Charlene Oldham


Charlene Oldham is a freelance writer and Teach For America alumna who has taught middle school, high school, college, and adult education classes in the St. Louis area.


Courtesy of Kristen Weber

Kristen Weber penned "Ava's First Day of Kindergarten," a story about a multicultural family, in hopes of creating "a conversation about the need for more diverse books." more

Apr 25, 2017 9:38 PM Family


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

“Homebuying is always an emotional process," says one professional stager. "So we hope that a buyer will walk in and immediately feel a sense of belonging.” more

Apr 20, 2017 1:06 PM Home


Illustration by Chris Philpot

Get your design lingo up to speed, then dive in and decide how to enhance your home’s outdoor areas. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:00 AM Outdoor Living

Help foster an ideal habitat by incorporating milkweed, goldenrod, and other plants into your garden. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:00 AM Outdoor Living

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Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy of Disney

Ben Lipitz began playing the lovable warthog in Disney's stage production of the movie in 2003. Since then, he's logged more than 5,000 performances. We talked to him about his tenure and how he balances work and family. more

Apr 18, 2017 12:04 PM Family


Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Every other week, At Home offers a look at open houses worth visiting. This week, we highlight a diverse collection of homes with low list prices. more

Apr 14, 2017 10:50 AM Real Estate


Courtesy of City of Kirkwood

Farmers’ market season is right around the corner—with some starting as early as mid April. Get a taste of what they have to offer families looking for farm-fresh food and fun. more

Apr 4, 2017 2:12 PM Family


Courtesy of Gladys Manion Real Estate

Every other week, At Home offers a look at three open houses worth visiting. This week, we highlight three houses that all feature finished and flexible lower levels ready to adapt to buyers’ needs. more

Mar 31, 2017 11:57 AM Real Estate


Courtesy of Metro Theater Company

Metro Theater Company's family-friendly celebration will feature toy-themed activity stations from Kinetic Tapestry and Circus Flora. Proceeds benefit art and theater education. more

Mar 28, 2017 2:04 PM Family

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Photo courtesy of Chérubin and Cheree Berry Paper

The footwear company from Ste. Genevieve has partnered with St. Louis' Cheree Berry Paper to create a fun and color new line of shoes. more

Mar 22, 2017 7:50 AM Family


Photo courtesy of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Real Estate

For those who prefer single-floor living, these sprawling ranch homes offer plenty of space—and styles ranging from old-school to modern. more

Mar 16, 2017 2:13 PM Real Estate


Photo by Pilar Gomez/Flickr

The engineer and physicist will speak at the university Thursday, March 16. She hopes to inspire young students to pursue science careers. more

Mar 14, 2017 4:33 PM Education


Photo courtesy of St. Louis Car Shows

These St. Louis activities and attractions will keep that fascination rolling. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:50 PM Family

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Photo courtesy of Laura McCarthy Real Estate

Do you have a college kid or an elderly parent who needs to move in? These properties all include bonus or basement bedrooms. more

Mar 3, 2017 8:00 AM Real Estate

The writer will host a book signing and discussion at Left Bank Books on March 3. more

Feb 28, 2017 4:43 PM Family


Photo courtesy of MathAlive!

See how sports, music, and more are powered by math at the museum's latest exhibit. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:55 PM Family

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Dielmann Sotheby’s

This weekend, each of these top dollar homes are hosting an open house. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:08 PM Real Estate


Photo by Ces White of Idex Photography & Multimedia

Students help with production and conduct interviews for the program created by Stephanie Anthony Miles. more

Feb 16, 2017 7:00 AM Family

St. Louis Magazine employees select their top sitting spots. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:00 AM Interior Design


Photo courtesy of Marian Middle School

A gift from the local chapter of The Links, Incorporated allowed all 75 female students to watch a screening of the movie. more

Feb 7, 2017 11:43 AM Family

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