Sarah Newell


Photography by Lara Robby

Editor Sarah Newell writes about family-friendly events, store openings and ideas for families to enjoy everyday life. Having fun has never been Sarah's problem; it's having too much fun that gets her into trouble. Previously she was the lifestyle editor at XO Group in New York City where she worked across all brands including The Knot, The Nest and The Bump. Prior to that, she has held positions at Country Living, Real Simple, Glamour and Harper's Bazaar. Her work has been published by Everyday with Rachel Ray, Town & Country Weddings, Bloomberg Pursuits, Parents, and American Baby magazines as well as online at, and A graduate of the University of Missouri's journalism school, she's got a soft spot for Truman the Tiger and Shakespeare's pizza. And donuts.

When she's not working, she's hanging with her family, probably at the playground and most definitely drinking ice tea. Her two girls, Edith, 4, and Lillian, 2, always listen when she says it's time to go and never have tantrums. (Hey, a girl can dream!)

Manna Nichols and Kavin Panmeechao in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.jpg

Photo by Matthew Murphy

From big productions to intimate performances, these onstage productions are sure to delight even the littlest audience members. more

Sep 14, 2017 3:04 AM Things to Do

Encourage kids to see, think, and express themselves in new ways. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:57 AM Things to Do


Peter Newcomb

From grand halls to intimate settings, children take note. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:49 AM Things to Do


Courtesy of the St. Louis Zoo

A place for the bears to call home more

Sep 14, 2017 1:00 AM Things to Do



Pediatric healthcare is evolving in myriad ways. more

Sep 13, 2017 8:02 AM Family

’Tis the most wonderful time of the year—and the best time to see one of the many interpretations of a holiday favorite. more

Sep 13, 2017 8:00 AM Things to Do


Photo by Suzann Gille

A 16-foot-tall brooch is just one of many nature-inspired sculptures in Craig Mitchell Smith's upcoming exhibit, "Garden of Glass." more

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM Things to Do


Photography by Sarah Carmody, courtesy of St. Louis Symphony

This weekend, hear classical music, visit a national park, catch a celeb story time, see the full moon, and learn a new hobby. more

Nov 9, 2016 10:04 AM Family

Enjoy story time, play at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Children's Garden, snack on apple butter, and learn about dinosaurs. more

Oct 25, 2016 6:48 PM Things to Do

Explore nature at Powder Valley, decorate a pumpkin, and attend Halloween-themed festivities. more

Oct 19, 2016 7:44 AM Family

This weekend, see the Octonauts Live! perform on stage, pick the perfect pumpkin, draw comic book-style monsters, and learn all about chili. more

Oct 12, 2016 8:24 AM Family

Explore a new park, see a classic nursery rhyme come to life, tour a wolf sanctuary, and decorate a caramel apple. more

Oct 4, 2016 2:58 PM Things to Do

Peruse local goods at the Missouri Botanical Garden, play laser tag with ghosts and ghouls in Edwardsville, and learn all about otters at the zoo. more

Sep 28, 2016 7:50 AM Family

Watch Disney on Ice, learn about endangered black rhinos, enjoy a Renaissance Festival with your pet, and stop by the library for story time. more

Sep 20, 2016 5:07 PM Things to Do



A look inside the issue more

Sep 17, 2016 8:00 AM Family

Whether it’s the first or fifth loose tooth, parents share their snafus and near misses with the tooth fairy. more

Sep 16, 2016 7:30 PM Family

Celebrate Curious George's 75th birthday, examine local artifacts, churn butter in Faust Park, and more. more

Sep 13, 2016 5:15 PM Things to Do

Celebrate fall's forthcoming arrival, scavenge for bugs, and compete in a pumpkin roll. more

Sep 6, 2016 3:01 PM Family

Watch a samurai fight, navigate a corn maze, and search for Pokemon more

Aug 31, 2016 12:31 PM Family

This weekend, enjoy ethnic food and music, take in an interactive circus show, hear jazz beneath the stars, and learn about paper kite butterflies. more

Aug 24, 2016 9:49 AM Family