Jingle bells ringing, jolly elves singing, hot hot hot chocolate…all while clickity clacking through Downtown St. Louis on the Polar Express! What a way to celebrate the holidays! We’ve taken Mitch on the Polar Express train a couple of times now and it’s always pretty dang awesome. Magical even. And I’m happy to report that the Polar […]
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for memory making family activities! Get a photo with Santa, have him send a letter to your kid for just the cost of a postage stamp, see some holiday lights in St. Louis or trim your tree with homemade ornaments!
Gooey Butter cake is one of St. Louis’ best inventions and a delicious tradition for any gathering. But sometimes a plate of cookies is easier to share than a gooey pan of cake, dontcha think? There are several versions of the recipe used by professional bakeries–all with “super secret” ingredients. But most of us home […]
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I feel like I can officially welcome the Christmas spirit and all that holiday joy, happiness and…quite frankly madness…that comes along for the ride during this most festive time of year! The tree is up, there’s a chill in the air and I’ve even started my shopping…let the Christmas fun begin!
Ways Kids Can Show Kindness This Holiday Season When kids start thinking about Christmas, they tend to think about all the things THEY might get from Santa. But let’s turn that around and teach our kids that Christmas is about GIVING to others. It doesn’t have to be hard, just show a little kindness! Here’s […]
(Updated 2018) Nothing says Merry Christmas more than a million twinkle lights. Or maybe camels. And a baby yak. Way of Lights Yup, it’s Christmas time at the Way of Lights. So bundle up the kids and head to Belleville, IL, for a night of sparkly Christmas lights, camel rides and a nativity scene inspired […]
Bring some Christmas cheer to that boring ol’ frig with a handful of bottle cap magnets! This craft is so simple, your kids can make without a lot of help. You know what else brings a ton of cheer? You’ll need just a few items for these magnets: traditional recycled caps from soda and beer […]
Do your kids love trains? Did you ever want to set up a really big train track around the Christmas tree, but didn’t know how…or just didn’t get to it? Have I got an event for you! The Missouri Botanical Garden is running the Gardenland Express holiday train show in the visitor’s center from Nov. […]
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a sparkly Minecraft creeper ornament nestled in your Christmas tree. What? It’s doesn’t? Shhhhh, don’t tell my six year old. Real Life Minecraft Crafts Mitch is seriously into Minecraft right now. Maybe you saw his Halloween costume? He also likes to craft with me–and I like to craft for the […]