Special Feature: Back to School 2014
August 11, 2014 – 8:23 pm | No Comment

Kids Activities, After School Programs,
Back to School Products in Dallas – Ft Worth
Finding resources can be a challenge when you don’t have a whole lot of time so we’re putting together a special feature highlighting …

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Reasons to Get Kids Involved in Volunteering
September 22, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

Reasons to Get Kids Involved in Community Service

Top 10 Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Volunteer

Getting kids into volunteering builds character, develops empathy and allows them to learn about their community. Here are ten reasons why it’s important to get your kids to volunteer.

#1: Volunteering helps foster empathy.

Empathy is the most critical disposition for responding to the needs of others.  We need to be able to imagine what other people may be going through or feeling. Volunteering helps engage our natural empathic sense, but you have to make sure that there are opportunities to talk about the purpose and experience of any volunteer activity if the recipients aren’t visible in the process (making sandwiches for the homeless isn’t the same as helping to deliver the sandwiches to homeless people). Read the full story »

Pumpkin Patches in Dallas – Ft Worth Area
September 19, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment
Pumpkin Patches in Dallas – Ft Worth Area

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

5 Fall Crafts for Kids
September 18, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment
5 Fall Crafts for Kids

5 Fun Fall Crafts for Kids
Here are a few fun projects your kids can enjoy this fall.

Is Your Child Overscheduled?
September 18, 2014 – 2:03 pm | No Comment
Is Your Child Overscheduled?

Is Your Child Overscheduled? Down Time is Important for Kids
Kids are busier than ever.  Between a full schedule during the school day and all the extracurricular activities after school, when does a kid have time …

Fall Recipes: Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pancakes
September 18, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment
Fall Recipes: Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
Big thanks to Maggie Savage, the publisher and recipe developer for BalancedPlatter.com, for her permission to share this fabulous recipe for pumpkin pancakes with you.

Puree:
7 eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 …

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, Sept 18th
September 16, 2014 – 10:22 am | No Comment
North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, Sept 18th

Stretch Your Donation Dollars on North Texas Giving Day
Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 (6am – midnight) is North Texas Giving Day, your opportunity to support more than 1,500 certified non-profit organizations in North Texas by enabling …

Teaching Kids to How Manage Time
September 15, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment
Teaching Kids to How Manage Time

How to Teach Kids to Manage Time
by Lorraine Brock
As many of my readers know I am a mom of three boys, and while my youngest is now 17, I am still helping him learn to …

Home Safety Tips for Babies and Toddlers
September 15, 2014 – 10:34 am | No Comment
Home Safety Tips for Babies and Toddlers

September is Baby Safety Month: Use These Home Safety Tips
September is Baby Safety Month September is Baby Safety Month and is a good time to do a thorough walk through the home to ensure all …

Prevent Childhood Obesity by Making Changes Now
September 14, 2014 – 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.  …

Using Martial Arts Tips to Concentrate Better on Studying
September 11, 2014 – 3:26 pm | No Comment
Using Martial Arts Tips to Concentrate Better on Studying

Six Mental Martial Arts Tips to Make Studying Easier (and Fun!)
By Edward G. Brown
It’s back to school time. After a summer of students letting their brain go where it wanted, when it wanted, now …

The Carpathian Assignment: A Twist on the Classic Dracula Story
September 11, 2014 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
The Carpathian Assignment: A Twist on the Classic Dracula Story

Book Review: The Carpathian Assignment
by Lisa Henson
What do you think of when you think of Dracula?  Bela Lugosi playing the part in black and white?  The Bram Stoker story and its movie incarnation?  George Hamilton …