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It’s that time of year again. School buses are back on the streets. The kids may or may not be bummed out about summer being over. Nonetheless, moms and dads are probably celebrating about getting some ‘me’ time back. This also is the brief time of the year when pediatric offices are not so …

Most back-to-school articles tend to talk about preparing kids for the first days of school—and this is an important, attention-worthy topic. I, however, want to focus on us, the parents, and how we deal with the freedom that September brings. While many are excited to reclaim their homes an…

For those of you who haven’t already taken your summer vacation, you still have time before school starts. Vacations, especially long car trips, with small children can cause anxiety for parents. I’ve experienced this first-hand—as I’m sure many of you have, as well, though I admit there wer…

Tales of adventure and mystery abound in this summer’s top children’s books. Check out these picks from local schools and the St. Louis County Library for your kids’ summer reading list.

As we enter into the middle of another humid July, the excitement of being free from academic structure morphs into the dull days of summer. Kids often become bored and many parents become frustrated. Arguments escalate as parents tell their children to just ‘do something!’ The problem is th…

The arrival of a new baby is a very exciting time for parents and families. Introduce your little one to the world with these announcement options from local stationery stores.

For many women, no single day changes their life more than having a baby. And for first-time moms especially, the prospect of giving birth can give rise to a lot of joy—but also questions and fears. “First-time moms sometimes have plenty of anxiety because there’s a lot of unknown, and they …

Make a little, share a little is a belief that fuels the newly established American Student Supply, as noted by St. Louis mom Marlene DeNoyer, who conceived the company while considering the annual scavenger hunt supply list that parents face each school year. Although American Student Suppl…

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start to summer. Most swimming pools are now open, which means kids are going to be spending more time outside. This is the time of year that we need to reiterate the importance of sun protection. It only takes one episode of blistering sunburn to increase …