Santa’s Village in Richardson – Fun Family Tradition
November 18, 2014 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments

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.

Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs Families
March 27, 2012 – 12:57 pm | One Comment
Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs Families

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families
 
by Mina Frannea
Especiallyneeded.org is hosting it’s 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt for Individuals with Special Needs and their families. Especially Needed is an organization …

Dallas Children’s Theater Calls Out Teen Bullying in The Secret Lives of Girls
February 23, 2012 – 3:00 pm | 5 Comments
Dallas Children’s Theater Calls Out Teen Bullying in The Secret Lives of Girls

Teen bullying is more prevalent than
you might think
 
by Mina Frannea
According to familyfirstaid.org, almost 30 percent of teenagers in the United States are involved in school bullying. Thirty percent represents about 5.7 million kids who are …

Girl Power and a ‘Big Giant Puppy’ at Monster Jam
February 22, 2012 – 11:09 pm | 2 Comments
Girl Power and a ‘Big Giant Puppy’ at Monster Jam

Candice Jolly revs up the crowd with Monster Mutt Dalmatian this Saturday at Monster Jam
 
by Mina Frannea
Candice Jolly is one the few women in the world that professionally races monster trucks. She’ll be the only …

Scouting for Food: Boy Scouts of America
February 16, 2012 – 3:00 pm | No Comment
Scouting for Food: Boy Scouts of America

Support Local Food Banks by Donating to Scouting for Food this Saturday, Feb 18th
 
by Mina Frannea
Scouting for Food is the largest door-to-door food collection effort in the Dallas-Fort Worth area benefiting more than 45 assistance …

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: A Marvelous ‘Tail’ of Mischief and Mayhem
January 26, 2012 – 3:00 pm | 2 Comments
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: A Marvelous ‘Tail’ of Mischief and Mayhem

by Mina Frannea
Mischievous Mouse, Karl Schaeffer, punctuates humorous lines with finely  tuned physical comedy that keeps the audience (kids and grownups alike!) chuckling throughout the performance. Playing a young boy who is home alone and warned not …

Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes
January 18, 2012 – 8:17 pm | No Comment
Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes

by Mina Frannea
I love these simple to make Valentine’s Day recipes because I can make yummy treats for my family without spending a whole of time!
Did I mention they’re yummy?

Chocolate Dipped Truffles
I had truffles like …

New Sex Education Standards Released for Kindergarten through 12th Grade
January 15, 2012 – 9:26 pm | One Comment
New Sex Education Standards Released for Kindergarten through 12th Grade

by Mina Frannea
Recently, a national coalition including  The American Association of Health Education, The American School Health Association, The National Education Association – Health Information Network and The Society of State Leaders of Health and …

Cirque Banquiste Captivates the Imagination
December 30, 2011 – 8:26 pm | 3 Comments
Cirque Banquiste Captivates the Imagination

By Mina Frannea
We had so much fun last night seeing Cirque Banquiste at the Rosewood Center for Arts. It was my family’s first time seeing a Lone Star Circus production and it definitely won’t be the …

Lone Star Circus: A Celebration of Love and Imagination!
December 19, 2011 – 6:44 pm | 7 Comments
Lone Star Circus: A Celebration of Love and Imagination!

By Mina Frannea
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Fanny Kerwich, founder and Creative Director of Lone Star Circus, a unique circus show that features international stars who come together once a year, during the …

DCT’s Nutcracker: an Imaginative Interpretation
December 13, 2011 – 8:30 pm | 2 Comments
DCT’s Nutcracker: an Imaginative Interpretation

By Mina Frannea
My family looks forward to productions of the Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts at the Dallas Children’s Theater and we recently went to see The Nutcracker. I am always amazed at how …