Author Archive | Katie Marischen


Unexpected and Inexpensive Birthday Gifts

The older your kids get and the more families you meet, the more birthday parties you’ll find yourself balancing. If you’re lucky, the invite will say “No Gifts Please”, but even then, I find myself showing up empty handed when everyone else brought something anyway! The unending parties can get expensive. It’s unnecessary, especially for […]

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Indoor Birthday Party Venues for Little Ones

St. Louis weather is wonderful, isn’t it? It’s hard to count on a beautiful day for a birthday party with little kids, but luckily there are lots of fun indoor options! Play Street Museum Ideal for children over 1. Perfect for preschoolers! What: An interactive children’s museum. Where: St. Charles When: Evenings & Weekends How […]

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Helping A Family in Crisis

The last few months of our life with a sick baby have been overwhelming to say the least. Our son was born with a congenital kidney defect. We always thought that he would have surgery around his first birthday and everything would be pretty routine for this minor condition. A few months later, things had […]

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Nesting for Number Two

Preparing for a baby the first time around was basically me doing absolutely everything that any mother around me suggested. I think I had 5 diaper/wipe baskets and a million jars of nipple cream around our house. We are just days or weeks away from bringing home our second and I have edited my nesting […]

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