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St. Louis Symphony Family Concert Finale: Carnival of the Animals

This information is sponsored by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.  SLSO Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals Sunday, March 24, 3:00pm  Gemma New, conductor Emily Bowling, narrator Peter Henderson, piano Nina Ferrigno, piano Saint-Saëns’ enchanting Carnival of the Animals is a beloved favorite for introducing children to classical music. Each of the movements represents a different member […]

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My Real-Deal Book Club

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day, and while those of you with school-aged children are probably familiar with this ‘holiday’ in the context of childhood reading (and how important it is), I’d rather talk about my book club. I’m often shocked by how few fellow adults read, and I’ll admit that there have […]

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7 Ways Role-Play Aids in a Child’s Development

This post is sponsored by our partner Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®. I don’t know about you, but the most vivid memories I have of my childhood are the moments I created from my imagination. The pretend moments. From an early age, I have memories of pretending to be a mom and caring for my […]

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Swim Time for Baby and Mommy

When thinking of ways to make sure our baby experienced things that help with her developmental skills, swimming came to mind.  I knew it would be a bonding experience between us but I also wanted her to have the safety skills needed in case of an accident. When researching swim options, we decided to go […]

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Back to School: Mommy’s Gap Year

My youngest son started kindergarten last week and I’m feeling all the typical feels. For starters, I am lamenting the end of an era: the memories of meandering morning strolls and afternoon playdates fade into the archives as my sweet boy runs through the aisles of Target independently reading his school supply list. “What’s a […]

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