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Our Mission for North Texas Kids

After 8 years as a print publication, Scissortail Publishing decided to go green! In early 2011, we converted North Texas Kids magazine to a 100% digital online e-zine format that parents can access on a computer, smart phone or e-reader.

Heading into our third year as www.northtexaskids.com, our mission is to provide families in North Texas with a guide to all of the resources available to them in the area, from education to entertainment. We strive to give our readership thoughtful, useful, and activity-based information in an easy-to-read format, and to provide it for free.

North Texas Kids dedicates advertising and editorial space to supporting local non-profit organizations and events, either through article space, advertisements, or event listings. Finally, our mission is to be financially, environmentally, spiritually, and socially responsible towards our associates, our readers, and our community.

About Liz

North Texas Kids expertLiz Mangelsdorf owns Scissortail Publishing,LLC and runs the day to day operations of www.northtexaskids.com.

She continues to champion one of the company philosophies that women can have it all. She makes the choice to be a working mom dedicated to her husband, children, family, friends and career.

Liz spent over 15 years working in the ice rink industry where she managed the skating programs, special events and marketing efforts for the Dallas Stars network of ice rinks. She was an active participant on several associations’ Board of Directors and a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars. Among several accolades over the years the most honorable was being named the 2009 Woman of the Year through the Ice Skating Institute.

Liz continues to grow North Texas Kids thru networking groups and the power of referrals.  She is currently the co-host of a local networking group called WEBB – Women Engaged in Building Business.

Liz graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Sociology. She has a diverse background working in software marketing and development, radio sales and accounting. Liz moved to Dallas in 1994. Since then, she married a native Texan and now has two Texas born kids.

Email Liz anytime at Liz@northtexaskids.com

About Mina

Mina Frannea is North Texas Kids Magazine’s editor and social media director.  She’s the person to contact if you want to contribute your work to our site. Mina plans and implements our content, social media campaigns and our twice weekly eNewsletter.

Besides contributing to North Texas Kids, Mina enjoys sharing relevant information with other moms on her blog, TheMomsJournal, and also contributes articles to other family oriented sites on a freelance basis. A Mom to boy/girl twins, Mina writes about family fun, kids activities, favorite recipes and her thoughts about events and/or performances that her family has attended.  She also enjoys the Arts, new technology, cooking and enlightening discussions.

Mina’s background includes social media, SEO, content editing, website administration, estate planning, managing a small law firm, working for a US Senator, and retail management. You can reach Mina at editor@northtexaskids.com.