I’m teaching my daughter to live without me.  My mom hates it when I say this.  She hates it because the phrase automatically exudes gloom and doom.  And that’s not what I mean at all.  It’s not because I’m ill or...
Spring is near, and it's the perfect time to clean out your closets and declutter your home while enjoying a break with other moms!  Let's get rid of unused items and swap for a few things as we enter a...
“How long have you been dealing with the severe constipation and the skid marks in your underwear?”  The boy before me looked up with a mixture of exasperation and defeat.  “My entire life,” he said.  He was 18 years old.  This young man...

Feeling 40 and Fabulous

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I recently turned 40, and for years I assumed I’d arrive at this milestone feeling rather ‘middle aged’, but instead I was surprised to find that I feel 40 and Fabulous! On the big day, I celebrated with friends...
One of life’s biggest mysteries, like why all the Tupperware lids go missing and the exit of only one sock when two go in the dryer: Why do the kids always want to wear shorts, even when it is...
Over the course of my nearly 20-year career in the cosmetics industry, I amassed a huge collection of branded merchandise – from t-shirts to tote bags, office supplies to fashion accessories, and a seemingly endless supply of creams, cleansers,...
How can we foster healthy body image in today's world?   Content Warning (CW): mentions of disordered eating, symptoms related to eating disorders  “I don’t want to be more than 100 lbs.” “I saw that one of the side effects of my medication...
On a beautiful Saturday morning I attended a baby shower, celebrating a mama and her baby with other women of all generations. Instead of playing all the baby shower games and opening gifts, this was a simple and relaxing...
  Do you want to know some of the best fish fries in The Lou?  Look no further than this list of favorites compiled by one of our STLMom contributors!  Whether you’re a St. Louis native, a recent transplant, or somewhere...

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24 Hours at Union Station | The Ultimate STL Staycation

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Looking for the ultimate staycation in one of St. Louis’s most trademark historical landmarks? Look no further than our beloved Union Station! You’ll find...

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