27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth
March 22, 2017 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Great Places in DFW to Dine Alfresco
(Updated 2017)
My favorite thing about our amazing Texas weather is dining “alfresco”. Perhaps it is my Oregon roots, but I have always been a big fan of the patio …

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Prevent Childhood Obesity by Making Changes Now
September 16, 2016 – 9:40 am | One Comment
Prevent Childhood Obesity by Making Changes Now

The ABC’s of a Healthy Child
 
Guest post by Dr Angela Mix, DO, Pediatrician
Can you really teach your child to become active and healthy?  Yes, you can. And no, it doesn’t have to be a struggle.  …

10 Kid Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
September 13, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
10 Kid Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids
 
Kids love Halloween, and one of the best parts about Halloween (besides the candy, of course) is turning a pumpkin into something cool, crazy or scary. The traditional way to do …

Myths About Head Lice
September 13, 2016 – 7:00 am | 3 Comments
Myths About Head Lice

Common Myths About Head Lice
With the school year in full swing parents should take the time to learn about the “facts of lice” to all the conflicting myths out there about the icky hair critters …

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 …

Thomas & Friends Blue-Ray DVD Giveaway
September 12, 2016 – 12:21 pm | 16 Comments
Thomas & Friends Blue-Ray DVD Giveaway

Win One of 20 Thomas & Friends “The Great Race” DVD’s
Get ready, get set, GO! When the best engines from around the world gather to compete in The Great Railway Show, Thomas is determined to …

Safety Tips for Kids who Commute to School
September 11, 2016 – 1:23 pm | No Comment
Safety Tips for Kids who Commute to School

Back to School Transportation Safety Tips
As families prepare to head back to school, it is important to familiarize parents and children with some potentially lifesaving safety tips. Buses and bicycles are two of the most …

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.

4 DAY FLASH GIVEAWAY: Barbie Starlight Adventure Blu-Ray DVD
September 5, 2016 – 6:18 pm | 3 Comments
4 DAY FLASH GIVEAWAY: Barbie Starlight Adventure Blu-Ray DVD

Win 1 of 20 Barbie Starlight Adventure DVD’s

Vegetable Parmesan Sticks with Creamy Marinara Sauce
September 2, 2016 – 7:45 am | No Comment
Vegetable Parmesan Sticks with Creamy Marinara Sauce

Starters and Sides Made Easy: Parmesan Sticks with Creamy Marinara Sauce
Recipe Excerpt from Starters & Sides Made Easy
Who doesn’t love a good main course?  But why should main courses get all the attention?  For any …

11 Healthy Breakfast Recipes Kids will Love
September 1, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment
11 Healthy Breakfast Recipes Kids will Love

11 Healthy Breakfast Recipes Kids will Love
 
by Minette Riordan
We are committed to sending our kids off to school every morning with a healthy breakfast that is not too full of sugar and has some healthy …