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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 $9.50 a head ticket price if you wait for a Free Family Night. Sponsored by…

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Share Your Favorite Make Ahead Meals

This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme is Make Ahead Meals! Do you have a great freezer casserole to share with our 13 blogs? If not, to check out today’s linky for inspiration! I know I’ll be scanning the linky later for ideas–the most I do for pre-planning dinner is BBQ enough chicken for two nights or fixing a…

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Mother’s Day Gifts for You (no, it’s not too early)

Questions moms ask: how can I get a Mother’s Day gift out of my child without guilt?? Mother’s Day is still a long way off, but you can start planning for an awesome gift RIGHT NOW. Yep Yucandu Art Studio in Webster wants to help your kid make an awesome piece of art for your special day. Kids from kindergarten to…

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5 Reasons You Need to go to Yucandu!

No, Yucandu is not an exotic island in the tropics…but it is just about as fun. And a little exotic. Yucandu is the ultimate crafty studio for kids and adults to make fun and funky art. Yucandu is an “open” art studio where you can wander in, grab supplies and get crafty! No experience required! They also have classes for…

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Green BEAN Delivery: Fruit and Veggies on your Doorstep (And a Coupon)

What if I said you could cut your grocery shopping time in half? Got your attention? Let me tell you how to get fresh fruit and veggies right to your door.  I received a free small produce bin from Green Bean Delivery for this review, however all opinions are my own.   Green BEAN Delivery is an online service that…

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Minecraft in Real Life: DIY Grass Blocks for Spring

Looking to put a little reality into your kid’s Minecraft play time? Try crafting some real grass blocks! Mitch and I made three different types of “real” Minecraft grass blocks for our “real” Steve. Two of them are just for show, since they are actual grass–but they look pretty cute on our window sill. Mitch also had fun making these!…

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How Do You Spring Clean? Seriously, I want to know…

This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme is Spring Cleaning! Do you have any spring cleaning tips to share with our 13 blogs? Or do you just want to check out the linky for inspiration? You’re sure to find something interest this week, so take a look. Ready for the party? Here’s the rules!   A few things to…

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14 Spring Break Ideas for Kids in St. Louis

Spring 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 the woods or romp in the…

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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 12, 2014  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, will be held from April…

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Minecraft Paper Toys: 3 Ways to Play (Free or Cheap)

Does your kid spend way too much time with Steve and the Creepers? Want to give him a break from Minecraft without causing a fuss? Then you’ll want to check out the following Minecraft paper toys you can buy or download! Let your kid take their mining and crafting from the gaming screen to the kitchen table with one of…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Link Your Best Green Ideas

This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme is St. Patrick’s Day! Do you have any St. Pat’s Day ideas/crafts/super fun things to share with our 13 blogs? Or do you just want to check out the linky for inspiration? You’re sure to find something interest this week, so take a look. Ready for the party? Here’s the rules! Be…

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If It’s March, It’s Morpho Mania

Hurrah! It’s my favorite month of the year, March! Why is March so great? March means spring is just around the corner, it’s my birthday month and the Butterfly House is once again having March Morpho Mania. What, you haven’t heard of Morpho Mania? Why, it’s only the best time ever to check out the Butterfly House in Chesterfield! This…

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