Holiday Wonder Brings Sparkle to Fair Park this Season
October 16, 2017 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

Holiday Wonder Brings Sparkle to the Season in Fair Park Nov. 21 – Jan. 7
Magical lanterns. Lifetime of Memories. Family-friendly event illuminates holiday season with artistic wonderland creations, attractions and performances
Holiday Wonder debuts this winter …

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Articles by Liz Mangelsdorf

I am a daughter, sister, wife and mother. My 2 kids who keep me busy remind me everyday not to take life too seriously. I try to live in the moment as much as possible as nothing speeds up the hands of time like having kids! My husband is an avid golfer, a hands on dad and my perfect partner. I can be a workaholic. I embrace technology, but am still married to my hand written calendar. I am a big sports fan and my greatest vice are magazines (can't leave the grocery store without one!)

3 Simple Tips to Make Bedtime Stress Free
September 6, 2017 – 7:31 am | No Comment
3 Simple Tips to Make Bedtime Stress Free

 
3 Tips to Transform Bedtime
Every night your tween’s body begs for sleep. And every night your child resists it. It’s no fun. Here are three simple tips to make bedtime stress free to ensure a …

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip: Perfect for Your Football Watching Party!
September 4, 2017 – 9:30 pm | 6 Comments
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip: Perfect for Your Football Watching Party!

Try this cheesy, hot Buffalo Chicken Dip at your next party.
I refuse to believe that I am an “a-typical woman” because I love watching football. I know that there are lots of woman out there …

27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth
August 27, 2017 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth

Great Places in DFW to Dine Alfresco
(Updated 2017)
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 patio …

Business Spotlight: Kiddie Academy
July 1, 2017 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Business Spotlight: Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy: Educational Daycare Centers that will Exceed your Expectations
 
At Kiddie Academy, we are first and foremost caregivers. We believe care and learning should go hand in hand, and the two should always be balanced …

4th of July Craft: Festive Hand Print Wreath
June 30, 2017 – 10:05 am | One Comment
4th of July Craft: Festive Hand Print Wreath

Easy craft for kids of all ages
Here’s a cute and easy craft that your kids will love making. It’s a great way to create a special keepsake too.

Guide to 60+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks
June 19, 2017 – 9:00 am | 108 Comments
Guide to 60+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks

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 …

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift: DIY Chalkboard Gift Basket
April 26, 2017 – 6:16 am | No Comment
Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift: DIY Chalkboard Gift Basket

A ‘thank you’ gift for Teacher Appreciation Week that is a fun project for kids too!
by Liz Mangelsdorf
This decorative DIY chalkboard container is perfect to hold  special little gifts. I put together these gifts for …

Making Easy Holiday Fudge with Your Kids
December 11, 2016 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Making Easy Holiday Fudge with Your Kids

Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Holiday Fudge
The winter break is such a great time to reconnect with your kids on a one to one basis. Mia loves to help in the kitchen and making this …

Santa’s Village in Richardson – Fun Family Tradition
November 28, 2016 – 7:00 am | 3 Comments
Santa’s Village in Richardson – Fun Family Tradition

Looking for a fun family holiday event to celebrate the holiday season?
Santa’s Village located in Richardson opens Saturday December 3rd, 2016 at 6:00pm!
We have been going as a family for the past 5 years, as it is now …

Dirt Pudding: Fun Kids Treat
October 3, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Dirt Pudding: Fun Kids Treat

Kid friendly treat that kids
will love to help make
 
The Letter “D” week at preschool equals studying and learning about dinosaurs, dogs, and dirt. Dirt pudding that is, the perfect special snack for letter D week!