When scrolling social media, how often do you see posts seeking medical advice or information? Asking friends, acquaintances, or others in parent groups gives us quick feedback and a feeling of community. People often post because the doctor’s office...
Life with food allergies is something I've dealt with since early childhood. Growing up, I had adverse reactions whenever exposed to my allergens but never knew how to put it into words for my parents. I did not get...
Take note: these cast tips will save you if your child ever breaks a leg!   My dad always told me, “When your child is hurt, you feel it.” When my 3-year-old son broke his leg this past month … boy,...
Need something to pull you back from the edge? These tips may help.    Life is hard. If you’re like most people who have been white-knuckling it through the last 18 months, you may be thinking, “I can’t handle one more...
March 2 is World Teen Mental Wellness Day   Happy March, everyone! I hope you and your family are doing well this year so far. Today I'm here to raise awareness of the mental health of our teens. We seriously need...
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Diabetes, I Hate You

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Six years ago, our world changed by a simple finger prick.   While we knew cold and flu season had been particularly brutal for us, what we didn't know was that a string of (what seemed like) disparate symptoms would change...
"Children don't choose to melt down. A meltdown is the lower brain's solution to overwhelm. The child has reached a threshold of tolerance and temporarily cannot meet the demands of the environment. We can help by offering presence and...
The life lessons that come from pulling weeds are both beautifully simplistic and deep rooted.   A few weeks ago, I was out in the backyard, pushing one of my boys on the swing set when my next-door neighbor approached me...
When someone you love suffers from Alzheimers, the grief process cycles over and over.     Season four of This is Us rocked me to my core. Don’t get me wrong, the entire series has me in tears every week, but season...
  So, you’ve heard it … clean, safe, and non-toxic skincare is the newest beauty fad, and it seems to be here to stay. I mean, it’s practically flooding our Facebook and Instagram pages these days. Not necessarily a bad...

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St. Louis Mom Swap + Shop

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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...