Kristi Denner

Kristi Denner
Kristi, a small-town IL farm girl, finally feels she can call St. Louis “home” after 8 years. She and her husband Dan have three boys – Carson, Harrison (who happens to be rocking an extra chromosome), and Nelson. A former Parkway teacher, Kristi now stays home with her boys and leads a local MOPS group. A ripple of life changes quickly taught her that adapting and pivoting is the name of the game: starting over in a new state, full-time working mom to stay-at-home mom, battling PPD, navigating Down syndrome and Autism diagnoses, and most recently walking the painful road of grief after the loss of her brother. Her faith roots have been her lifeline, and she always seeks to be a voice of truth, compassion and hope, especially in the messy. She is passionate about advocating for individuals with special needs, sharing encouragement through the roller coaster of life, and supporting moms in overall health and wholeness so they can show up just as they are in every season of motherhood.

I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions

This post originally ran in January, 2022. I quit making resolutions.  Don’t get me wrong … I want to grow, to improve myself, and to set and accomplish goals. I want to be the best mom,...

Develop Strong + Safe Swimmers: 8 Things To Love About Foss Swim School

Make Foss Swim School your partner in water safety (and fun!)   We are a water-loving family, so gaining a love for water and developing water safety is very important to us. I enrolled my 18-month-old...
three women in pink hospital gowns as they get mammograms during breast cancer awareness month

A Mammogram Could Save your Life: Fight Breast Cancer with Early Detection!

  Breast Cancer.   Aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Chances are, you know and love someone who has been affected by breast cancer. When it...

7 of the BEST St. Louis Farmers Markets

Summer is Farmers Market season and we have got you covered!  Here are some of the best St. Louis area Farmers Markets.   Soulard Farmers Market Located at a Grand Hall, 730 Carroll Street, St. Louis,...

A Diagnosis of HOPE

You’re never alone with Mercy Fetal Care by your side.    “Your baby’s genetic testing shows a high chance of Trisomy 21…”   “What exactly is Trisomy 21? Did I do something to cause this? What does this...
The Bach Society of St. Louis Christmas Candlelight Concert

The Bach Society’s Christmas Candlelight Concert

STLMom is thrilled to share this sponsored post for The Bach Society with you!   Sounds of the Season: Celebrate the Holidays by Christmas Candlelight      It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The Bach Society is back in...

Everyday Inclusion: Building A Better World For Our Kids

We often talk about inclusion in terms of classroom placement and integration, but what about everyday life? To me, inclusion outside of the classroom walls is just as important. While camping a few weekends ago,...
a pumpkin spice latte in a mug on a table next to pumpkins

PRAISE BE! Healthy, Keto-Friendly PSL Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall

Are you Team PSL or Team PSL is Overrated?   September is here, and we all know what that means, right?! Pumpkin Spice!!!   Now, I realize there are two types of people in this world - team “PSL...
a pregnant mom standing over an empty crib as she prepares for baby in the nesting process

The Mental Load of NESTING: What Your Support Partner Needs to Know

Nesting before baby is not meant to be a solo endeavor— how can you get help and support?     Cleaning. Organizing. Re-Organizing. Decluttering. Preparing for baby ...   You may have heard of the “mental load of motherhood”...

New Babies: Seasons of Change, Excitement, & Grief

It’s April … and in our house, that means it’s BABY MONTH!   Yes, all three of our boys will have April birthdays, and we are here for it! As number three is about to come...