Tuesday, December 6, 2011
For the booklover in your life, we have discovered some of the most interesting books by local authors.
This is part 2 of a two-part series, Holiday Gift Guide 2011, Books by Local Authors. Books make wonderful gifts for any occasion, especially for Christmas with so many published just in time for holiday shopping. To ease the pain of deciding which ones to buy your friends and family, we bring you our Holiday Book Guide. In our search for greatness, we decided to focus on several local authors who live or have lived in Ladue. This guide showcases some of the most interesting books of the year which cover a wide range of subjects and genres. Within the pages of these well-written books you will find biographies of noteworthy individuals buried in the historic Bellefontaine Cemetery, the making of a ballet, a photographic look at the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
How should parents respond when their child don't want to follow in their footsteps?
Let's face it, St. Louis parents: You've heard people say your kids physically resemble you or your spouse. But how many of us can say our kids' hobbies and other interests always align with our own? Few of us, probably. Consider this scenario: Johnny is going into the fifth grade. His mom plays piano, and his grandfather was an accomplished pianist. But Johnny doesn't want any part of it. He balks at a trial lesson because he'd rather go out and play ball all day. So onto this week's question: Should parents who find themselves in situations like this one push on, or simply let go of the issue?
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
And how should teens respond when they know their friends keep drugs?
This week, we're asking St. Louis parents to tackle the issue of drug use. Suppose your 16-year-old comes to you wanting to talk. He expresses concern because he knows that a neighborhood friend has a stash of drugs in his room. He is conflicted. He doesn't approve of drugs, but he doesn't want to become an outsider at school, where a growing number of students are using drugs. So onto this week's question: What should you tell the friend's parents? And how would you advise your child to respond to the situation?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Specifically, how can St. Louis parents encourage children to spend time together, regardless of whether they have a disability?
This week, we're going to explore the topic of diversity in St. Louis, specifically as it relates to children with disabilities. So onto this week's question: How can parents facilitate opportunities for children who do not have a disability to spend time with those who do? And to what degree is it important to expose young people to diversity?
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Dr. Cindy Haines Signs Copies of "The New Prescription" Saturday in Ladue.
It seemed like celebrity day 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes & Noble store in Ladue Crossing as Ladue Patch Moms Council member Dr. Cindy Haines signed copies of her brand new book "The New Prescription," How to get the Best Health Care in a Broken System. Ray Hartmann, Ladue resident, former publisher of the Riverfront Times and a regular on television's much discussed show Donneybrook on KETC Channel 9 was a customer. He bought a copy of the book. So too did Ladue resident and fellow Community School parent (to Dr. Haines) Buddy Reisinger. Monica Ross Straub of University City was a customer. She is developing Barkadero Finery Co, selling cotton collars for pets. She also owns the local company Leashes for Pets. All together, there was …
Friday, June 24, 2011
This Saturday, Barnes & Noble in Ladue Crossing, 2-4 p.m.
Ladue's Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Haines will Sign Copies of her first book on Saturday, June 25th. Dr. Cynthia Haines of Ladue, a member of the Ladue-Frontenac Moms Council has just debuted her first book "The New Prescription: How to Get the Best Health Care in a Broken System." She will sign books from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th. The signings will be at Barnes and Noble - Ladue Crossing. Dr. Cynthia Haines is the Chief Medical Officer of Health Day; President of Haines Medical Communications and adjunct professor of medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Haines also hosts a regular show HealthDay TV. The book is about getting what we all really want: better health care and on our own terms. There are numerous tips to …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Local author Dr. Cynthia Haines to sign books at Patch Sponsored Event Saturday at Deer Creek Coffee.
Meet the author 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Deer Creek Coffee in Ladue. Dr. Cynthia Haines will be signing copies of her book that day. The Ladue-Frontenac Patch is sponsoring this event, and free coffee will be available, courtesy of Patch. A leading doctor and health journalist offer a riveting exposé on how consumers can take control of their health care, save money and become healthier than ever. Tired of paying too much for health care? Fed up with skyrocketing fees and treatments that are growing out of reach? Dr. Cynthia Haines, chief medical officer of HealthDay News and president of Haines Medical Communications, Inc., said about $700 billion of the annual health care tab in the United States is wasted on factors such as unnecessary …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Which family meals are best created on the fly?
It's probably not a stretch to say that many St. Louis moms have limited time to prepare family meals. And the time needed to put together those sumptuous offerings is in great demand, too. That's why this week, we're asking members of our Moms Council to weigh in on the subject of food preparation. We're hopeful that you and other parents will get in on the discussion, too, by sharing your own suggestions for developing meals that are affordable, healthy and, of course, fast. Please feel free to share tips and links to recipes, and post your from-scratch tutorials, too. So onto this week's question: What is your go-to meal?