How will you be embracing the separation this holiday season?   The juggle of families at the holidays is always a challenge. Don’t get me wrong! It’s a great challenge to have. But it's a challenge nonetheless! Which family do you...
Remember when we were in grade school and making friends was as easy as asking someone to play with you? Or just to sit with them at lunch?   For me, I changed schools in grade school. I gained new friends...
I get all excited over a solid life insurance policy and a paid-off mortgage! I’m a money nerd that way.   I’ve been the woman to walk into a store and buy a room full of furniture with cash. I’ve also...
One whole year of being a Saint Louis Mom. I feel like that came quickly! Here's a brief summary of everything that has happened for us after our cross-country move at the one-year mark.   As soon as I set foot...
What do you think of a new year with no goals or resolutions?   It’s January, the time for everyone to set goals, make plans, feel inspired about the next year in their lives. I am not that person. I am...
The cold air is starting to drift upon us, and pretty soon, it will be out with the cold smoothies and in with the warm oatmeal. But what if I told you, you never have to eat a bowl...
International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8, 2021.   Some of my favorite moments from motherhood involve reading with my children. When they were little, we’d snuggle up every night before bed and read our favorites— like Goodnight Moon by...
This Halloween post originally ran in October, 2019.     I do not like horror movies. I always ran away from jokes related to spiritualism and all mediumistic activities. I hate seeing blood, and I only dare to go to cemeteries during...
Enjoy this fall post which originally ran in October, 2022!   Fall is a beautiful, magical time in our city.  It can also equally become ridiculously overwhelming if you try to do every activity St. Louis has to offer. Mamas, repeat after...
Hey! I’m back! If you remember, I’ve set out on a quest to find the perfect business self-help book, and I’m bringing you my results in a series of blog posts. Up first, I have two very different books:...

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Eating Through the STL Top 100 – 2024 Edition

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If you’ve read my food lists from the past couple of years, you will know that I wait in anticipation every April for the...