2015 Guide to DFW Summer Camps and Kids Activities
March 16, 2015 – 7:12 pm | 20 Comments

13th Annual Guide to Summer Camps
and Kids Activities

Whether you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, Grapevine or Arlington, North Texas Kids can help you find the perfect summer camps for your child.
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Articles by Mina Frannea

A Mom to eight-year-old twins, my life is zany, unpredictable, yet richly rewarding. Thank goodness for my wonderfully supportive hubby who keeps me grounded. I write about life in general, family friendly activities around town, recipes I want to share, and crafts that keep my twins busy and happy. For more posts by me, visit my personal blog themomsjournal.com.

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Sour Cream Enchiladas
November 21, 2013 – 2:58 pm | One Comment
Leftover Turkey Recipes: Sour Cream Enchiladas

Got leftover turkey? Try Making Sour Cream Enchiladas
by Mina Frannea

Mmm…turkey and all our favorite sides — can’t wait for Thanksgiving dinner! Of course, then there is the inevitable leftover turkey.
My kids will eat only so …

Easy Beginner’s Craft: No Sew Fleece Pillow
January 21, 2013 – 2:10 pm | One Comment
Easy Beginner’s Craft: No Sew Fleece Pillow

No Sew Fleece Pillow
By Mina Frannea
My daughter and I worked on this no sew fleece pillow and it was a fun way to spend time with each other.

DTC’s Christmas Carol: A Fresh Take on Dickens’ Timeless Classic
December 13, 2012 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
DTC’s Christmas Carol: A Fresh Take on Dickens’ Timeless Classic

Review of A Christmas Carol Presented by Dallas Theater Center
by Mina Frannea
We saw Dallas Theater Center’s production of A Christmas Carol at the Kalita Humphreys Theater recently.

This adaptation of Dickens’ classic by Richard Hellesen is …

Encouraging Children to Participate in Community Service
December 9, 2012 – 6:15 am | No Comment
Encouraging Children to Participate in Community Service

Community Service Ideas for Kids
by Mina Frannea
The holidays are a time of the year when people are often inspired to volunteer their time to those in need. As parents, my husband and I hope to …

‘Ho, Ho…Uh Oh!’ Get Ready to Jingle with Junie B at DCT
December 6, 2012 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
‘Ho, Ho…Uh Oh!’ Get Ready to Jingle with Junie B at DCT

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
 
by Mina Frannea
We caught a recent performance of Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at the Dallas Children’s Theater. It’s a light-hearted show that the whole family can …

Special Needs Fall Carnival Saturday, Oct 27th
October 24, 2012 – 10:33 am | No Comment
Special Needs Fall Carnival Saturday, Oct 27th

A FREE Event for Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families
By Mina Frannea
Especially Needed is an organization based on a vision that a community can exist where individuals with special needs are valued, respected and …

Down Syndrome: Brooke’s Story
October 16, 2012 – 11:05 am | 3 Comments
Down Syndrome: Brooke’s Story

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
 
by Mina Frannea
Down Syndrome is a congenital disorder in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically. This disorder affects about 1 …

Pinkalicious the Musical: Pinktastic Fun for Fans of PINK!
September 26, 2012 – 6:08 pm | 4 Comments
Pinkalicious the Musical: Pinktastic Fun for Fans of PINK!

by Mina Frannea
Pinkalicious has been a long time favorite of our 9-year-old daughter’s so we were pretty excited to attend the opening night performance of Pinkalicious the Musical at Dallas Children’s Theater. As we were …

Music Summer Camps from Plano Symphony Orchestra
July 5, 2012 – 5:46 am | No Comment
Music Summer Camps from Plano Symphony Orchestra

Summer music workshops for kids in
grades 1-2 and 3-5
by Mina Frannea
Plano Symphony Orchestra is partnering with SMU Plano to offer four new music summer camps as part of SMU Plano’s summer youth programs. Each summer …

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
June 29, 2012 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

A tale of self-discovery
 
by Mina Frannea
As we walked in to the lobby of the Dallas Children’s Theater for opening night of Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, we saw a crowd gathered around a group of men playing …