Meet Lea Clark, the St. Louis American Girl Doll

Meet Lea Clark, the St. Louis American Girl Doll

Meet Lea, a St. Louis kid growing up in trendy Lafayette Square. Her dad is a professor at Wash U and her mom is renovating a house in Old North St. Louis. She likes Ted Drewes, the City Museum and taking friends to Forest Park.  Oh. And she’s a doll. An American Girl Doll.  …

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…

Cake or Pie? Cheesecake Please.

Cake or Pie? Cheesecake Please.

My grandmother made a pretty awesome cheesecake that was super simple. I think it came off the wrapper from the cream cheese, but who cares? Awesome cheesecake is awesome. Today I’m going to be presenting a very awesome Cheesecake Pie on Show Me St. Louis sometime around 10am. That is, as long as I don’t…

Inside Fun is Epic

Inside Fun is Epic

I remember creeping around a dark and smoky room, laser gun in hand. My vest started blinking…again…and one of Ryan’s friend’s started cackling behind me. “I got Ryan’s mom!” he crowed. That was probably the last time I play laser tag with a bunch of seven year old boys. Now don’t get me wrong. I…

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…

How I Saved Money Cutting the Cord

How I Saved Money Cutting the Cord

This week I’m focusing on my family’s decision to cut the cord and drop kick our cable package. On Monday I gave some tips on cord cutting, Tuesday I talked about things you could watch online and today…let’s talk money. As in, how much can I really save cutting the cord? Well…it’s going to depend on…

So You Cut the Cord…What Can You Watch on Streaming TV

So You Cut the Cord…What Can You Watch on Streaming TV

We cut the cord just in time for 2016! Are you also thinking about getting rid of your expensive cable package and watch free or cheap streaming TV off the internet? It’s never been easier to be a cable cutter–there’s so much out there to watch! Yesterday I give you 7 Tips on Cutting the…

The Arch is Closed for Remodeling…well, the inside anyway.

The Arch is Closed for Remodeling…well, the inside anyway.

The Gateway Arch just turned 50! And for it’s birthday, CityArchRiver has been giving it a major overhaul. With mixed feelings, I have to report that the Arch is closed for some serious remodeling. You can not ride the tram to the top until March, but you can still walk around the grounds and visit…