Join us at The Noble on Sunday, April 21st, from 1-4 p.m. for St. Louis Mom's premier event of the spring season: Flourish — a fulfilling celebration of motherhood, presented by Mercy in partnership with Siteman Cancer Center and...
I’ll never forget the day I told my boys they'd have a new little addition to add on to the crew. They all sat at the dinner table with different emotions of excitement, shocked, joyful and then there was...

Mommy Get-Tos

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Now into my late 40’s, I see and understand the gift of get-tos.  Motherhood has offered countless “get-tos”, and through those get-tos I get to draw closer to my children and understand who they are and who they are...
Recently, I was at an event surrounded by moms in various stages of motherhood. When I mentioned that I was a stay-at-home mom for many years, the husband of the couple I was talking to stopped me and said,...
  My tween usually goes to bed around 9:30 PM … but last night, we were both up way past our normal bedtimes. I sat on the side of her bed and tried my best to comfort her while she...

Moms Need A Break

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At a recent monthly mom’s group meeting, I finally realized why parenting feels so exhausting. A lot of what we do is unseen, even by us. Call it the Motherload, default parenting, the second shift, even married single mom,...
I’m teaching my daughter to live without me.  My mom hates it when I say this.  She hates it because the phrase automatically exudes gloom and doom.  And that’s not what I mean at all.  It’s not because I’m ill or...
One of life’s biggest mysteries, like why all the Tupperware lids go missing and the exit of only one sock when two go in the dryer: Why do the kids always want to wear shorts, even when it is...
Over the course of my nearly 20-year career in the cosmetics industry, I amassed a huge collection of branded merchandise – from t-shirts to tote bags, office supplies to fashion accessories, and a seemingly endless supply of creams, cleansers,...
How can we foster healthy body image in today's world?   Content Warning (CW): mentions of disordered eating, symptoms related to eating disorders  “I don’t want to be more than 100 lbs.” “I saw that one of the side effects of my medication...

In + Around STL

Picture Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch Spots in St. Louis

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If you haven't been to Rooster, what are you waiting for? Their brunch menu will convince you it was worth the trip! They specialize...