St. Louis Family Fall-Winter 2015


St. Louis Family's fall/winter issue features the best one-tank road trip destinations for you family. Also inside: young couples passing on marriage, an inside look at homeschooled life, a supportive program for teen mothers, and much more. Pick up your copy today!


Photography by Lara Robby

It’s been the best of times, and the worst of times—traveling with children, that is. more



Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Forget about exotic locations, expensive airfares, and travel delays. Take a long weekend, and stop to enjoy the sights along the way more

, , Family


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

The unwedding stories of a growing percentage of St. Louis couples mirror a national trend. When it comes to marriage, Millennials are saying, “I don’t” or “not yet” in far greater numbers than previous generations. more

Family 1 Comments


Photo by Elizabeth Jochum

Play tents are an easy way to transform a room into a magical place to learn and explore. more



Photo courtesy of Richie Williams

These days, every mom at the playground has a blog. But in February, St. Louis got its first dad blog when 31-year-old Richie Williams began publishing St. Louis Dad. more


As a parent, the scariest part of Halloween isn’t the monsters ringing your doorbell—it’s the thought of your child’s safety being compromised. Keep a watchful eye on your trick-or-treaters this Halloween with these free smartphone apps. more



Photo by Jennifer Mannion-Pixie Posie LLC

One lucky family will take home a luxury playhouse when it is raffled off at 3 p.m. on October 18, during Playhouses in the Park, the grand finale weekend event of the Raise the Roof project. more



Courtesy of Empire Photography



Photo by Kevin A. Roberts



Photo by Elizabeth Jochum

Jen Shank is the magic-maker behind Swanky Shank, an inspired clothing line for tiny hipsters. more


Get the kiddy creative juices swirling with blocks, crayons, paper monsters, and more. more



Photo by Susan Jackson

Sitting down to a family meal is tough for any family with two working parents, but when your dad is award-winning restaurateur Gerard Craft, you’ve always got a seat at his table. more



Photography by Whitney Curtis

When family and society turn their backs on teen moms, Girls’ Night Out gives them a chance to support each other. more



Illustration by Ryan Snook

Anecdotal evidence suggests St. Louis is on par with—if not ahead of—national trends. The last national estimate, conducted in 2014, counted roughly 1.7 million home-schooled children in the U.S. more

Family 1 Comments


Photography by Elizabeth Jochum

"Every child is so excited to see the seed and watch it grow,” says Sophie Bernstein, a sophomore at Clayton High School and the founder of Go Healthy St. Louis, a project that promotes healthy eating among St. Louis youth while fighting hunger. more


When it comes to new things, I tell parents not to give up. Kids are prone to change, so if they reject something one time, it doesn’t mean they won’t eventually learn to love it. It can take 20 exposures to a certain food for a child to like it. more


This summer, when we learned that my wife was pregnant, our first reaction was jubilation. But soon after, we began to worry about what she should—and shouldn’t—be eating and drinking to make our kiddo grow big and strong. more



Photography courtesy of Fresh Art Photography

Being a part of the tiny superheroes squad means being part of a community of support. It’s one that local mom Robyn Rosenberger began when she founded TinySuperheroes. She’s recruited more than 6,000 tiny superheroes. more