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Don't Let the Cold Slow Down Your Family's Fun! Here are 8 Ways to Play in St. Louis in January

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean your kiddos’ partying days are all wrapped up for the season! With a lineup of can’t-miss celebrations and carnivals packed into every weekend, you can keep the thrills going strong all January even when the gloom and doom of winter try to threaten your family’s fun.

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Blood, Flood or Vomit: How I Taught My Kids to Be More Independent

Once upon a time, well before we had children, I sat down to have a conversation with my husband. Looking back now, it was a magical twenty minutes. Perhaps we talked about something somewhat important, like our monthly financial spreadsheet, or something extremely important, like what restaurant we were going to for dinner. The point isn’t what the conversation was about. The point is that once upon a time we were able to have an entire uninterrupted conversation.

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The Monster Under the Bed Isn't Real, But Kids' Fears Can Be

As much as you tell your kids that the monsters under the bed aren't real, kids' fears can be very real to them, and have a major impact on their lives. Here's how to give your kids the tools they need to understand fear and put things that scare them into perspective. 

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Surviving the Elementary School Years: Parenting Tips for Ages 6 to 10

You survived potty training and the terrible twos; you've reclaimed your bed, and your child is now somewhat self-sufficient. Life ought to be smooth sailing from here on, right? Perhaps. 

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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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Family Sunday at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum every Sunday afternoon for free hands-on art activities with fun themes, special performances, engaging demonstrations and a lively, 30-minute family tour through the galleries. 

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Small Scientists at the Saint Louis Science Center
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020

In Small Scientists, part of the Saint Louis Science Center's expanded Preschool Science Series, childen ages 6 to 17 months and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, play, and other hands-on experiences. 

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Hot! Hot! Hot! at The Butterfly House
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Kids can shake off the cold weather with a tropical-themed celebration at The Butterfly House. Activities include tropical-themed games and crafts, marsh-friendly bugs, swamp-themed activities, music and live animal encounters.

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Blood, Flood or Vomit: How I Taught My Kids to Be More Independent

Once upon a time, well before we had children, I sat down to have a conversation with my husband. Looking back now, it was a magical twenty minutes. Perhaps we talked about something somewhat important, like our monthly financial spreadsheet, or something extremely important, like what restaurant we were going to for dinner. The point isn’t what the conversation was about. The point is that once upon a time we were able to have an entire uninterrupted conversation.

Continue reading »
Surviving the Elementary School Years: Parenting Tips for Ages 6 to 10

You survived potty training and the terrible twos; you've reclaimed your bed, and your child is now somewhat self-sufficient. Life ought to be smooth sailing from here on, right? Perhaps. 

Continue reading »
The Monster Under the Bed Isn't Real, But Kids' Fears Can Be

As much as you tell your kids that the monsters under the bed aren't real, kids' fears can be very real to them, and have a major impact on their lives. Here's how to give your kids the tools they need to understand fear and put things that scare them into perspective. 

Continue reading »
Don't Let the Cold Slow Down Your Family's Fun! Here are 8 Ways to Play in St. Louis in January

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean your kiddos’ partying days are all wrapped up for the season! With a lineup of can’t-miss celebrations and carnivals packed into every weekend, you can keep the thrills going strong all January even when the gloom and doom of winter try to threaten your family’s fun.

Continue reading »
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