Don’t miss these 11 Awesome St. Louis Christmas Lights

(updated for 2019) Get your twinkle on, it’s Christmas light time! Pour some hot cocoa in a travel mug, download your favorite holiday tunes and put your kids in the car–because I’ve got a list of St. Louis’ best Christmas light displays!  Every year we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with trip to a couple of these …

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How to Survive #Snowmageddon (with kids!)

You’ve got snow up to your eyeballs and bored kids. Now what? Here’s a few ideas on how to get through #Snowmageddon with your kids…and your sanity. I originally wrote this when the Midwest was getting whacked with the worst snowstorm since 1982. I was 12 during that snow, and I remember it pretty well. The …

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Baby Yoda Christmas Ornament made from green Model Magic and wearing a red Santa hat.

These are the Baby Yoda Christmas Ornaments You’re Looking For

Baby Yoda is the surprise star of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, and Star Wars fan’s can’t get enough of him. I know we can’t! Yes, yes, the baby is not really “Baby Yoda,” but even the biggest Star Wars geek has no better name for him. See, Yoda’s race was never identified. And here we are, …

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MAKE Fun: The Best STEM Toys and Books for Curious Kids

Does your kid love to build and take things apart? That great! Keep that curiosity and creativity alive by giving your kids lots of toys and DIY projects that encourage STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Mitch LOVES to build things and make his own toys from cardboard. Seriously, this kid has made a cardboard …

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Out of the Box Gifts for Older Kids and Tweens

Looking for gift ideas that are out of the ordinary? Here’s a bunch of things that Mitch and I have reviewed that are super cool and don’t involve any cartoon characters! Most everything here can be picked up on Amazon, but a couple things are local too. We have tween favorites, like where to get …

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Free Places for Santa Photos

There’s lots of places to get a photo with Santa during the Christmas season in St. Louis–did you know that some of them are TOTALLY FREE? –>FREE Photos with Santa<–  Gingerbread Village Party Nov. 30, 4-7 pm The Chase Park Plaza (main lobby) • 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis Check out an awesome St. Louis Gingerbread …

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