Family Fun

Show Me the Produce

Once upon a time, I had a garden. It was a spectacular garden filled with vegetables of all kinds, plus rhubarb and strawberries and complete with pleasant neighbors hanging over the fence each weekend to see what was ripe. In all fairness, it was mostly my husband’s garden (I have a black thumb), but I really enjoyed it. Then we …

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12 Weeks, 12 Missouri Lakes

Twelve weeks. That’s about how long summer lasts, starting with Memorial Day weekend and running through mid-August, with the first day of school as summer’s unofficial ending. While the season’s stay is oh-so brief, you can cram a lot of fun into those 12 weeks, especially if your travels include Missouri’s recreational lakes. Fun abounds when you’re out on the …

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Mother’s Day in Missouri Ideas for 2017

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Here are a few Missouri adventure ideas to celebrate “mom,” both in the traditional and non-traditional sense of the word. May is a great time to get outside, especially for the “Family-Time Mom” with young …

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Eyes on the Skies: 2017 Missouri Airshows

As spring settles in, everyone heads outdoors for their favorite sports and hobbies. For some, they feel the call of the ballpark. For others, they need to get some dirt under their fingernails getting the garden growing. For me, I feel a need – a need for speed! And yes, that’s an homage to Top Gun, because it’s air show …

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Dreaming of Warmer Weather in Missouri

While singing of a love gone wrong and moving on, country crooner Dierks Bentley extols the virtues of finding himself “Somewhere on a Beach.” Although I don’t identify with the particular situation he sings of, simply hearing the chorus puts me in a summer state of mind. If only he sang, “Somewhere on Osage Beach,” it would perhaps be the …

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Discover the Spirit of Christmas Past in Eldon

When I was a child, the highlight of the holiday season was a visit to Marshall Field in Chicago to see the Christmas windows. Each year, they had a different but entirely wonderful theme that brought the excitement of the season alive for me. Someone I met recently at a holiday gathering mentioned a similar experience on the Plaza in …

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Silver Dollar City Becomes A Winter Wonderland During the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson, where they’re celebrating An Old Time Christmas through Dec. 30, 2016. During your visit, immerse yourself in a magical setting that includes more than 5 million lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, live shows and a parade. Weather permitting you’ll also have access to the theme park’s …

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Spend the Holidays in St. Louis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again and we welcome you to see the spectacular scene in St. Louis! The following are treasured traditions and new magical experiences including decorative lighting displays, festive entertainment and more. While enjoying the holiday season in St. Louis, we invite you to search for the perfect gift at one of our …

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Light Shows, Shopping and More: Holidays in Kansas City

In between dashing through the snow and roasting chestnuts on an open fire, make your way out to Kansas City, where the holidays are full of family-friendly events, light shows, and some of the region’s best shopping. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the season in KC: Luminous Light Shows and Decorative Displays The holiday season kicked …

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Historic Saint Charles: Magical Christmas Traditions

When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights to the fresh pine roping and wreaths to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions in the mid-west. The stage …

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