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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful | A Rewarding Lesson

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

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

  (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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