When I was 10, my parents explained to me, my brother, and my sister they were separating. We sat in our living room, in a new home we had lived in barely 5 months, to digest the news. Over...
As we get knee deep in the leaves of fall— the days getting shorter, the dark being longer than the light … I find myself literally in a debilitating place of GRIEF.      November 5th - February 5th. has now become...
From this day forward … Words exchanged. Promises made. Once upon a time, hopeful and desirous of a happy and seamless marriage. Perhaps initially naive about the pressures that would hover over the marriage. Maybe a little clueless to the way the...
Get ready for a night of fun with St. Louis Mom! Join us for Moms Night Out! You deserve it, girl! The Details  Location: Seven Gables Inn | 26 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton Date: Thursday, October 20th Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dress Code: Wear what...
Teamwork is the key ...   Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 8-year wedding anniversary!!! When I think about our love and the beautiful life we are building together for our sweet family, I think of what we always say-...
What does it take to get a girl to say yes?!?   Fifteen years ago today, (August 8) my husband proposed to me.     It was a warm summer evening in Saint Louis. My boyfriend of five years and I had spent the...
Earlier this week, we shared the evolution of friendships. Amy enforces this notion and the need for all of us to find our friendship comfort zone.       There is no one “right” way to do friendship as an adult, and especially as...
Encanto is a movie with something for everyone!   *****Spoilers Ahead*****   The movie “Encanto” was released on Christmas Eve of 2021. It was an instant hit. It has excellent music and a great message. My daughter had it turned on to watch...
"How did you start your book club?”   When I started a book club 10 years ago, I never thought I would be asked that question. I also didn’t think we would still be gathering every other month (or so) discussing...
Galentine Curated Crate items

Thank you, Galentine!

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A peppering of pinks, reds, and whites had taken over a St. Louis basement and living room for assembly night— a preemptive mini celebration to our St. Louis Mom gathering for the second annual Galentine's Crate pick-up.      It took two...

In + Around STL

Top 5 Must-Do Weekend Activities | December 8th-December 10th

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Here are our top 5 family-friendly activities for this weekend! Thank you Buzzed Bull Creamery for bringing this round up to our community!
a couple drinking coffee outside by Christmas lights on a date night

Local Holiday Date Night Ideas