Pumpkin Patches in Dallas – Ft Worth Area
September 25, 2016 – 6:00 am | One Comment

Spend quality time with your family at one of the many local pumpkin patches!
Updated for 2016
You don’t have to drive far to enjoy spending a crisp fall morning or sunny afternoon in search of your favorite …

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Family Mealtime is Important
September 28, 2016 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

Family Meal Time

How to Get Your Family Back to the Dinner Table for Family Mealtime

by Laurie Barenblat

It may seem simple, but eating together as a family has been proven to be very beneficial. Studies have found the frequency of family meals to be associated with greater intakes of fruits and vegetables, milk, less fried foods and soft drinks, and higher intakes of several nutrients, including calcium, iron, vitamins, fiber, and less saturated and trans fat intakes.

In addition to the nutritional advantages, family mealtime has been shown to provide opportunities for children to learn vocabulary-building words that help them read well and have been associated with improved school performance. Family mealtime provides an opportunity for families to come together as a group and develop a sense of belonging. Some research even suggests families that eat together have children who experience fewer behavioral problems and reduce the risk that a teen will smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs. Read the full story »

Ways to Save Money on Halloween Costumes and Candy
September 26, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Ways to Save Money on Halloween Costumes and Candy

Tips on How to Save On Halloween Costumes, Candy and Fun
by Stephanie Nelson, the Coupon Mom
Halloween is now reported to be the 2nd most expensive holiday of the year! Even though we don’t exchange expensive …

Pumpkin Patches in Dallas – Ft Worth Area
September 25, 2016 – 6:00 am | One Comment
Pumpkin Patches in Dallas – Ft Worth Area

Spend quality time with your family at one of the many local pumpkin patches!
Updated for 2016
You don’t have to drive far to enjoy spending a crisp fall morning or sunny afternoon in search of your favorite …

10 Things Schools Can Do to Help Prevent Bullying
September 21, 2016 – 12:25 pm | No Comment
10 Things Schools Can Do to Help Prevent Bullying

10 Ways School Can Prevent Bullying
Bullying is an issue that schools around the country are paying attention to. It’s one that is leaving many seats in the classrooms empty each day. In fact, it’s estimated …

Vegetable Entrees: Winter Squash Ravioli
September 19, 2016 – 8:37 am | No Comment
Vegetable Entrees: Winter Squash Ravioli

Starters and Sides Made Easy: Winter Squash Ravioli
Recipe Excerpt from Starters & Sides Made Easy
Who doesn’t love a good main course?  But why should main courses get all the attention?  For any meal to truly …

How to Handle Reluctant Learners
September 18, 2016 – 2:00 pm | No Comment
How to Handle Reluctant Learners

Reluctant Learners: Keep your Son Engaged with Learning
Parents of boys are more aware than anyone when their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they go from engaged to unengaged, …

How Important is Vocabulary to a Child’s Reading Level?
September 17, 2016 – 8:31 am | No Comment
How Important is Vocabulary to a Child’s Reading Level?

How Vocabulary Knowledge Impacts Reading Skills
Words are the most valuable things your children can acquire because vocabulary is the cornerstone of reading, and reading is the foundation of all learning.
The more words kids know, the …

Prevent Childhood Obesity by Making Changes Now
September 16, 2016 – 9:40 am | One Comment
Prevent Childhood Obesity by Making Changes Now

The ABC’s of a Healthy Child
 
Guest post by Dr Angela Mix, DO, Pediatrician
Can you really teach your child to become active and healthy?  Yes, you can. And no, it doesn’t have to be a struggle.  …

10 Kid Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
September 13, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
10 Kid Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids
 
Kids love Halloween, and one of the best parts about Halloween (besides the candy, of course) is turning a pumpkin into something cool, crazy or scary. The traditional way to do …

Myths About Head Lice
September 13, 2016 – 7:00 am | 3 Comments
Myths About Head Lice

Common Myths About Head Lice
With the school year in full swing parents should take the time to learn about the “facts of lice” to all the conflicting myths out there about the icky hair critters …

Napkin Folding Ideas for a Kid’s Party
September 13, 2016 – 6:25 am | No Comment
Napkin Folding Ideas for a Kid’s Party

I recently received a wonderful book for review called Top 100 Napkin Folds. Now that temperatures are cooling down in Dallas, it’s time to think about outdoor patio parties on cool fall evenings or a …