Empowering Kids. Connecting Parents.
Foss Swim School Opening in O’Fallon, MO
Foss Swim School makes cannonballs possible. Mermaids, belly flops and submarine races, too. We believe it’s possible for every kid to learn to swim and love the water, and we’re excited to bring our proven curriculum to the St. Louis area when we open our new indoor swim school in O’Fallon this fall. Over 26…Read More
Is It a Cold or the Flu?
by: Gina Allen, FNP, It can be hard to discern a common cold from the flu. A cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses while the flu is often caused by the influenza A and B viruses. Here’s how to tell the difference between these two viral illnesses and what you can do…Read More
Building Confidence, Self Image and Self Worth
The purpose behind the passion! Miss American Diamonds Pageant is a program of Nothing But Love Inc. Our mission is to uncover and discover the diamond that God placed inside of our participants. We are a program that welcomes each young lady to be herself why helping build her self confidence, self image, and self…Read More
Why Should Faith Be Important to YOUR Family? It seems that every week we hear more news about young people making bad decisions. From catastrophic tragedies to individual poor choices, it has never been so easy to get distracted from the positive aspects of life. The good news is that this doesn’t have to…Read More
Kids and Money
by: Jean Chatzky We nudge our kids to do their homework, cajole them into making their beds and teach them to be problem solvers. But there’s one major issue many parents fail to communicate effectively with their children about: money. It’s never too early to talk to your kids about money. Here are some ways to…Read More
Vein treatment important for health
When is the best time to treat varicose veins? Varicose Veins affect up to 40% of women and 18% of men in the United States. Varicose veins are caused when the valves in the leg veins stop working properly. The blood is not able to move upward toward the heart and circulate causing the blood…Read More
The Magic House @ MADE
Opening Summer 2019 In celebration of its 40th anniversary, this summer The Magic House will open its first permanent satellite location on Delmar Boulevard in the City of St. Louis. Created in partnership with the Cortex Innovation Community and MADE STL, the 7,000 square foot interactive space will support the Museum’s mission to engage all children…Read More
Importance of Early Childhood Education
The years from birth to age 5 are special years in children’s lives. During this time, they begin to express their personalities, which can be adorable, hilarious and even embarrassing at times (as nearly every parent or caregiver can attest). These years are also a crucial time for cognitive, emotional and social development. Early childhood…Read More
The Child Center
We are proud to announce The Child Center as our sponsored charity for our 2019 St. Charles event. The Child Center, Inc. is a Nationally Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center serving children and families in 14 counties in Northeast Missouri. The mission is to respond to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce the…Read More
Help for “Quarantine 19” Weight Gain from Head to Toe
By: Jill Cejas Jill Cejas, MS, CHES, is the Head to Toe supervisor in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Health Advocacy and Outreach Department Families are spending more time at home during the pandemic and are sometimes falling victim to “Quarantine 19,” a common term that refers to unexpected weight gain during COVID-19. This phenomenon…Read More
Help is available during Covid-19.
COVID-19 Information Lines For questions about the pandemic disease, testing and resources available, please call: St. Charles County COVID-19 Information Hotline 636-949-1899 (open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily) Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 877-435-8411 (open 24 hours) Current Information on Covid for STC https://www.sccmo.org/2105/COVID-19/COVID Medical Resources SSM Health BJC Health Care…Read More
By: Lauren Moran, MD, Washington University pediatric specialist on staff at Progress West Hospital. As a parent, it can be scary when your child is sick or hurt. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine what level of care is most appropriate — scheduling an appointment with their pediatrician or heading to the emergency room (ER). Pediatric…Read More
Game On! Keeping Your Young Athlete Hydrated
Dr. Tara M. Neumayr If you are like me, ‘Game Day’ is a level up in the daily challenge of parenting logistics. First, I check the weather – Hot? Cold? Rainy? Windy? Humid? Then it’s time to gather the gear: appropriate team jersey and matching shorts or pants; sport-specific socks; appropriate undergarments and provisional layers…Read More
Preparing for Pregnancy
If you’re thinking about having a baby, there are a few things you can do before conceiving to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Learn what board-certified obstetrician (OB) Cory Miller, MD, recommends as you prepare for the journey into motherhood. How do I choose an OB? One of your first decisions is…Read More
Making the First Day Easier
Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school…Read More
Bring the Family to the 2019 Baby Kid Expo West County!
What if you could plan a fun day with the kids, and connect with businesses in our area as well? You can at the Baby Kid Expo event! The 2nd Annual Baby Kid Expo West County will take place Saturday, August 10th at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Free Admission. The Baby…Read More
Top Notch Information at the Baby Kid Expo West County!
The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC) provides advanced pediatric and adolescent care, close to home. While enjoying Baby Kid Expo – West County, experience the approachable expert advice available at the CSCC:• Stop by our Family Resource station to chat with trained experts who offer trusted pediatric health information for patients, families and…Read More
Go From Liking Your Body to Loving It
Through diet and exercise,we aim to change the appearance of our bodies and reduce any body fat we do not want. With enough of these small changes your body can achieve results to improve your body shape and muscle development. But not everyone is built the same, and genetics inertia can inhibit those who put…Read More