Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Are your kids asking about what they've seen on the news?
International news has presented come troubling topics for families lately. Between the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear peril in Japan and military action in Libya, if kids catch the evening newscast, they might have a lot of questions. So how do you handle them? How much, if at all, do you talk about these events? Let us know in the comments how you family has handled these difficult subjects. Our Moms Council will add their thoughts, tips and concerns as well.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Take the kids to see trapezes artists, elephants and clowns. Or, science-lovers will enjoy a robot competition.
If you've got a spare night in your family calendar and you're looking for something to do, you're in the right spot! There’s a lot going on in the St. Louis area this weekend. Check out a traditional circus, watch student-designed robots battle, or spend an evening at The Magic House for free. If you want to stay closer to home, Chesterfield Arts is kicking off a storytelling workshop. Look for the Grab & Go Kids Planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you! What: St. Louis Moolah Shrine Circus When: 7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Looking for a birthday cake to rival "Ace of Cakes"? Look no further than a Chesterfield cake shop.
For adults, birthdays are another harsh reminder of age progression. Sure, the big milestones, like turning 21 or reaching a new decade, are occasionally marked with parties. But our adulthood soirees are never quite as grand as the parties we throw for our kids. A child’s birthday party is a celebration that, parents hope, will create lifelong memories. And nothing is more important to a great birthday celebration than the perfect cake. Most of my kids’ birthday cakes have been purchased from Schnucks or Dairy Queen. My oldest son loves ice-cream cakes, and, really, DQ takes the cake with their frozen confections. Schnucks’ bakery also has been a popular choice because, as I am prone to party planning procrastination, I love that the …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Schools and parents must work together to ensure that our children stay safe online and aren't victims of cyberbullying.
In 2007, the St. Louis metro area was rocked by the suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, of Dardenne Prairie. Meier hanged herself after she was victimized by cyberbullying attacks on MySpace. The story took a dark turn when it became clear that Megan's bully wasn't another teenager, but the mother of one of Megan’s former friends. Megan Meier’s case revealed just how dangerous the online world, especially the social networking world, has become for children and teenagers. Megan’s story was one of several cyberbullying-related suicides that would flood the national and local media. Now, in the wake of what has become a cyberbullying epidemic, schools and parents are taking a stand. School districts across the country have implemented …