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…

Get into the Magic House for Free

Get into the Magic House for Free

The Magic House is the premier place to play in St. Louis for little kids. It’s fun and sneaks in just the right amount of education when the kids aren’t looking. I’m not sure when the Magic House got so expensive–but you can avoid that $10 a head ticket price if you wait for a…

Lights, Camels, Action: Way of Lights

Lights, Camels, Action: Way of Lights

Nothing says Merry Christmas more than a million twinkle lights. Or maybe camels. Nope, there’s really nothing that says Merry Christmas more than a couple of Christmas camels. And a baby yak. Yup, it’s Christmas time at the Way of Lights. So bundle up the kids and head to Belleville, IL, for a night of…

9 Must See Christmas Light Displays in St. Louis

9 Must See Christmas Light Displays in St. Louis

Are you ready to get your twinkle on? Grab some hot cocoa, download the holiday tunes and put your kids in the car–it’s time to take a drive through some of St. Louis’ best Christmas light displays! Every year we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with trip to a couple of these festive light shows. There’s something for everyone! Some…

Happy Birthday Gateway Arch!

Happy Birthday Gateway Arch!

The Gateway Arch officially turns 50 years old in October and they’re throwing a huge birthday party! The party will be on Saturday Oct. 24 in Kiener Plaza, just west of the Arch, with more events on Oct. 28, the date the Arch was completed back in 1965. The Arch 50 Fest on Saturday will have…

FREE Children’s Garden and Best of Missouri Market

FREE Children’s Garden and Best of Missouri Market

Summer’s flowers maybe faded memories, but fall is fantastic, too! And when it’s free…well, what could be better? Yes, this fall, from now until November 1st, admission to the Children’s Garden is totally free! The Children’s Garden is the city’s best playground, tucked inside the wonder that is Henry Shaw’s gift to St. Louis: the Missouri…

Explore Nature (without the mud): Powder Valley Nature Center

Explore Nature (without the mud): Powder Valley Nature Center

The kid is standing in mud up to his ankles and all excited about a frog we found. Me? I’m trying to think how I’m going to get those shoes clean again. Ug. Next time, we’re going to Powder Valley. If you want to take the kids for a nature hike, but don’t want to deal…