Holiday Wonder Brings Sparkle to Fair Park this Season
October 16, 2017 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

Holiday Wonder Brings Sparkle to the Season in Fair Park Nov. 21 – Jan. 7
Magical lanterns. Lifetime of Memories. Family-friendly event illuminates holiday season with artistic wonderland creations, attractions and performances
Holiday Wonder debuts this winter …

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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.

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 …

DCT’s “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Bad Day” is Terribly Good FUN for the Whole Family!
September 27, 2011 – 12:55 pm | 5 Comments
DCT’s “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Bad Day” is Terribly Good FUN for the Whole Family!

By Mina Frannea
Dallas Children’s Theater’s adaptation of Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Bad Day, is a resounding FUN start to DCT’s new season. Scott Zenreich is perfect for …

Creative Lunch Box Ideas for Kids
September 7, 2011 – 2:10 pm | 10 Comments
Creative Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

by Mina Frannea
Although school cafeteria lunches at our local elementary school are somewhat healthier than in the past, my goal this year is to send lunch from home about 90% of the time. This way, …