We are re-sharing this post on 314 Day ... show those new mom friends how incredible it is to live in STL!     There’s one thing I’ve struggled with here in St Louis …making friends. I have lots of acquaintances but...
Sometimes, we all need to feel appreciation. Have you ever wondered what you mean to the people in your life?     The countdown has begun. In just a few short weeks, I will stand under the marriage canopy and start my...
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 it is getting a bit...
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-...

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...
  As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are resharing this post with you.   In the United States, about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced physical (including sexual) violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner. ...
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...
"Somewhere in the midst of grief, people don't realize you've lost yourself, too." I remember hearing these words, silently nodding. Given to me by someone who had lost a parent as well, I kept thinking, more like promising myself, that...
I’ve never considered myself to be a great lover of the outdoors - sure, I appreciate a pretty vista and watching wildlife from afar, but the idea of being coated in bug spray and peeing in the woods never...
I know I’m not the only one to say this, but it’s been a year full of trials. Our resilience has been put to the test, especially as mothers. With the energy we’re giving out, it’s no wonder we’re...

In + Around STL

100 Things to Do in St. Louis During Spring Break

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Spring break is upon us! Sticking around St. Louis and looking for ideas to pass the time? We've put together 100 ideas that do...