Pumpkin Patches in Dallas – Ft Worth and Surrounding Communities
September 11, 2017 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments

Pumpkins, Hayrides, Corn Mazes and more!
Dallas – Ft. Worth and Surrounding Communities.
(Updated for 2017)

Spend quality time with your family at one of the many local pumpkin patches that offer an array of family friendly activities like …

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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.

How and Where to Adopt from a Salvation Army Angel Tree
November 30, 2016 – 9:05 am | 4 Comments
How and Where to Adopt from a Salvation Army Angel Tree

*Last Day to Adopt from the Angel Tree is December 7th; Last Day to Drop of Your Items is December 8th.

Every holiday season, with the help of individuals, families, community groups, corporations and area businesses, …

They Made Handblown Glass Ornaments!
November 28, 2016 – 10:01 pm | No Comment
They Made Handblown Glass Ornaments!

Creating Memories: Handblown Glass Ornaments
Our family has a tradition of finding  a special piece to add to our ornament collection each year. This year, we were invited by Vetro Glassblowing in Grapevine to make our …

Southwest Inspired Turkey Croquettes
November 27, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment
Southwest Inspired Turkey Croquettes

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Turkey Croquettes
These turkey croquettes are a delicious way to reboot leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I served them with an Avocado dipping sauce (homemade guacamole) and sauteed Asparagus. They make a great meal or …

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Sour Cream Enchiladas
November 25, 2016 – 10:01 am | 2 Comments
Leftover Turkey Recipes: Sour Cream Enchiladas

Got leftover turkey? Try Making Sour Cream Enchiladas
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 many turkey …

Savory Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken Sausage
November 6, 2016 – 8:13 pm | No Comment
Savory Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken Sausage

Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken Sausage, Spinach, Parsley and a White Wine Sauce
Get the whole family to love spaghetti squash with this rich and hearty casserole made with a fragrant and tasty white wine sauce …

Crispy Kale Chips
October 23, 2016 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Rainbow Kale Chips
I was craving something crispy and crunchy tonight and am trying to stay away from carbs so I decided to make some crispy kale chips.
I usually buy just green organic kale as …

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. …

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 …