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Holidays in St. Louis: Magical Ways to Make Memories with Your Kids this Holiday Season

There is no shortage of magical ways to celebrate the holidays in St. Louis. You can easily spend every weekend in December out making memories with your kids. Here's what we're excited about doing and seeing this holiday season:

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December is Santa's Busiest Month, but He's Making Lots of Stops to See Kids in the 'Lou

December is Santa's busiest month, but he's making plenty of stops all across the St. Louis area to see kids in the 'Lou. Here's where you can hang out with the jolly old fellow and grab a souvenir photo or two.

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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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Be SMART Helps Parents Start the Conversation About Gun Safety

There are 300 unintentional shootings by children in the U.S. every year, largely due to unsecured guns in homes. A group of St. Louis moms hopes to change that, one conversation at a time.

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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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Books and Butterflies

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission.

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Holiday Classics for $5 at Marcus Theatres

It's the most wonderful time of the year, so celebrate it by taking your family to see classic holiday films on the big screen! Admission is just $5 for all ages. Marcus Theatres is hosting special showings of these family favorites from Nov. 30 - Dec. 13: Elf, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, and Miracle on 34th Street

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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

More than a half million lights will illuminate some of the Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.

 

 

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Special Preschool Hours at The Magic House

The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.

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December is Santa's Busiest Month, but He's Making Lots of Stops to See Kids in the 'Lou

December is Santa's busiest month, but he's making plenty of stops all across the St. Louis area to see kids in the 'Lou. Here's where you can hang out with the jolly old fellow and grab a souvenir photo or two.

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.

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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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