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...
Relationships can be H A R D ... am I right?   Maybe someone in your immediate family battles with addiction or mental illness, or perhaps someone very close to you tends to be narcissistic or just plain forgetful. These traits...
Since we are in a love month, I thought it would be perfect to talk about dating your kids. When you think about dating, typically, you think of talking or the getting to know you stage. You fully invest in...
February is the perfect month to plan some at-home date nights!   Ahhhh, February! The second month of the year, or as some see it, the month of love. Beyond love, February, especially Valentine's Day, gives us all a time to...
When I recommend gifts for men for birthdays, Christmas, or Father’s Day, I tend to take a pragmatic approach. For Valentine’s Day, however, let’s spoil the men in our lives with something they want, not something they need. They...
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...
TRIGGER WARNING: I am about to talk about sex. I know not everyone is comfortable talking about sex. I am. Please proceed with caution.   Something has been on my mind for a while. I feel like we only talk about...
Even though I'm a pretty easy-going mom, I've still got my preferences ... I'll admit, I can be relatively rigid. I believe in rules for bedtimes, chores, screen-time, and school work. That said, my CoParent, my life partner, my...
Parents win the award for handling social isolation like freaking rockstars. Whether you're a Pinterest mama or just keeping your kids from killing themselves, you are flipping fantastic. But today I ask you to take a moment to collectively give...

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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...