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Monday, August 1, 2011
Kid Fitness program seeks to build good habits for a future of healthy living.
Childhood obesity has definitely entered the consciousness of Americans in recent years. Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s website, www.cdc.gov. The website reports obese youth are more likely to have high risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, bone and joint problems, and sleep apnea. Obese youth are more likely to continue to struggle with their weight in adulthood and be more at risk for health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis, said the website. But where there is a problem, there are individuals in communities who …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
St. Peters Rec-Plex summer camps aim to keep youngsters entertained.
The St. Peters Summer Activity Camps at the St. Peters Rec-Plex exposes local youth to fun and fitness in a variety of settings. “The purpose is to keep the kids busy and active every day,” Assistant Camp Director Marc Daigle said. “We try to do this mainly outside. It’s easier for kids to stay in motion and remain active outside.” The camps run five days a week —Monday through Friday—and last from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Camps are divided into an activities and sports sections—the activities section is for six to 12-year-olds and the sports section in for seven to 12-year-olds. Activities camps expose campers to a variety of games and fitness while sports camps concentrate on a particular sport. Both sections last one week and …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The unwritten golden rule of the elementary school parent pick up line.
Allow me to vent, if you will. I know there are more important issues at hand, and in the grand scheme of things, this doesn’t matter. I also know I have no more control over it than I do the wind or the rain. But it still chaps my hide. Every day I leave my house at 3:30 p.m. to wait in the parent pick-up line at school until my children appear at 4 p.m. I take a book, I take my iPhone, I take a notebook and write. I come early, because if I wait much later, the line becomes very long and that means my kids will have to wait awhile before it’s my turn to get them. My oldest son has ADHD so the less time he has to get into trouble, the better. If you knew the chaos he could cause in five minutes, you (and your children) would thank me. …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Students learn about history in interactive events.
Fairmount Elementary in St. Peters has done History Day in the past, but this year decided to go bigger. Students at the school were able to interact and experience history Friday. The normal school was transformed to give students a glimpse at the past, as well as the future. For the first time, the school took the event outside as well. In the exceptionally nice weather, kids were able to learn from volunteers. In fact, all of the activities were put on by volunteers.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This weeks Moms Talk discusses cell phone use among young kids.
I have this strong feeling my future kids will look at me like I'm insane when I talk to them about my first cell phone. I was a few weeks shy of 20-years-old and beginning my sophomore year of college when I got my first mobile device. My phone was cheap and simple and did little more outside of calling friends. Of course, this was only 2005 so this was right around the time a lot of people were getting their first cell phones—I wasn't alone. Still, everyone has a phone now. I have two, one for work and one for personal calls. My phones both can access the internet. I use my phones more for e-mails and texts than I do for making calls. Wednesday night, I went to the St. Louis Cardinals game with my sisters. In the row in front of us a …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
This weeks edition of Moms Talk develes into what moms (and dads) do to get to take a break.
Parenting, I've been told, is a full-time job. I only have a dog and taking care of him wears me out. I can't imagine what it's like raising kids. All the work of clothing, feeding and molding the child—or children—has to take a lot out of parents. That brings us to our question this week for Moms Talk (and dads, feel free to chime in as well): What's your favorite thing to do unwind and get away from it all? When things get too high stressed, what do you like to do to cool off and relax? Is it even possible? Let us know in the comments.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Road trips can be a hassle, but there are ways to make family road trips flow smoothly.
E and C’s spring break arrived early this year—there was actually no spring in sight as we packed up our SUV to head to West Virginia to visit with our parents for the week. My husband MJ packs for 1, I pack for 3. So while he’s, ahem, busy trying to figure out how many pairs of underwear he’ll need for 7 days, I’m running between the boy’s rooms trying to get all of the things they need into their suitcases. I have to make a list to keep track of everything. More detailed than a pre-flight checklist, everything on the master list is ticked off as it goes into a bag, suitcase, or my purse—my big purse. I organize the medicine bag, the snack bag, help the boys pack their backpacks with DS’s and games, pick out movies, and gather chargers …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Still don't know what to do this weekend. Let us help!
Still don’t know what to do this weekend? Let St. Peters Patch help you out! The following list provides some of the best activities and events going on in your own backyard! Check out this week’s picks for a fun-filled weekend! SPRING SHOPPING BOUTIQUE & GIRL’S DAY OUT Where/ When? 32 Missouri Research Park Cir, Saint Charles on Sunday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Why Go? Come on ladies! It’s a day of pampering and shopping for a great cause! All proceeds support local businesses gear toward ladies and the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. Pricing: Free. WIT AND WISDOM: JEWISH FOLKTALES Where/ When? St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. on Friday, April 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Why Go? Storyteller Diann Joy Bank will …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
School is almost over and it's almost time to register kids for summer camps. At what age is it OK to send your kids away for camp?
Summer camps are rapidly apporaching. Camps are a great time for kids to get away from home and meet new people. However, leaving home for days at a time can be tough on young kids. Which brings us to today's question: When do you know your child is ready to go away for summer? Is there a right age? Let us know what you think in the comments below.