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For many parents, keeping your home and your children organized can feel like a full-time job. Laundry piles up, toys take over living room dirty socks peer out from beneath the couch and – if your house is anything like mine – backpacks, homework and those never ending permission slips make it almost impossible to eat dinner at what was once your kitchen table.

Sending your baby off to kindergarten, whether it’s your first or fifth, is a momentous occasion for any parent. For many of us, it is also a nerve wracking one. Parents – and let’s be honest, usually moms – worry A LOT. It’s practically part of the job description. 

Recently, with an unexpected hour to spare, I took my seven-year-old to the art museum for a little cultural immersion and 60 minutes of free entertainment.

When we came home, my husband asked her about her first museum experience.

“Everything was about sex,” she shrugged.

My first thought was, “One of the world’s greatest collections of art, and that’s what you walk away with, pervert?” My second – “Wait, you’re seven. Oh no. No, no, no, no, no.”

For more than 20 years, countries around the world have been celebrating World Breastfeeding Week as a way to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and its many benefits for mothers and babies.

It’s no secret that kids learn best by doing – by using all of their senses to explore and discover through exciting, hands-on activities that truly engage them with the material at hand. It’s also no secret that one of the best places for local families to find this type of interactive exploration is at the Saint Louis Science Center. 

The Saint Louis Science Center has been entertaining – and educating – guests of all ages for decades, but with new exhibits and attractions opening regularly, there’s always a good reason to plan yet another visit.


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