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[Jul 11, 2014 | One Comment | 2,014 views]
Dance Camp Review + 10 Things to Look for in a Dance Studio

By Melody Meiners

When the summer started I had grand hopes of spending every waking moment with my children, playing in the sprinkler, eating popsicles, planning play dates packed with educational value, and turning our kitchen table into a Pinterest sweat shop. I only have this summer and next before my oldest starts Kindergarten and I was going to make every second count. We’re about 50% in and we’ve been a lot of really cool places, but I’ve only bought one pack of popsicles, I’ll have to clean out the garage before I can find the sprinkler, and it took me four late nights – after the kids went to bed – to finally finish the Fourth of July wreath I pinned back in April.

I’m not raising a white flag of family togetherness defeat, but they say an hour or two at a summer camp makes the heart grow fonder.

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[Sep 6, 2013 | Comments Off | 4,724 views]

We all want our kids to be active, and we want to get in our workouts as well, but usually there’s only enough time for one or the other; especially on weekends.  So,if you’re looking for a great way to spend active time with your family in a beautiful outdoor setting in St. Louis, head down to the Forest Park Forever 25th Anniversary Run Saturday, September 7, at 7:30 a.m. This is the only run held in Forest Park where proceeds are invested directly back into the  Park.
The cost of the …

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[Jul 31, 2013 | 24 Comments | 4,205 views]
LouFest Music Festival Introduces Family Friendly Spin: Giveaway!

LouFest 2013 introduces family friendly area and attractions.

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[May 24, 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,325 views]
New Delivery Service Brings Natural Foods To St Louis Doorsteps

Green BEAN delivery in St Louis launches, and offers readers $15 off your first delivery.

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[Feb 20, 2013 | Comments Off | 10,101 views]

I really love sitting down to a great meal, but I have always been a food “grazer”.  I was never one who could starve myself all day so I could save the calories for my evening meal. Not only would my stomach start to growl, but I would experience a frightening personality change from the lack of food! Our blood sugar typically dips around three to five hours after we eat, so eating small, frequent snacks keeps the metabolism revved up and helps normalize our blood sugar. Hunger can throw the …

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[Feb 7, 2013 | Comments Off | 3,278 views]
The Foundry Art Centre Debuts New Children’s Attractions at Free Family Fun Day

Enjoy an afternoon of free, family fun at the Foundry Art Centre in downtown Saint Charles!

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[Jan 9, 2013 | 17 Comments | 2,087 views]
Giveaway: Win Four Tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out!

St Louis Family Life ticket giveaway for Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out! at the Fox Theater in St Louis on Friday, January 18 at 7:00pm.

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[Nov 5, 2012 | Comments Off | 2,067 views]
Adapting Your Workout to Fit Your Current Lifestyle

Harriette shares tips about adapting your exercise routine to fit your life!

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[Sep 17, 2012 | 9 Comments | 3,777 views]
Giveaway! Win a Four Pack of Tickets to Disney on Ice & a Recordable Storybook

To celebrate the newest arrivals to their collection, and to give you a chance to try one out for yourself, the folks at Hallmark want to treat one of our readers to a unique, Hallmark Disney Experience!

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[Jul 31, 2012 | Comments Off | 4,547 views]

As busy parents, who wants yet another thing to be responsible for on a daily basis/ But adding this little “list’ to your daily life, can help keep your eating and health on track.
Anyone who has ever spent a day with me knows I’m always writing notes to myself. Whether it’s stuff I need at the grocery store, appointments, directions or reminders of things to do, there are always random scraps of paper around my house and in my purse.
For years, I’ve kept my food diary in the same way; …

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[Apr 20, 2012 | One Comment | 2,904 views]
Free Your Mind: Mindful Eating Strategies

By Harriette Kraus

My family and I are self-admitted foodies. While other families go on vacations and bring back glowing descriptions of paintings and churches, we can illustrate every luscious detail of the Paella in Barcelona, the Caprese salad in Florence, or even the amazing carrot cake in Chicago. While watching shows on the Food Network, we love hearing the descriptions of specific flavors and ingredient combinations in the foods they feature. Our restaurant experiences are not just about satisfying hunger, but enjoying the specific flavors in each bite.

It might seem contrary that someone who teaches fitness for a living would advocate the enjoyment of an array of foods and flavors. But an awareness of what we eat, or something called mindful eating, is exactly why the Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) program at the University of New Mexico Center for Life Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic was developed by Brian Shelley, MD.

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