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.


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Boo at the Zoo, a birthday party at Third Degree Glass Factory, and more more

Oct 17, 2017 3:44 PM Things to Do


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Chalk up South Grand, catch a not-so-scary movie, or hit up Town & Country's fall festival. more

Oct 11, 2017 10:03 AM Things to Do


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Listen to stories at Kiener Plaza, get spooked at Grant's Farm, or go behind the scenes at the World Bird Sanctuary. more

Oct 4, 2017 11:52 AM Things to Do


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Take a hayride, enjoy Zootoberfest with the whole family, or learn about safety with Metro West firefighters. more

Sep 27, 2017 9:29 AM Things to Do


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Celebrate Hispanic culture, climb a big truck, and get a free ticket to a favorite museum. more

Sep 19, 2017 12:53 PM Things to Do 1 Comments

With harvest festivals aplenty, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by options. We’ve narrowed it down to these top five Insta-worthy seasonal favorites. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:31 AM Things to Do


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Kick off the fall season with The Great Forest Park Balloon Race or pet snakes at The Magic House. more

Sep 13, 2017 10:02 AM Things to Do

See beautiful art in Clayton, learn about farmers at The Magic House, and enjoy kid-friendly tunes at LouFest. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:20 AM Family


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The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Applefest at Eckert's, the Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, The Gateway Cup, and more more

Aug 30, 2017 9:27 AM Family


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Did the eclipse get your kids excited about space exploration and astronomy? Here are seven places to soak up the stars. more

Aug 23, 2017 9:14 AM Family

Meet a new American Girl, get a taste of COCA, and eat your way around the world. more

Aug 22, 2017 2:49 PM Family


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Learn about glassblowing, chase dragonflies, and attend a block party just for kids. more

Aug 15, 2017 3:46 PM Family


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Schools across the area have been gearing up for months. We spoke to a few districts to see what they have in store. more

Aug 15, 2017 1:59 PM Family


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Play in the dark, putt around a miniature Ted Drewes, and sneak in a round of laser tag. more

Aug 9, 2017 8:58 AM Family


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Groove in the garden, play with lots of trains, and get ready for the solar eclipse. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:12 PM Family


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School is just around the corner. Wrap up your summer in St. Louis with a thrilling adventure at Six Flags, Adventure Valley, and more. more

Aug 1, 2017 2:21 PM Family


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Food truck festivals, a back-to-school fair at Purina Farms, and a summer balloon glow more

Aug 1, 2017 2:20 PM Family

Hit up the county fair, make art in the city, or play super hero at the library. more

Jul 26, 2017 9:07 AM Family


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Let one of these local experts craft a delicious masterpiece for your birthday kid. more

Jul 26, 2017 9:06 AM Family


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There’s more to screen time than laser-blasting aliens. These free classes and paid camps can teach kids the coding languages that created their favorite games. more

Jul 18, 2017 3:39 PM Family