Santa’s Village in Richardson – Fun Family Tradition
November 18, 2014 – 8:00 am | One Comment

Looking for a fun family holiday event to celebrate the holiday season?
Santas Village located in Richardson opens Saturday December 6th, 2014 at 6:00pm!
We have been going as a family for the past 3 years, as it is now officially a yearly …

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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.

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 …

The BIG List of Holiday Events and Light Displays in Dallas – Forth Worth
December 3, 2012 – 11:00 am | 5 Comments
The BIG List of Holiday Events and Light Displays in Dallas – Forth Worth

by Mina Frannea
Popular holiday events and light displays in the Dallas – Forth Worth Metroplex 2012

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 …

Get Buggy with a Worm, a Spider and a Fly
May 23, 2012 – 7:18 pm | 2 Comments
Get Buggy with a Worm, a Spider and a Fly

by Mina Frannea
In its regional Southwest premiere, Dallas Children’s Theater’s Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly artfully weaves together three of Doreen Cronin’s popular children’s books. Directed by Joan Cushing, Diary of …