Guide to 60+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks
June 8, 2015 – 3:00 pm | 103 Comments

Spray park, Splash park, Spray ground…
Whatever term you use it is a place for children to have fun and beat the Texas heat! A spray ground is a zero-depth play area where water sprays from …

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5 Ways to Make Weeknight Cooking Easy
August 3, 2015 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

5 Ways to Make Weeknight Cooking Easy

How to Make Weeknight Cooking Easy

We’ve all done it. We’ve angled into that drive-thru lane because we were too tired to cook or, worse, too unprepared. We know fast food isn’t healthy. We cringe as our kids insist on French fries instead of apples or carrots or whatever bone they are throwing out for us parents. Sometimes it is just easier to put on the blinders and hand over the debit card.

But weeknight dinners do not have to be such a nutritional wasteland. With a little planning, a little restraint and a little determination, you can get through weeknight dinners easily. Read the full story »

Swimming Safety Tips for Pre-Schoolers and Toddlers
August 3, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
Swimming Safety Tips for Pre-Schoolers and Toddlers

Hosting a Safe Pool Party for Your Preschool Child
If you own a home with a swimming pool, you are probably one of the most enjoyable places for neighborhood children to play. Preschool children love to …

Win Tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!
July 24, 2015 – 3:31 pm | 5 Comments
Win Tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

Believe in the Unbelievable! LEGENDS from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Behold the living legends! In an all-new show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings epic family fun as legendary circus artists from around …

24 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth
July 22, 2015 – 5:00 pm | 9 Comments
24 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth

Best Places in DFW to Dine Alfresco
(Updated for 2015)
My favorite thing about our amazing Texas weather is dining “alfresco”. Perhaps it is my Oregon roots, but I have always been a big fan of the …

Organize Smarter, Not Harder
July 22, 2015 – 10:29 am | No Comment
Organize Smarter, Not Harder

Organization Tips: Organize Smarter, Not Harder
Organizing like a pro takes experience and training that often comes from real life situations. Watch the video below and see this young boy working hard at the task of …

How to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with Your Child
July 12, 2015 – 6:13 am | No Comment
How to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with Your Child

Keep Your Kids Motivated to Learn and Avoid the Summer Slide
By Jeanne Clements
The undisputed research on “summer slide,” the concept of students forgetting what they have learned or students slipping out of practice during the …

Healthy Snacks for Traveling with Kids
July 10, 2015 – 10:37 am | No Comment
Healthy Snacks for Traveling with Kids

Healthy Snacks for Holiday Travel
Are you grabbing the kids and heading out for a vacation soon? Here is a list of top ten healthy snacks to pack for travel on planes, trains and automobiles.

Summer Recipes: Shrimp and Tortellini Salad with Sauce Ravigote
July 10, 2015 – 9:27 am | No Comment
Summer Recipes: Shrimp and Tortellini Salad with Sauce Ravigote

Summer Seafood Salad: Shrimp and Tortellini Salad with Ravigote
What visitor to New Orleans would leave without having tried a seafood dish like a gumbo or remoulade, or any number of innovative seafood dishes prepared every …

Helping Your Child Appreciate Cultural Differences
July 8, 2015 – 12:35 pm | No Comment
Helping Your Child Appreciate Cultural Differences

Helping Your Child Appreciate Cultural Differences
Children have a universal language of love, laughter, and acceptance. It doesn’t matter what culture they represent, the common denominator in the heart of a child is the desire to …

Car Bingo: Perfect for Road Trips
July 7, 2015 – 7:28 pm | 3 Comments
Car Bingo: Perfect for Road Trips

For a long car trip out of the city – make multiple sheets of the car bingo for everyone in the car (even the driver can play, just have someone else mark off their items for them!) Make sure you make enough copies so you can play a new game on the way home! The object is to see/find as many items on the sheet before you get to your destination. When you see an item, call it out and mark it off on your sheet. The first person to spot the item and yell it out gets to mark it off their sheet (good to have a witness for this part!)

10 Red, White and Blue Dessert Ideas
June 30, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
10 Red, White and Blue Dessert Ideas

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Dessert Ideas
These sweet treats are ideal for your table whether you’re serving for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day. Enjoy!