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The Top 5 Candy Stores in St. Louis

Candy is everywhere during the holiday season, especially beginning around Halloween when it practically becomes its own food group. It’s piled high in pantries, waiting patiently to be devoured. It’s poured out of plastic pumpkin buckets onto the kitchen table where kids barter and trade for their favorites. It’s in that decorative dish on your

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Top 5 Haunted Houses in St. Louis

You know it’s the fall season when by day, you plop the kids in the Radio Flyer to wheel them around the pumpkin patch in matching knit sweaters and by night, you ditch your caramel apple image of autumn to willingly enter a haunted house where fog machines conceal creepy characters just out of sight.

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54 Halloween Jokes to use while Trick-or-Treating

If you’re a local kid trick-or-treating in St. Louis and you don’t have a Halloween-themed joke prepared when your neighbor answers the door, don’t expect to score a full-sized candy bar. St. Louis is one of the only places in the U.S. where kids have to tell jokes to get candy on Halloween! True story.

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Top 5 Pumpkin Patches to Visit around St. Louis

Somewhere in the middle of a patch packed with people is a plump pumpkin waiting to be hand-picked by you and your family. This particular pumpkin is patiently waiting to be painted, carved, decorated and placed on your front porch where it will glow in all its Halloween glory. You’re in luck, because pumpkin patches

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Patios for Fall in St. Louis

Another long, sweltering hot summer in the Lou is making us desperate for autumn’s cool embrace. The scenery of this season and the flavors of fall are well worth the wait! St. Louis’ weather is by all means unpredictable, as we still crank up the AC for that occasional 90 degree October day. Yet, it

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Summer at The Magic House

The Heat is on! The start of summer is always an exciting time for kids. School’s out! It’s a wonderful feeling of freedom. But for parents, the heat is on to find fun, affordable, educational outings for their kids. Like all parents, I feel the heat, and am always looking to avoid the "Mom…I’m Bored"

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St. Louis Fireworks

Looking for the brightest fireworks displays in the St. Louis area? Look no further. Get your ‘Oooohs and Aaaahs’ ready because we’ve compiled the biggest bangs and the best booms all in one place. Have a fun and safe 4th of July! June 24th: – MissouriPacific Car Show – 8am-9pm Downtown Pacific, MOJune 25th –

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Fair Saint Louis Survival Guide

Since 1981, Fair St. Louis has hosted an amazing celebration featuring live music, air shows and spectacular fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend for the citizens of St. Louis and beyond. And for years, the fair was held on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. But just after the 2013 fair concluded, groundbreaking began

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Kansas City, here we come!

Some of the best family memories are made in ‘faraway places’. Just as thousands come to St. Louis to explore what we have to offer, we took an Amtrak train to the other side of the state to visit KC. Kansas City, here we come! How do we get there? This was the easiest decision

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10 things to do on a rainy St. Louis day

“Rain, rain. Go away. Come again another day.” No matter how loud and often you sing it, sometimes the wet stuff just won’t stop. But being cooped up in the house with bored kids is not an option any mom wants to take, so we’ve compiled a list of great activities that get you and

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Best ‘One Tank Road Trips’ from St. Louis

Grab the family, pack some snacks for the road, and fill up your gas tank (while it’s still semi-affordable). And leave the map at home because you’re not going far enough to need it! The Family Attractions Card is sharing the best spots you can enjoy without straying too far from the city (or your

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9 Unique St. Louis Camping Spots

Sleeping under the stars has been a summer family tradition since, well, forever. And while the St. Louis area has tons of great traditional outdoor campgrounds, we thought we’d get a little ‘wilder’ by looking for some unique camping spots that are definitely ‘off the beaten path’. Note: If you’re more of a ‘it’s-not-real-camping-without-a-tent’ kind

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