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Learn to Swim!

By Admin | Apr 11, 2017

The Greater St. Louis British Swim School family is delighted to offer on-going enrollment in British Swim School’s unique program at  our local pools. We offer a variety of year-round classes, from water survival and learn-to-swim through advanced stroke development, and we welcome all ages, from 3 months to adults. Our small classes, fun and…

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Brunswick Zone XL St. Peters: Birthday Parties Your Child Will Brag About!

By Admin | Apr 11, 2017

Ready to be the envy of your Mom Squad? Or the coolest dad on the block? It’s easy when you bring the kids to St. Peters’ favorite place to party and play—Brunswick Zone XL! An innovative spin on fun for all occasions, Brunswick Zone XL St. Peters takes quality time with the family to a…

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5 Fun Math Games for Toddlers

By Admin | Mar 26, 2017

by Dr. Sandra M. Linder   Primrose Schools Want to help your toddler engage in mathematical thinking? Put away the flashcards and worksheets and focus on exploring math during natural interactions with your child. The goal at this age is to help children make mathematical connections during the everyday play that they know and love! Here…

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Screen Time Safety for Children

By Admin | Mar 9, 2017

With the growth of technology, young people have more options than ever to get in front of a screen. Kids and teens have access to many different types of technology, through phones, tablets, computers and television. Screen time safety is a way for parents and caregivers to be knowledgeable about what types of media their…

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Children’s at Progress West

By Admin | Dec 2, 2016

St. Charles County parents have convenient access to the highest-rated pediatric care in the metro area thanks to St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Missouri. Children are not small adults. They are special individuals who have age-specific developmental needs, along with weight-based interventions. So it’s crucial to have experienced pediatric nurses…

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Real Mom Talk: Why I Love Babywearing

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

by Chelsea Fleming When I started working at Cotton Babies, I knew absolutely nothing about cloth diapers, babywearing… really, anything about babies. But it sure didn’t take me long to learn! In no time, I memorized the names and colors of every cloth diaper we sold and became increasingly excited to one day cloth diaper…

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Noodles & Company: Made. Different

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

Made. Different. What does that mean? It means the dishes served by Noodles & Company, a fast-casual restaurant with seven area locations that serve classic noodle and pasta dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world, are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners. It means that you can feel good about bringing your…

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Our Favorite Smoothies

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

Who doesn’t love a time-saving meal? We all do! Whether it be a meal replacement, snack or protein boost, a smoothie can be the answer! The dietitians from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals did some research to see what recipes out there they’d recommend for busy moms on the go! Here are their…

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Kids and Exercise – the importance and when to start

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

The problem: For many years health professionals, nutritionists, primary care providers, and government agencies have focused on the obesity trends of adults. Their focus has ranged from primary prevention, which is aimed at inhibiting the development of the disease, to early recognition of the disease and the development of the traditional healthcare model and philosophy.…

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The Child Center

By Admin | Dec 4, 2018

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…

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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful | A Rewarding Lesson

By Admin | Nov 13, 2018

The holiday season is here! They are the seasons of joy and feel good memories, but also the seasons of occasional embarrassment by ungrateful child moments. Through the years my children have had a few of those. At times, they get greedy with a focus on toys, toys and more toys. They have exhibited less-than-graceful…

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Keeping concussions in mind

By Admin | Oct 24, 2018

In the midst of football season, concussions become a popular topic. However, concussions can result from many other incidents than just tackles. By knowing more about causes, symptoms and care for concussions, you can better prevent a brain injury.   What causes a concussion? A concussion can be caused by several things. The most well-known…

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Hometown Heroes

By Admin | Sep 25, 2018

  (September 25, 2018) St. Charles, MO… While it’s not unusual to see a summer lemonade stand on the tree-lined streets of St. Charles, it is unusual for all of the proceeds to be donated to help other children. That’s exactly what Castlio fifth grader Caroline Woodland did after she saw a need in her…

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Primrose Experience®: Building the Right Foundation for Future Learning and Life

By Admin | Jul 20, 2018

Choosing the right early education and care experience for your child is one of the most important decisions parents make. You want a provider who will keep your child safe, healthy and nurtured — but you likely want more than that. Total peace of mind comes from knowing you have a trusted partner who is…

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Together, We Can Make the St. Louis Region Smoke Free!

By Admin | Jul 10, 2018

For kids and babies, a smoke-free environment is key to a healthy start in life.  Unfortunately, our region still lacks strong smoke free indoor air laws to protect people from the toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in secondhand smoke. Our families, neighbors, and friends deserve better. No one should have to choose between their health and their…

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Teaching Kids to be Mindful

By Admin | Jun 18, 2018

When you hear the term “mindfulness” – what comes to mind? Have you heard this term before? Have you wondered what it means, how it can be helpful, or how to go about teaching mindfulness to your kid? What is mindfulness? One definition is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present…

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Join us May 12, 2018

By Admin | Apr 26, 2018

Bring the Family to the 2018 Baby Kid Expo! The 12th Annual Baby Kid Expo will take place Saturday, May 12th, at the St. Charles Convention Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. What can you see and do at the Baby Kid Expo? Our presenting sponsors, Children’s at Progress West, invite you to come…

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New Preschool to Offer High Quality Learning

By Admin | Apr 6, 2018

It’s a fact: children start learning from the moment they are born, and the brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other time. That knowledge can create a lot of pressure on parents to choose the right early education and care provider for their child! Opening soon, Primrose School…

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