5 Ways to Make Weeknight Cooking Easy
January 11, 2018 – 9:02 am | No Comment

Making Weeknight Cooking Hasslefree
With a little planning, a little restraint and a little determination, you can get through weeknight dinners easily.

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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.

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 …

DCT’s Madeline’s Christmas is a Must See Magical Adventure!
December 3, 2011 – 8:02 pm | 3 Comments
DCT’s Madeline’s Christmas is a Must See Magical Adventure!

Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of “Madeline’s Christmas,” a musical adaptation based on the popular series of Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans, is a holiday show you won’t want to miss! A brilliant opening night youth cast …

Spooky Symphony was Super Fun!
November 7, 2011 – 7:06 pm | 10 Comments
Spooky Symphony was Super Fun!

by Mina Frannea
My family recently had the pleasure of attending the Spooky Symphony, one of the productions of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) Family Symphony Series. This performance featured all the instrument families–Strings, Percussion, Woodwinds …

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales Review
October 29, 2011 – 1:38 pm | No Comment
Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales Review

by Mina Frannea
When I told my twins that we would be attending Disney Live’s Three Classic Fairy Tales, I got mixed reviews. My 8-year-old daughter’s face slowly grew into the  biggest smile ever and my …

Unique Coloring Book and Stickers from Putumayo Kids Teach about Global Culture
October 26, 2011 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Unique Coloring Book and Stickers from Putumayo Kids Teach about Global Culture

by Mina Frannea
Putumayo Kids, best known for producing children’s music that entertains, educates and inspires cultural curiosity, recently launched their World Culture Collection–coloring books and sticker collections about Africa, Europe and Latin America. I had an opportunity …

Kid Friendly Halloween Treats – Perfect for a Halloween Birthday Party!
October 20, 2011 – 8:00 am | 9 Comments
Kid Friendly Halloween Treats – Perfect for a Halloween Birthday Party!

Halloween Treats that are Kid Friendly
If you’re planning a Halloween themed birthday or just a Halloween get together for your kids, here are some tasty kid friendly Halloween treats that you might include on your …

Fall Festival for Individuals with Special Needs and their Families
October 11, 2011 – 1:40 pm | 3 Comments
Fall Festival for Individuals with Special Needs and their Families

By Mina Frannea
I love bringing attention to people who give back to their community. One such person is Heather, a mom whose eight-year-old daughter, LeAnna, has Downs Syndrome. I met Heather a few years ago and …