Denise Bertacchi

Denise Bertacchi is a mom on a mission to find all things fun for kids to do in St. Louis. Read more at, or follow her at @stlmotherhood on Twitter and Instagram.


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

From baby’s first trim to your tween’s ballet bun, these salons treat kids with extra TLC. more

Mar 15, 2018 3:16 PM Family

Through March 30: Sea Lion Spring Training

Courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo

Hop down the bunny trail, watch spring training for sea lions, and enjoy a big parade-o-green. more

Mar 15, 2018 9:39 AM Things to Do


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Groove to samba drums, hunt for Leprechaun gold, and watch kids perform "Mary Poppins." more

Mar 8, 2018 8:00 AM Things to Do

Dig in the garden, build a periscope, or dance with Buddy the Dinosaur. more

Feb 28, 2018 11:47 AM Things to Do

Hike around Kirkwood Park, enjoy some free play time, and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. more

Feb 21, 2018 2:15 PM Things to Do

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Watch sketch comedy pirates, attend a film festival, and celebrate the Year of the Dog. more

Feb 15, 2018 11:35 AM Things to Do


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Kick off Mardi Gras with the butterflies, enjoy jazz and art, and have some quiet time at City Museum. more

Feb 8, 2018 9:30 AM Things to Do

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Eat ice cream for breakfast, say goodbye to the Shaw Park Ice Rink, and sing along with Disney princesses. more

Feb 1, 2018 8:00 AM Things to Do

Check out cool cars, get buggy with the Butterfly House, or learn about robotics. more

Jan 23, 2018 3:30 PM Things to Do


Courtesy of Circus Harmony

Visit the circus, kick off Soulard's Mardi Gras with a family festival, and watch eagles on the Mississippi. more

Jan 17, 2018 2:16 PM Things to Do

Soar with the eagles, have icy fun on the Loop, and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more

Jan 11, 2018 11:23 AM Things to Do

Stay warm with indoor "Star Wars" fun at the Saint Louis Science Center or hang with heroes at The Magic House. more

Jan 4, 2018 8:48 AM Things to Do

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Lots of ways to ring in the New Year with the kids—all without missing their bed time more

Dec 28, 2017 9:10 AM Things to Do


Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Kiddos can get let out their energy at SkyZone, see Santa at his Magical Kingdom, or take a holiday stroll through St. Charles. more

Dec 20, 2017 4:50 PM Things to Do

Visit Christmas past at the Fox, play reindeer games with dogs, and see if Santa wants to trade in his sleigh for a monster truck. more

Dec 14, 2017 8:55 AM Things to Do


Courtesy of Metro Theater Company

Cheer on Hans Brinker as he tries to win the Silver Skates, visit holidays of the past, and hunt for candy canes in Kirkwood Park. more

Dec 6, 2017 2:56 PM Things to Do

Build LEGO towers, visit with Santa in Maplewood, and decorate cookies for free. more

Nov 29, 2017 1:29 PM Things to Do

Kick off the holiday season with a park ranger-led hike, a photo with Santa and his motorcycle, or a stroll through a free light display. more

Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM Things to Do

Learn how to blow glass, enjoy a free night at The Magic House, or welcome the start of the holiday season in grand style. more

Nov 15, 2017 12:49 PM Things to Do

December 14: St. Louis Classic

Courtesy of Steinberg Skating Rink

Take a 50-cent spin around Steinberg, see some winter jewels, and make a slimetastic holiday ornament. more

Nov 8, 2017 4:01 PM Things to Do