Pumpkin Patches in Dallas – Ft Worth and Surrounding Communities
September 11, 2017 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments

Pumpkins, Hayrides, Corn Mazes and more!
Dallas – Ft. Worth and Surrounding Communities.
(Updated for 2017)

Spend quality time with your family at one of the many local pumpkin patches that offer an array of family friendly activities like …

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How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
August 30, 2017 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Where to Find Out How to Help Harvey Victims
Earlier today, I was explaining to someone how inspired I was feeling about the wonderful outpouring of support for our neighbors in Houston and coastal Texas areas. …

Homemade Tomato Soup
August 29, 2017 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
Homemade Tomato Soup

Soup Recipes: Tomato Soup
A heart warming bowl of tomato soup perfect for any time with ingredients that are beneficial to your health.

Stranger Danger: How to Keep Kids Safe in Public Places
August 28, 2017 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Stranger Danger: How to Keep Kids Safe in Public Places

Stranger Danger: Keeping Kids Safe in Public Places
One of the challenges parents face in keeping kids safe is how to communicate important safety measures while at the same time, ensuring children aren’t unduly wary of …

27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth
August 27, 2017 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth

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 …

So You Think You Can Dance Comes to Dallas November 8th
August 26, 2017 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
So You Think You Can Dance Comes to Dallas November 8th

So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour
Celebrating its momentous 14th season, So You Think You Can Dance’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across America, performing in 34 cities, as part of the …

Ft. Worth Zoo Welcomes New Baby Zebra
August 26, 2017 – 6:27 am | No Comment
Ft. Worth Zoo Welcomes New Baby Zebra

Fort Worth Zoo announces birth of Grant’s zebra foal
The Fort Worth Zoo welcomed a male Grant’s zebra foal to the herd. At birth, the soon-to-be named foal weighed approximately 60 to 70 pounds and stood roughly 30 …

Internet Safety Tips for Kids
August 25, 2017 – 6:53 am | No Comment
Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Internet Safety for Kids
It is easy to be so busy thinking about protecting your children in the real world that you don’t spend enough time thinking about how to protect them on online. Although the …

Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Chores
August 23, 2017 – 8:57 pm | No Comment
Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Chores

Tips on How to Encourage Kids to do Chores
I was recently asked to share my thoughts on helping parents find practical solutions for involving their children in chores and responsibilities around their home.  Disclaimer to …

Transitioning Tweens: The Leap to Middle School
August 22, 2017 – 6:10 am | One Comment
Transitioning Tweens: The Leap to Middle School

Helping your child transition to junior high school
Whether your school district transitions students from elementary to middle school in sixth grade or seventh, it can be a difficult time for kids, and parents, as well.  …

Healthy and Fun Lunchbox Ideas
August 21, 2017 – 12:19 pm | No Comment
Healthy and Fun Lunchbox Ideas

Making Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks Fun – and Healthy
As another school year begins, for many parents that presents the challenge of trying to figure out what to pack in their children’s lunch boxes. Even boxes …