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St. Louis Family Winter-Fall 2013

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Headshot by J.B. Forbes, Courtesy of Aisha Sultan

Six months after her first child was born, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan sneaked out of the house while her husband and daughter were sleeping and drove away—only to return a few... more

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Photography by Carmen Troesser

St. Louis native Melissa Gerstein has created a parenting empire with The MOMS. more

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Photography by Bernie Elking

What can I do to protect my child from concussions? The sports with the highest incidence of concussions are football, hockey, soccer, and cheerleading. Properly fitting headgear does reduce th... more

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For many, getting help from the pros for the ACTs and SATs pays off in higher scores and scholarship offers. more

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Rendering courtesy of Centerbrook Architects and Planners

Fancy facilities at Kirkwood High School and MICDS in Ladue lead the way in math and science education. But which is better? more

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Leslie Wolf. Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

Teachers see it all: students who soar, students who struggle. We wondered what the successful children have in common. All parents hope their child is the smartest, most beautiful, most talente... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

When he visits elementary schools, kids ask John Hendrix : “Do you have any pets?” Indeed: he, wife Andrea and kids Annie and Jack, own a cat. “The kids call her either Tinkerbelle or Voldemort, d... more

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Photography by Carmen Troesser

Creative tactics to get kids to eat healthy more

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Once your daughter’s opened a Harry Potter book, she might as well have stepped off Platform 9 3/4. She’s still snuggled under the covers, but her mind’s somewhere else entirely—and it’s lit up lik... more

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Photography by Jennifer Silverberg

Bob Leifeld learned about big, happy families from his wife. Now she’s gone, and he’s using every lesson. more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

A Q&A with LazyTown screenwriter Mark Valenti more

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When my daughter was little, when she was growing by inches seemingly overnight and her vocabulary was multiplying daily by factors of 50, my mother would always admonish me to mark those moments a... more

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Photography by Alise O’Brien

Unlike the widely touted unveiling of the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library, the grand opening of the newly renovated Webster Groves Public Library was a smaller affair. The three-story ad... more

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Toys made to spark the imagination more

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For the second year, the magazine was overwhelmed with beautiful baby entries. more

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Illustration by Anke Weckmann

For seventh grader Kalise Harris, poetry has been an outlet for healing. “I don’t like people seeing my pain, so I usually just write out what I’m feeling and it turns into a poem,” Harris says.... more

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Browse through all the images submitted for St. Louis Family 's second-annual Cutest Baby Contest. more

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Clary Pfeiffer

With tips from the pint-size pros themselves more

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