Hanging with Heroes 2023: A Super Back-to-School Celebration!



There were nearly 300 of you in attendance at this year’s Hanging with Heroes event! Lou Fusz Athletic Center was filled with laughter, dancing, bouncing, singing, and so much more!

Thank you to all the families that attended. There’s no better way to close out summer and send kids back to school than hanging with heroes!

Let’s hear it for all of our AWESOME sponsors who made this event possible! 

We want to give a big thank you to Rohan Woods School and Mercy Kids for being this year’s top sponsors. 



And for the second year in a row, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool sponsored our awesome, luxe bounce house! Also, ShowMe Therapy supplied free back-to-school boards that were customized live at the event, making the perfect photo op for the first day of school! 




There was truly something for everyone! Even the smallest heroes at the bash had their own soft play area, complete with a ball pit, bounce house, roller coaster, and bubble house. Thanks to We Came To Play for providing the soft play zone! 




This year’s Hanging with Heroes set the bar high for all of our future events. We had so much fun partying with you all! Thank you, Sunday Lane Photography, for capturing those sweet dance moves for us (and all of our event photos)! And a huge thank you to Laren Loveless Music for playing our favorite tunes throughout the whole event!

And there’s no Hanging with Heroes without the heroes! Thank you to Enchanted Events, Pattonville Fire Department, and St. Louis County PD for hanging with us! 




From Wonder Woman to The Hulk, we loved seeing everyone in their costumes this year! Shout out to Shiloh Counseling LLC for sponsoring our first-ever costume contest!




Last, but certainly not least, sponsors Chesterfield Family Dentistry and Aim Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning were in the house! From teeth cleaning to carpet cleaning, they had us covered!

It was wonderful to see the whole field filled with amazing vendors! From hair accessories to cookies, there was so much to see! With free haircuts and free books, sensory play and video games, there was a ton to do! Show your support by visiting their sites, booking with them, making a purchase, and telling a friend. St. Louis Mom is thrilled to connect you with the best of our local businesses!




Local Makers

Top KNOTch 
Sense of Play 
Brixx & Stones 
Sweet Momma Blair 
Two Little Bees 
AP Embroidery 
Sunny Side Makery 
The Pineapple Workshop 
Lemon House Bakes 


Learning Resources

AB Spectrum 
St. Louis County Library
Show Me Therapy 
R.I.S.E Behavioral Consulting 
Connections Academics
Kumon- Maryland Heights 



Lou Fusz Athletic Center 
Goldfish Swim School 
Kids World Gymnastics 
Foss Swim School 



Rohan Woods School 
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool 



Fete Booth
TNT Painting Palooza 
We Came to Play 
Laren Loveless Music
Top Hat Entertainment 
Gamer’s Island 


Health Providers 

Mercy Kids 
Shiloh Counseling LLC
Chesterfield Family Dentistry 


Service Providers 

Tee Styles
AT&T Fiber
Aim Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning 




Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event possible. And to YOU for your continued support of St. Louis Mom! From all of us, thank you for making the third annual Hanging with Heroes: Back-to-School Bash a super celebration! Have an amazing school year!




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Kalyn Harris
Kalyn Harris, a St. Louis native, lives in Ferguson with her husband and two daughters. She earned her BA in Marketing and Hospitality Management from Southeast MO State University as well as an MBA from Webster University. After completing her degree, Kalyn set off on a huge adventure, teaching English to elementary school children in South Korea! During this year abroad she truly tapped into her adventurous side and her passion for traveling and exploring new cultures grew larger! Once back in the states, Kalyn relocated to Dallas, TX. Fast forward five years, Kalyn had her first daughter 2 weeks into the pandemic! She and her family decided to move back to St. Louis to be closer to family and friends at the end of 2020 and it was the best decision that they could’ve made! Kalyn loves being back in St. Louis and learning the city all over again through a new lens. Her family enjoys visiting new parks, restaurants and doing family friendly activities around town. There is literally always something going on here! Kalyn has a passion for planning and finds joy in executing the perfect event!