     As a mom, I worry. I worry about my kids' physical...
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Understanding Teenagers: Fake It Until You … Yeah, Don’t Kid Yourself

Understanding Teenagers. Is that even a thing?  I'm pretty sure it's not. And even though we remember being teens ourselves, there's nothing we can take from that and apply now to unlock any mysteries. Come...