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St. Louis Family Spring-Summer 2014

  • Courtesy of Six Flags St. Louis

    Resources: St. Louis Family Amusements

    Six Flags St. Louis April 5 through November 2 Be prepared for a Tsunami Soaker this summer at Six Flags St. Louis. New this year, the spinning, interactive water ride seats up to six per b... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by Pam Thomas, PT Photographie

    Me and My Mini

    Brooklyn Age: 5 years old Submitted by:  Mom She says, ‘I want to dress like you. I want to be like you. I want to be you when I grow up,’” Melissa Stolze says of her 5-year-old daughter, Broo... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Rendering courtesy of St. Louis Children’s Hospital

    Heading West

    St. Louis Children’s Hospital plans a new outpost in Town & Country. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Kevin A. Roberts

    Things They'll Love: Great Grad

    Selections by Kathy Curotto Give the gift that works in a dorm. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Checking In On Childcare

    Picking a day-care center for your child can be critical. Based on recommendations, minus the chains, here's a partial listing of what the area has to offer. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Rendering courtesy of The Magic House

    Ready for Takeoff

    The Magic House helps create an airport addition. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photograph by Jonathan Pollack

    Sweetology: Hitting the Sweet Spot

    Ask any mom: When it comes to planning kids’ birthday parties, there are never enough options—or at least never enough worthy places to celebrate. But as of March, party planners have a new locatio... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

    Back to the Nest

    “Oh, motherhood’s not all it’s cracked up to be,” my friend promised as she tried to wrest her sweet baby from my arms. “The house is a mess and the kids are always underfoot— I never get a minu... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by Carmen Troesser

    Great Places to Work

    Spending time with your family can be at odds with succeeding at work. We found corporations that firmly believe that should not be the case. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photograph courtesy of Kevin Lowder

    Pop Goes the Cello

    Their concept was super simple: two guys, two cellos, and one medley. Oh, and one unforgettable name: Two Mellow Cello Fellows. “Our name was actually kind of a joke,” says Christopher Halen, one o... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

    On Her Way: Grace's Bus Stop

    A simple, unassuming bench sits at a bus stop on Lockwood Avenue in Glendale. Even if the bench’s form doesn’t at first capture your attention, you might notice its brightly painted legs and the si... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Breathe Easier

    St. Louis is a great place to raise kids—but when they have asthma, it can be a nightmare. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by Jonathan Pollack

    Still in Play

    A quaint local children’s museum has gone on the endangered list. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by Susan Jackson

    In the Swim

    Little Fishes Swim School has grown from a pool the size of a hot tub to two facilities, six pools, and a projected 3,000 swimmers per week. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

    On the Shelf

    Local authors pen children’s books with an eye on history and geography. more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Editor's Reflections: Family First

    Aside from the “Da-Das,” “Mamas,” and adamant “Nos,” my daughter, Katie, did not really talk until she was 18 months old—when we put her into day care. Suddenly full sentences flew forth: “Don’t le... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Illustration by Theresa O’Reilly

    The Day-Care Dilemma

    Maybe the walls are a cheerful yellow. Maybe the kids are laughing. Maybe the providers seem attentive. Maybe it’s just what you have been looking for in a child-care provider. But there could b... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by The Picture People

    Advice: Ask the Counselor

    My husband never says no to my daughter, and at least in his eyes, it seems that I hardly ever say yes. How can we address this? Parents often develop a reputation for be- ing the “yes” or “no... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Photography by William Andrea

    Health: Ask the Doctor

    How do I get my older children to sleep in their own beds? Children older than 6 years should not be sleeping in their parents’ beds. To begin, have your child fall asleep in his or her bed. The ... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family

  • Resources: St. Louis Family-Friendly Restaurants

    Restaurants in this listing are chosen by the editorial staff of St. Louis Family magazine on the basis of family-friendliness. Please note: With few exceptions, we tried to include mainly locall... more »

    Mar 21, 2014 Family