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6 Ways to Spend Spring Break in St. Louis

It’s been a long, hard winter for St. Louis parents. Personally, I’ve lost count of just how many snow days my kids have enjoyed this year, but I know we’re well into double digits.

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16 Holiday Events Your Kids (and You) Will Love This Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in St. Louis! As we look ahead to the December holidays, many beloved area attractions are celebrating with amazing seasonal events that offer festive fun for the entire family.

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Backyard Burnout

St. Louis offers countless ways for kids to connect with nature. Check out some of our favorite area nature centers, parks and family attractions, and solve the summertime 'Mom I'm bored' blues!

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Butterflies, Bananas and Birthday Syringes

 You know what my sisters and I did to entertain ourselves when

we were kids? We played with used syringes we found in the dumpster behind the hospital. And that was on a good day. When there were no syringes we played with the cinder blocks holding up our trailer.

I mean, no offense to my parents – I just grew up in the '70s. And in the '70s people didn't worry about things like “rules” or “death.” Used syringes were on every kid's birthday wish list. At least that's what my Mom told me each year as I opened my presents.

On Saturday, shrouded in the post-coital glow of a late-night Cardinals win, I took my three little girls to the October Owls and Orchids event at the Butterfly House.

When I was little, if you would have taken me to a dome filled with beautiful flowers and butterflies... well I would have just pooped kittens right there on the spot.

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St. Louis Moms Unite for World Breastfeeding Week

Last week my good friend had a baby boy. In the proud grandma’s first Facebook post announcing the weight, length and name to the world, she added this: “Baby’s fine and nursing well.”

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Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival
Friday, September 20, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Enjoy authentic food, live Salsa bands, dancing, the Los Niños Children's Pavilion with piñatas, a petting zoo, Dora and Diego and more at the area’s largest Hispanic festival. 

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