Jessie Austermann

Jessie Austermann
Jessie is mama to two boys and a girl (Carter, Hudson and Remy) and wife to Greg. If they aren’t spending time in their backyard swimming, you can find Jessie and her crew hitting up local restaurants or at their all-time favorite STL spot, Grant’s Farm! Jessie spends her time working full time in Human Resources, and being on the board of her kids PTO!

Giving the Gift of Experiences: STL Edition

Looking for the best places in STL to gift experiences from? We are re-sharing this list, just in time for the holidays!   Every year we say that we are “cutting back on Christmas”. It has...

Quick and Easy, Sweet and Spicy Salmon

This post originally ran in June, 2020 - it’s so good we had to share it again!   I’m a big fan of a home-cooked meal. Despite the notion of summer bringing with it a slower...

Top Ten Reasons Start Right is the Preferred Breakfast of St. Louis Moms

Mornings are straight-up NUTS in my house— three kids, two different school drop-offs, a full-time job, and a 6-month-old at home. We do our best to get everything ready the night before … even...

Goldfish Swim School: Social Distancing for the Win!

Before the pandemic hit in March, my boys (ages 4 and 5) had the opportunity to attend swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School in Warson Woods. This place was the real deal: the amenities,...
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Backyard Activities: Top 10 “Amazon Prime” Ways To Shake Up Summer

With families staying home, these backyard activities can save your sanity this summer!   Here are my Top 10 Amazon Prime backyard activities to keep your kiddos busy over the next few months. With summer on...
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Navigating Newborn Life Without the Help of My Village

Maternity Leave. I was literally counting down the days. Eager to spend my time snuggling a newborn, recovering from childbirth, and honestly, getting away from traditional “work” for a bit. I was expected to have...
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STLMB Perspectives: Why Early Childhood Education Works for Us

If you would’ve asked me about sending my kids to preschool BEFORE I had kids, I would’ve told you that I wanted to keep them home, quit my job, and teach them ALL of...

Top Spots to Donate Baby/Kiddo Clothes

I am a mom of two boys with a third baby on the way. Up until a week ago, I was convinced this new little one would be a boy. WRONG. We are having...

Mama-Owned Business Spotlight: The Juice Bar Rock Hill

A good smoothie is my vice. Pre or post workout, as a meal replacement, an afternoon snack, you name it! After dropping my boys off at school one morning, I drove past a place...

Find Your Thing

When people used to ask me what my hobbies were…I would say, “well, I am married and have the cutest kids ever…and that takes up so much of my time!” After answering that, I...