Jen Roberts


Jen Roberts is a writer based in St. Louis. She writes about social injustices, education, kid-friendly cultural events, and travel. Read about her travels at or follow her on Instagram and Twitter.


Photo by David Lazaroff

The Brothers Lazaroff 7th Annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo on December 9 will feature psychedelic klezmer funk, a poetry reading by a local rabbi, and plenty of latkes. more

Dec 7, 2017 11:08 AM Culture


via Airbnb/Elsie Tuttle

Currently, you can find more than 300 Airbnb listings in the city. more

Dec 3, 2017 8:00 AM Home


Photo by Sarah Carmody

Six designers worked with chess players to create gameplay uniforms as part of Pinned! A Designer Chess Challenge. Their submissions will be part of a a new exhibit opening at the World Chess Hall of Fame on October 6. more

Oct 5, 2017 9:58 AM Style


Photo by Mary Butkus, courtesy of Great Circle Academy

Great Circle Academy is the first of its kind in the Show-Me State. more

Sep 21, 2017 9:11 AM Health


Courtesy of Festus High School

Festus High School students traveled across the pond with a mission: send an egg 800 feet in the air. more

Sep 13, 2017 9:25 AM Cool Kids


Courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

The popular movie concerts help attract newcomers to the symphony. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:19 AM Family


Courtesy of Humans of St. Louis

Since 2014, Lindy Drew and Caroline Fish have been sharing the funny, dark, heartwarming stories of St. Louisans. more

Sep 5, 2017 8:06 AM Culture


Courtesy of Stacy Broussard

Yoga teacher Stacy Broussard of Urban Breath discusses the benefits and misconceptions of prenatal yoga—plus how to get started at home. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:03 AM Family

Keep these steps in mind when choosing a high school. more

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 AM Education

Barnes Jewish Hospital - St. Louis -Total Eclipse of the Heart Babies - 2017.08.21 - 1.jpg

Photo courtesy of Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The hospital welcomed 14 newborns—almost double the number of babies born on a regular day. more

Aug 22, 2017 12:22 PM Family

Plus, one spot to purchase used supplies more

Aug 16, 2017 10:17 AM Family


Courtesy of Brandyn Chambers

Created by animators with St. Louis roots, the show aims to bring people from different cultures and backgrounds together. more

Aug 9, 2017 9:35 AM Family 1 Comments

Camp Fury STL 4.JPG

Courtesy of Camp Fury STL

Camp Fury STL teaches high school–aged Girl Scouts about forensic science and emergency management. more

Aug 2, 2017 8:00 AM Family


Photo by Jillian Flesh

“The neighbors don’t seem to mind,” says homeowner Brett Dorrance. “I’m sure they think we’re just a bunch of weird hippies.” more

Aug 2, 2017 8:00 AM Outdoor Living

rock painting

via iStock/JeniceRay

The simple yet effective community groups are popping up around the region. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:32 AM Family


Courtesy of The Fit and Food Connection

The organization runs an organic garden, food assistance program, fitness classes, and more. more

Jul 18, 2017 7:14 PM Family


Courtesy of Saint Louis Science Center

Opening this Saturday, the exhibit allows visitors to walk in the footsteps of the archeologist who discovered the boy king. more

May 24, 2017 8:58 AM Family

Big Muddy Blues Festival 2016

Photo by Reed Radcliff

Where to find fun from June to September more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM , , , Fairs and Festivals


Photography courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Stroll(er) through the Contemporary Art Museum or join a dads' meet-up at Grant's Farm. more

May 16, 2017 3:04 PM Family

Skate, bike, or roll through this indoor skate park in South City—whether you're 5 or 50. more

May 9, 2017 4:10 PM Family