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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
 

When kids are young, they see everyone through the same set of eyes. They know people are different, but they look past the differences on the outside to see the friend on the inside.

As our little ones grow older and become more exposed to the world around them, their observations can become clouded. Diversity isn’t always celebrated. And conformity is often rewarded. Instead of praising the incredible things that make us unique, we’re left out if we don’t fit in.

Welcome to Mom's Happy Hour, in which we sort through the latest news about parents, parenting and pop culture so you don't have to.

Don’t go on vacation with your baby

As parents, we all get panic attacks when our little one cries on the airplane or gets too loud at Steak n Shake. In most cases, it’s worse on us than the other patrons. While most are annoyed by the sounds of a 1-year-old, many people will pat us soothingly and say, “It’s ok, honey. We’ve all been there.”

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