This year Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, lands on November 30th, which is the perfect time to get your kids in the real holiday spirit before December 1st gets here and their minds are filled with the...
I am in a new season of life. I have been either pregnant or nursing for the past ten years with just a few months in between.     It hasn't been easy. We had two miscarriages along the way (2008 &...
Social injustices are dominating our conversations. We never should have grown silent to them. We need to learn, speak up, and listen. We all have responsibilities, and they do not fade when the news cycle turns.   If you're like me...
Have you ever made soap foam with your kids?   Here’s an easy sensory play idea that’s perfect for a day inside. Soap foam can be used in several play activities.   How to Make the Soap Foam   You’ll Need Dish soap or baby...
When we started fostering, hubby and I were very clear that we were doing it with each kiddo's best interest at heart.  We didn't get into fostering because we were infertile or dreamed of adopting a sweet newborn with...
This post about being the new mom in town originally ran in 2020, and in honor of National Friendship Day, we are sharing it again with you!   I was the new mom in town a few years ago - literally...
Tonight I sit with a heavy heart anticipating the end of life of a friend. Another life ravaged by a cancer diagnosis. A mom, but not yet a grandma. A sister, a daughter, a friend. Gone too soon. The inequity...
Nothing is scarier as a mom than your children's health and well-being being in jeopardy. When your child is sick, it consumes you. It takes the normal "mom crazy" and raises it to a new level. When my daughter...
To the dad (and husband) who supported me during my depression: There were days you would come home from work and find me in the same shirt for the second day in a row (it was even the shirt I...
You guys. We did it. We made it through another St. Louis winter and we are now being rewarded with long days of sunshine and warmth (and, yes, some rain, flooding, and a funnel cloud or two spinning through...

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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...