The kids are bored…again…and your wallet is empty…again. You’ve been to the local park three times already this week. And if you have to sit on that same playground bench and make small talk with Perfect Becky one more minute you might just snap… When we go out of town I’m shocked at how much […]
When it’s way too cold (or hot) to play outside, where can you take the kids to play in St. Louis where it’s always climate controlled and dry? Some place that, ah hem, doesn’t sell burgers or chicken sandwiches? Here’s 12 awesome ideas! Please note that not all these places are open all the time, […]
If you’re watching your budget, or just don’t want to waste a lot of money taking your family out to eat, I’ve got great news for you! A lot, and I mean a LOT, of restaurants offer a free kids meal on certain days of the week. There’s a catch, of course. Most offers are […]
Dreaming about baseball season? So is Fredbird! He can’t wait for the Cardinals to come back to Busch Stadium, so he’s inviting all the baseball loving kids and their families to come hang out at Ballpark Village every Wednesday night until the home opener!This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are mine–because who doesn’t […]
(updated for 2018) 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 […]
Each year I get a renewal notice from the St. Louis Zoo for my family’s membership, and every year I open my wallet without hesitation. Why, it’s the most awesome zoo ever! Of course I want to be a member! Whoo-hoo! But this year…I paused. We’ve been members almost as long as I’ve been a mom–20 […]
There’s a ton of fun, cheap and sometime free summer things to do in St. Louis when the kids are out of school. In fact, there’s so much to do, you’ll want to make a “summer bucket” list to cover it all. Not as creepy as a regular bucket list, your summer bucket holds all […]
Running around a splash pad on a hot, sticky St. Louis summer day is a joy for little kids. And, let’s face it–it’s a cheap outing for you! There might be a few good splash pads hidden behind gated areas–I’m looking at you St. Louis Children’s Zoo–most are located in totally free public parks.