Grant’s Farm is opening its gates for a special Toys for Tots Drive on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11am to 3pm. Now I know you’re planning on donating a toy this holiday season, so here’s the place to do it! Why drop your toy off at some plain ol’ box by the grocery store when you […]
Last year I decided to let go of the traditional Santa photo. I know, I know, I put it on my Christmas bucket list last year, but we already saw the big guy on the Polar Express Train. I have this one grainy shot…rather like a photo of the elusive Bigfoot. I decided that it will do […]
Ice skating in Forest Park is a holiday tradition a lot of people look forward too every year, but recently a whole bunch of new options popped up! Several of our favorite holiday venues have added PORTABLE ice rinks to their list of activities! What does that mean? You don’t need a lake or pond […]
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 […]
Maybe Minecraft isn’t the first thing you think of when you’re prepping for Christmas crafts…unless you have a young gamer in the house! Since Mitch has me hooked on Minecraft, I’m always thinking about creepers and Steve when I’m ready to break out the glitter and glue! Minecraft Christmas Paper Craft Pixel Paper Craft is my […]
Shake up your holiday tradition by throwing a Mad Science holiday party this year! Parties by Mad Science are jammed packed with experiments and activities for the kids…and the kids at heart! Their team of Mad Scientists are not only highly trained, but they are natural born entertainers with the undeniable ability to merge science […]