ReFresh, a two-story resale boutique in Brentwood, offers adult and junior apparel and supports the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.Photo courtesy ReFresh.
Tis the season for first-day-of-school outfit shopping. Add to that the extensive list of required books, pens, pencils, calculators, notebooks, highlighters and more, and families are sure to feel the pinch this fall. Consignment sales and shops can be a great way to stretch your dollars. Whether you’re looking to make money cleaning out your closet or to find that perfect dress at a reasonable cost, the St. Louis area offers a wide variety of consignment options.
Plan an outing to the Challenger Learning Center for an out-of-this-world experience.Photo courtesy Challenger Learning Center.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts proudly display their badges and patches as a way to share their achievements, interests and experiences. If St. Louis-area scouts need a little bit of help or to talk with an expert, there are plenty of local resources. These St. Louis organizations lend their expertise to make badge-earning a breeze.
Little ones can play while parents unwind with a cup of coffee at Urban Fort Cafe.Photo courtesy Urban Fort Cafe.
Although the crawler and cruiser set might not yet be ready to run with the big kids, they love to learn and explore the world all the same. If you're looking for a safe, stimulating environment for your littlest sprout to play, check out these best bets for fun with baby.
Get a new perspective on Creve Coeur Lake by kayak or canoe.Photo courtesy Great Rivers Greenway/Life Outside Festival.
When the mild temperatures of spring dissolve into the warm, humid days of a Missouri summer, the idea of running on a greenway, going for a spin on your bike or hiking your favorite dusty trail might seem a little less appealing. Before you resign to spending the dog days of summer parked on the sofa, however, why not turn your attention to a new outdoor activity? If you love the outdoors you’ve no doubt explored the region’s rivers and lakes by foot, by bike or perhaps even by horseback, but a growing trend is making it easier than ever for families to explore our waterways by canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and rafts.