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A well-rounded kid is built from exposure to activities that fuel his mind and body – activities that are not only educational, but fun enough to grab his wandering attention span.

But with only 24 hours in a day and a world of excitement to explore, what family-friendly activity should you fit into your free time? Do you go to the art museum for a little injection of culture? Or hit the bike trail to burn off all that adolescent energy?

The poop on the hottest toys

There’s been an explosion of dolls and their pets dedicated to what Gwyneth Paltrow would pretentiously refer to as diurnal expulsion. 

First there was the Potty Trainin’ Taffy Barbie Doll which makes picking up dog excrement both color-coordinated and glamorous. It’s true - we girls can do anything!

If you’re a gardener, your kitchen is probably overrun by hordes of tomatoes and zucchini every summer. Or maybe you love to bake, but don’t want brownies lingering around just as you’re getting ready for swimsuit season.

Why not share your bounty – and culinary flair – by swapping those yummy extras for something you can use? Maybe some homemade jam or some free-range eggs by chance?

Easter may still be a few weeks away, but the time to start hunting for eggs is now! Grab your baskets and get ready to indulge in some jelly beans, because we’ve rounded up 15 of the most family-friendly Egg hunt events the St. Louis area has to offer. From local community egg hunts to citywide “egg-stravaganzas,” each and every one guarantees springtime fun and special memories for children and adults alike.

When influential women like Sheryl Sandberg, Beyonce, and Girl Scout CEO Anna Maria Chavez have a message to share, audiences tend to listen. The response, however, isn’t always a positive one, as proven by the backlash to a new campaign designed to empower the potential female leaders of tomorrow: Sheryl Sandberg’s Campaign to #BanBossy


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