Learn How to be a Knight During Spring Break at Medieval Times
March 12, 2017 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

Experience The Excitement of Medieval Times this Spring Break
A Four-course feast awaits as you watch the pageantry and thrills of an authentic medieval tournament come to life inside the walls of the King’s 11th Century …

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10 Tips for a Successful STAAR Testing Week
March 20, 2017 – 10:08 am | No Comment
10 Tips for a Successful STAAR Testing Week

Here are 10 ways to help our children be successful with STAAR testing
 
Whether we agree with standardized testing or not is a non-issue when it comes to our children in the classroom. They have to …

17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St Patricks Day
March 13, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St Patricks Day

 17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St. Patrick’s Day
Your kids will get a kick out of seeing a table covered in green food and they might be surprised by all of the foods they …

5 St. Patricks Day Traditions to Start With Your Kids
March 10, 2017 – 8:00 am | One Comment
5 St. Patricks Day Traditions to Start With Your Kids

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy
St. Patrick’s Day!
by Kerrie McLoughlin
Kids love any excuse to make a day extra special, so why not March 17 of every year? You certainly don’t need to be …

50+ Ways to Show Kids You Care
February 27, 2017 – 3:22 pm | One Comment
50+ Ways to Show Kids You Care

It is so important to show kids we love them every day of the year. While many of these we do naturally, we might not do them often enough or sometimes we just need to …

Easy Valentine Gift for Teachers: Decoupage Valentine Bookmarks
February 4, 2017 – 1:16 pm | No Comment
Easy Valentine Gift for Teachers: Decoupage Valentine Bookmarks

Homemade Valentine Gift for Teachers
I was at a craft place with my daughter recently and kids were decorating animals with decoupage. I hadn’t thought about decoupage in years but remember loving using images, scraps of …

5 Kwanzaa Crafts for Kids
December 26, 2016 – 8:30 am | No Comment
5 Kwanzaa Crafts for Kids

Kwanzaa is a wonderful African tradition to teach your family about this holiday season, and there are many simple Kwanzaa crafts for kids that you will have fun creating as a family as you learn …

3 Easy Hanukkah Crafts for Kids
December 26, 2016 – 1:43 am | 5 Comments
3 Easy Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

There are so many fun, simple and affordable Hanukkah crafts for kids, it was hard to choose just 3! I picked the ones that seemed easiest for  younger kids but I also included to links …

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: A Gratitude Tree
November 21, 2016 – 6:08 am | 2 Comments
Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: A Gratitude Tree

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: A Gratitude Tree
by Minette Riordan
We are focused on Thanksgiving at my house which means large meals, family mayhem, football and full tummies for many of us. I love Thanksgiving for all …

Napkin Folding Ideas for a Kid’s Party
September 13, 2016 – 6:25 am | No Comment
Napkin Folding Ideas for a Kid’s Party

I recently received a wonderful book for review called Top 100 Napkin Folds. Now that temperatures are cooling down in Dallas, it’s time to think about outdoor patio parties on cool fall evenings or a …

Fall Recipes: Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pancakes
September 10, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment
Fall Recipes: Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
Big thanks to Maggie Savage, the publisher and recipe developer for BalancedPlatter.com, for her permission to share this fabulous recipe for pumpkin pancakes with you.