19 Holiday Crafts for Kids
December 1, 2016 – 7:00 am | One Comment

19 Kid Friendly Holiday Crafts
Just in time for class parties and holiday season fun, check out these fun projects that you can make with your kids or kids can make with friends on play dates. …

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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.

Super Bowl Finger Foods: Cheeseburger Sliders
January 24, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment
Super Bowl Finger Foods: Cheeseburger Sliders

Mini Cheeseburger Sliders for Your Super Bowl Party
These mini cheeseburger sliders are the perfect finger foods for hungry super bowl watchers! Serve them with your favorite condiments and sides.

Zingari: A Culture of Cirque
December 31, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment
Zingari: A Culture of Cirque

Review of Lone Star Circus’ Zingari
An intimate theater setting, performances that defy gravity and artistry that captivates the imagination – that’s what Lone Star Circus brings to DFW locals with its annual holiday cirque productions. …

11 Gift Ideas for the Culinary Mom
May 1, 2014 – 5:25 pm | No Comment
11 Gift Ideas for the Culinary Mom

11 Gift Ideas for Moms who Love to Cook
by Mina Frannea
Mother’s Day is a day to show Mom some extra love and appreciation. If your Mom loves to cook like I do, here are some …

Easter Eggstravaganza and Resource Fair for Special Needs Families
April 10, 2014 – 2:52 pm | No Comment
Easter Eggstravaganza and Resource Fair for Special Needs Families

4th Annual Easter Event for Special Needs Families on April 19th
by Mina Frannea
Four years ago, a mom with a special needs child decided she wanted to help other families like hers so she created Especially …

13 Year Old’s Family Fights for Her Life
January 2, 2014 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
13 Year Old’s Family Fights for Her Life

Jahi McMath’s Family Continues to Hope and Fight for her Life
by Mina Frannea
Can you imagine having to face turning off life support for your child?  That’s what Jahi McMath’s family have been dealing with for …

Review of Lone Star Circus’ Charivari
January 1, 2014 – 8:12 pm | No Comment
Review of Lone Star Circus’ Charivari

Dallas Children’s Theater Presents Lone Star Circus’ Charivari
by Mina Frannea
My family recently attended Lone Star Circus’s Charivari at the Dallas Children’s Theater. With a loyal following that grows every year, Lone Star Circus has become …

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 …