Exploring St. Louis: A Family Adventure Guide

Saint Louis In Tune

Apr 11 2024 • 54 mins

Dive into family-related activities and destinations in St. Louis with guest Tara Smith, author of 'Best Mom, St. Louis'. Tara, a seasoned blogger and mother of four, shares insights from her book, offering a plethora of recommendations for family outings that cater to various interests, including the best places for pizza, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences.

The discussion emphasizes the importance of spending quality time with family, exploring local attractions, and embracing the opportunity to be a tourist in one's own city. Tara also discusses her motivations behind writing the book, her background, and the effort involved in curating the list of recommended places. Additionally, the episode touches on the significance of digital detox for kids, fostering family bonds through shared experiences, and provides a brief overview of upcoming book signings where audiences can meet Tara Smith in person.

[00:00] Introduction to Family Fun in St. Louis

[00:38] Welcome to St. Louis In Tune

[00:55] Morning Banter and Show Teasers

[01:39] Promoting Civility and Family Togetherness

[03:43] Tara Smith Discusses Her Book 'Best Mom, St. Louis'

[04:55] Exploring St. Louis: A Family-Friendly City

[06:03] The Making of 'Best Mom, St. Louis'

[11:57] Tara's Personal Favorites and Family Memories

[16:31] Uncovering Hidden Gems in St. Louis

[19:21] The Importance of Family Activities and Communication

[27:51] Tara Smith: Not Just the 'Best Mom' but a Guide for All

[31:36] Exploring Hidden Gems: The Skate Park Discovery

[35:20] Affordable Family Fun: Free Activities and Budget-Friendly Options

[38:10] The Ultimate Family Adventure: Creating a Bucket List from the Book

[39:27] Book Signings and Engaging Events: Where to Meet the Author

[44:00] Encouragement for Single Parents: Balancing Work and Family Time

[47:33] Celebrating National Days and Wrapping Up with Humor

SCHEDULED EVENTS FOR BEST MOM ST. LOUIS

  • Saturday, April 20, from 1 – 3 p.m. Main Street Books: 307 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301: (636) 949-0105
  • Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Happy Up Inc.: 8103 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105: (314) 725-2455
  • Saturday, June 1, from 12 – 2 p.m. The Landing Hub: 1 Landing Hub Lane, Pacific, MO 63069: (636) 393-0778
  • Saturday, June 8, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Betty's Books: 10 Summit Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119; (314) 279-1731: Presentation and Book Signing

Places mentioned:

"Frontenac Mall": "00:12:10"

"Union Station": "00:14:04"

"Booster Park": "00:15:19"

"Lone Elk Park": "00:10:38"

"World Bird Sanctuary": "00:10:38"

"Suzanne Park": "00:10:38"

"Mississippi River": "00:16:56"

"Trolley ride in St. Louis": "00:16:56"

"Magic House": "00:18:44"

"Forest Park": "00:18:45"

"St. Louis Zoo": "00:18:45"

Mentions

"Dred Scott Heritage Foundation Petition": "00:22:49"

"Saint Louis In Tune Website": "00:24:02"

"Tara Smith's Blog Site": "00:39:28"

"Book "Best Moms Saint Louis"": "00:39:28"


This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com

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