7 Awesome Picnic Parks in St. Louis Your Kids Will Love

7 Awesome Picnic Parks in St. Louis Your Kids Will Love

I love a good picnic, but I’m usually too busy (or scatter brained) to actually plan a good picnic. Besides, I pack enough lunches for school, so when it comes to picnic time…I cheat. My family picnics are usually pretty spontaneous, like after a fun day at the Train Museum or a hike around the Botanical Garden, we’ll have a…

Gateway to Fun: St. Louis Science Center

Gateway to Fun: St. Louis Science Center

The St. Louis Science Center is a must see destination for families with kids. Where else can you dig for dino bones, explore space, make a tornado, feel an earthquake and pretend to be a byte on the information super highway? Oh, and did I mention…it’s FREE! The Science Center is actually two buildings–the “old”…

15 Spring Break Ideas for Kids in St. Louis

15 Spring Break Ideas for Kids in St. Louis

Spring break weather is always a little dicey in St. Louis—it could be nice enough for a family picnic in Forest Park or you could end up on a sled ride down Art Hill! The smart mom will plan for indoor activities, but will be ready to toss those aside for a spontaneous hike through…

Springtime Village at Purina Farms

Springtime Village at Purina Farms

Spring has many heralds in St. Louis: the Cardinals are playing in Jupiter, the Missouri Botanical Garden is sprouting crocus (croci?) and Purina Farms is hosting the Spring Time Village.   On March 16, 2016  Purina Farms in Gray Summit–just a big bunny hop from Eureka–will open for business once again! Springtime Village, the Farm’s annual nod to Easter,…

It’s Cold Outside! 12 + Awesome Indoor Places to Play in St. Louis

It’s Cold Outside! 12 + Awesome Indoor Places to Play in St. Louis

It’s way to cold to play outside, but where can you take the kids to play in St. Louis where it’s always warm and dry? Some place that doesn’t sell cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets? Here’s awesome 10 ideas! Please note that not all these places are open all the time, so check before you go. The…

St. Louis Staycation Passport (Spring Break Edition)

St. Louis Staycation Passport (Spring Break Edition)

Spring Break is here people! Are you ready for a fun staycation with the kids? If you’re planning on hanging out in St. Louis during the school break I’ve got you covered with a fun activity that will plan out your week and serve as a fun keepsake. Plus, it will keep your kid busy…

When a Tea Party is Art

When a Tea Party is Art

I was invited to the most interesting tea party the other day. No, not by my kid–I have boys so we missed the boat on the whole imaginary tea party concept. This party was at a local art gallery, and the objet d’art were…teapots. I had a chance to mingle with the sort of people who have time to…

No More Overdue Books for County Kids…or is it?

No More Overdue Books for County Kids…or is it?

Wow! Did you hear that St. Louis County will no longer charge parents for their kid’s overdue books & DVDs?  My first reaction was not what you’d think. I just imagined row upon row of empty shelves after children stop returning their books… But the new policy isn’t that crazy. If a children’s book or…