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St. Louis Family Spring-Summer 2013

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Photography by Jonathan Pollack

The mark of a good toy store is often its appeal to grown-ups—the novelty of its products, the quality of the goods it stocks, and the nostalgic bells it manages to ring. From our delight at Lagoon... more

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My 7-year-old daughter is an extremely picky eater. If she won’t eat the family meal, do we send her to bed without dinner? Force her to sit there until she eats? Sure, send her to bed without ... more

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Courtesy of The Muny

Watch Lara and Kristen Teeter’s wedding video—the couple’s 15th anniversary is this summer—and at the reception, you’ll see Eartha Kitt, dancing with Munchkins. “I was in a touring production of... more

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Courtesy of Tim Parker Photography

My son is starting to eat finger foods. Which veggies are good for 1-year-olds? He isn’t into mashed carrots or sautéed zucchini. While we certainly want our kids to eat their vegetables, there... more

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Photography by Katherine Bish

A mother confesses to pulling out all the stops for her twins’ second birthday party. more

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Photography by Alise O’Brien

Getting that brand-new bike, learning to ride, and giving your buddy a lift on your handlebars are childhood rites of passage. The nonprofit St. Louis BWorks (2414 Menard, 314-827-6640) is mak... more

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Photography by Whitney Curtis

Grandfather Stark’s Musical Merry-Go-Round makes kids’ music fun for everyone. more

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ou could have a dream child, a child’s problem—or a problem child. Others do too and are writing about it in great detail. From cooking and crafting to freebies and fun activities, these moms’ blogs might help make your life easier, 24/7. more

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Illustration by Jing Wei

A new approach, collaborative divorce, is designed to minimize the anger and maximize the cooperation. more

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Research that pup or bunny before it’s too late. more

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Photography by Jodi Hertz

Kids and pets make for a picture-perfect duo. We know—we were inundated with fabulous photos. more

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Photography By Chris Malacarne, Illustrations By Vidhya Nagarajan

How to keep your family happy during the dog days of summer more

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Photography by Whitney Curtis

Stephanie Williamson was skimming an issue of People magazine when she landed on a story about Lisa Klein, a California woman who founded Loved Twice , a nonprofit that donates baby clothing to ... more

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