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Field Trips For the Win

My husband doesn't get many days off, so on the rare occasion we're hanging out at home all day together it sort of reminds me of when I was in sales and the district manager would pop into town and see what I'd been up to.

Which, on a good day, was blowing off my clients and taking five hour lunches at Lion's Choice with my co-workers. And, on a bad day, was blowing off my clients and sleeping off the night before in the back seat of my Mitsubishi Mirage in a mall parking lot.

I didn't really like sales all that much.

Let me be clear – for the most part Nick is so exhausted on his days off that he mostly just lays on the couch and mumbles incoherently every once in a while for some water. But being the praise-crazed (and starved) person I am, I find myself narrating my every move, giving him the “look what an awesome stay-at-home Mom I am” play-by-play of our daily routine.

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Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019

You and your kids can learn about space, science, the solar system and lots more in a fun, hands-on way during Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center. Simulated Space missions are geared for families with kids ages 6 and up, and some for families with kids ages 11 and up.

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Applefest at Eckert Farms
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, a petting zoo and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for the whole family. There will be pony rides, a children's carnival, opportunities to feed goats and other farm animals, caramel apples, funnel cakes and more. 

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Fox Park Fall Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Kids can enjoy bubble fun from The Magic House, the St. Louis Police Department Operation Polar Cops ice cream truck, face painting, games, and explore the St. Louis Fire Department fire truck. There will be 300 free lunches provided for children 12 and under.

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