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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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM Family

Rendering courtesy of The Magic House

Ready for Takeoff

The Magic House helps create an airport addition. more »

Mar 21, 2014 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:31 PM 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 12:30 PM Family

Photography by Jonathan Pollack

Still in Play

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

Mar 21, 2014 12:30 PM 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 12:30 PM 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 12:30 PM 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 12:30 PM 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 12:30 PM 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 12:30 PM 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 12:30 PM 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 12:30 PM Family