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

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 …

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7 Tips for When Your Child Stays Home Alone
August 31, 2015 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

Ways to Keep Your Child Safe When Home Alone

As parents, we never want to leave our children home alone, but sometimes it is unavoidable.  Here are a few basics to keep in mind when your child must be home alone.

1.  Discuss any fears your child might have. Start by talking to your child honestly about how they feel about being home alone. Your child’s fears may be calmed with information about simple safety procedures in the house, such as locked windows and doors. Sometimes it’s the unknown that frightens a child. If your child knows he or she won’t have to answer the door or the telephone, that may be enough to put their mind at ease. That’s why it’s so important to get to the bottom of your child’s fear by discussing what’s behind it. Read the full story »

10 Classic Children’s Books For Kids to Enjoy
August 27, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment
10 Classic Children’s Books For Kids to Enjoy

10 Classic Books Your Child Will Enjoy
Reading is the cornerstone of early learning. It engages the imagination and opens new doorways to adventure and possibilities. Early reading is a great way for parents to spend …

Create a Morning Routine that Works for the Whole Family
August 21, 2015 – 6:36 am | No Comment
Create a Morning Routine that Works for the Whole Family

Establishing Solid Morning Routines for Your Family
Do you have a child who is hard to wake up in the morning? Or a child who dawdles for what seems like hours? Or the child who scrambles …

20 Lunch Box Ideas
August 19, 2015 – 6:00 am | No Comment
20 Lunch Box Ideas

20 Creative Lunch Box Ideas
Not every child loves the traditional sandwich for lunch.  There is no doubt that every child is different and enjoys his or her favorite foods. When it comes to school …

How to Keep Your Sanity When It’s Back-to-School Time
August 16, 2015 – 9:12 am | No Comment
How to Keep Your Sanity When It’s Back-to-School Time

5 Tips for Mom’s Back-to-School Sanity
by Jennifer Keitt
1.  Heal self-defeating thoughts: “I stunk at math and my kids will stink too!” This was my greatest self-sabotaging thought as a Mom, and I had to heal! …

Ways to Get Kids to Help with Chores
August 13, 2015 – 9:21 pm | No Comment
Ways to Get Kids to Help with Chores

How to Motivate Kids to Help with Chores

Expecting kids to never complain about helping out around the house is probably unrealistic. After all, adults experience days when lying in bed and watching television or reading …

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 …

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 …

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