Use Your Noodle to #WIN an Awesome Recipe Contest

Use Your Noodle to #WIN an Awesome Recipe Contest

Ever think about how freakin’ versatile noodles are? Need dinner quick? Noodles. Need to feed a picky toddler? Plain noodles. Need to impress your mother-in-law? Fancy noodles. Tired of Italian? Japanese noodles. Don’t want to cook at all? Noodles & Company. I happen to be pretty fond of Noodles & Co, so when they asked me to help them…

Boys! Can’t we just get along?

Boys! Can’t we just get along?

Last night I bribed my teen to play with his little brother. “I’ll give you 2 bucks,” I texted to him. “And a cookie.” My kids are 8 and half years apart, a vast difference that’s both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, its way easier to raise a second child when the…

Goodwill Thrifting: Chalk Paint to the Rescue

Goodwill Thrifting: Chalk Paint to the Rescue

I love to go thrift shopping at Goodwill–bargain hunting for a good cause? Sign me up! Besides, I’m way too lazy to have a yard sale,so whenever our closets start to overflow we put together a Goodwill bag and send our gently used items off to find a new home. There’s a MERS/Goodwill a few miles from…

42 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in St. Louis

42 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in St. Louis

Mother’s Day is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy your day. You deserve it mom! Here’s a whole bunch of ways you can celebrate your special day around St. Louis–with or without the kids. It’s your day, after all! Celebrate it the way that makes YOU happy. So what would you like to do? Go…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

We all feel like our kids aren’t listening to us…but what if they really can’t hear us? Scary thought, isn’t it? If you’ve ever wondered about your child’s ability to hear, but didn’t want to schedule a test with the pediatrician, I’ve got a free event you’ll definitely want to check out. The Center for…

Gateway to Fun: Grant’s Farm

Gateway to Fun: Grant’s Farm

(note: Grant’s Farm opens for the 2016 season THIS WEEKEND) What do you get when you combine a small zoo, a historic place and a bit of corporate good citizenship? Well, if you’re in St. Louis…you’ve got Grant’s Farm! This is one of our favorite places to visit with the kids and I’m sure it…

Date Night: Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition at Anheuser-Busch

Date Night: Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition at Anheuser-Busch

Yesterday was National Beer Day, otherwise known as the anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition! Every native St. Louisian worth their hops knows that local brew king August A. Busch, Jr. pulled out all the stops on April 7, 1933, marking the day that his family company could get back to business–and many St. Louisians could get back to…

Throwback Thursday: Catapult into Fun

Throwback Thursday: Catapult into Fun

I was wandering through Walmart today and noticed the store was replacing Easter goodies with summer gear: lawn chairs, tents, squirt guns…and pool noodles. Oh, how a crafty mamma loves to get her hands on a pool noodle! Have you seen all the things you can do with these? You can make obstacle courses out…