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Accumulating Children: A Beginner's Guide

The key to successfully going from one, to two, to three kids is really just learning how to determine whose immediate need is more life-threatening. Plus, you stop judging parents who put their kids on leashes.

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Chilly Family Fun: Eight Ways to Play in St. Louis This January

Now that the holidays are over, it’s a long, cold crawl until spring finally rears its head. To keep your kids from bouncing off the walls during those long weekends stuck indoors, bring them to any of the following events where they can be entertained for an afternoon or burn off all that extra energy that builds up over the winter months.

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What Happens When You Actually Get a Full Night's Sleep

We all know that, as parents, a full session of serious shuteye is rarely possible. If you have little ones, you probably forgot what it feels like to be fully rested. But when it happens, it can freshen your body, senses, and mind. So as a reminder, here are some wonderful changes that occur when you actually get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep.

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Why I'll Never Stop Forcing My Kids Into the Great Outdoors

I love the outdoors and could easily spend my days gleefully hiking through the countless breathtaking parks we're lucky to have in the St. Louis area. My kids? Not so much – yet.

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The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World

Play comes naturally to kids. They use it as a way to express their feelings and learn new things. But in the age of electronics we live in, video games and screens can take over a child’s free time. Screen-free, or traditional play, offers benefits kids just don't get from playing on an iPad or on the latest game console.

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Science Saturday at Forsyth School
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Science Saturdays combine stories and science activities for science-inspired fun! Science Saturdays are for preschoolers, ages 3 to 6, with a parent, and are free. 

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SciFest: Community Science Showcase
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019

SciFest: Community Science Showcase, is the Saint Louis Science Center's annual Martin Luther King Jr. weekend event showcasing diversity of the scientific community in St. Louis. Visitors to the Science Center can participate in hands-on activities and presentations led by STEM role models representing a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, including teens from the Center's Youth Exporing Science (YES) program.

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Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers. There will be a warming tent that will include children's art activities and a St. Louis Audubon display. Families can also take photos next to the full-size eagle's nest, and watch a live eagle educational program.

 

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Family Wheel Throwing
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Learn the basics of wheel throwing as a team! Work beside a family member to each create one wheel-thrown pottery piece following an instructor demonstration.

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Chilly Family Fun: Eight Ways to Play in St. Louis This January

Now that the holidays are over, it’s a long, cold crawl until spring finally rears its head. To keep your kids from bouncing off the walls during those long weekends stuck indoors, bring them to any of the following events where they can be entertained for an afternoon or burn off all that extra energy that builds up over the winter months.

Continue reading »
Why I'll Never Stop Forcing My Kids Into the Great Outdoors

I love the outdoors and could easily spend my days gleefully hiking through the countless breathtaking parks we're lucky to have in the St. Louis area. My kids? Not so much – yet.

Continue reading »
Locally Owned St. Louis Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

While national chains, like McAlister’s Deli, Fazoli’s and O’Charley’s, are famous for their kids’ promo nights, there are plenty of locally owned restaurants across the metro area that can curve your little ones’ cravings at no extra cost to you. Plus, it gives you a much-needed break from oven duty.

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This is How Your Sleep Habits Affect Your Kids

In the first two years of a child’s life, parents lose a whopping six months worth of sleep. When they do sleep, most don't stay asleep for more than three hours at a time. Ouch! Once kids are older we can finally start sleeping through the night, right? Uh, not exactly. 

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