Articles tagged with: family
I had the pleasure this week of speaking with Lulu Powers, a lifestyle tastemaker on the cool new website ThisNext.com and chef, author and lifestyle trendsetter who has worked with A-listers such as Madonna and Will Smith. She had some great ideas to share on creating a holiday party that will appeal to both adults and the kids.
Looking for fun Winter Camps for the Holiday Break? Here are 10 great suggestions.
Heidi (who runs the NTK office but is a super-duper crafter in her spare time) and I spent our lunch hour one day at Michael’s to see what we could find that was inexpensive, creative and attractive to use as a simple centerpiece for the tables. We loved what we came up with and wanted to share it with you here, because we are always looking for inexpensive teacher, secretary or other gifts around the holidays.
My new routine, as I throw myself into half marathon training again, after three years of doing almost no running, is to get kids fed, help my husband make lunches and then head out the door by about 7:15. My husband and daughter wave as they pass me on their way to school. I wave back and keep slogging slowly along at what feel’s like a snail’s pace. The music and cooler temperatures help a little bit.
I got this press release from the Crow Collection of Asian Art, as part of the Arts in October events this weekend, a group of 10 Tibetan Monks will be creating (and ultimatley sweeping away) a large mandala made out of colored sand. I encourage you to take your kids to get a glimpse into this beautiful, magical and very peaceful ceremony.
Willy Wonka will open Wednesday, July 28 , 2010 and perform through Sunday Aug. 8, 2010. Performances for Willy Wonka will be Wed., Thurs., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 3:00pm. For exact dates and show times please visit our web site and click on the “Productions” Tab or “Tickets” Tab. Ticket prices are $12 online or $15 at the door. Advanced online purchase (before opening) are only $10 with coupon code “Willy”. For tickets, please visit our website, www.ArtCentreTheatre.com. Online ticketing is available with NO service fees and allows patrons to select preferred seating.
I also encourage moms to get creative and have fun with food. Think about cooking like eating rainbows! Kids love rainbows and they love fun, silly food. Disney has a fabulous website: http://familyfun.go.com/ that is full of crazy, silly and simple ideas to get you and the kids active in the kitchen and eating more healthy foods.
I don’t know about you, but I am firm believer that children need to play, they need down time, time to learn to socialize with others and be creative and imaginative in their structured time. The following press release shows that new core stands may lead to a plague of standardized testing in Kindergarten! Forcing young children to stay seated and focused for long periods of time feels like punishment – for both teachers and students.
“Buy One, Get One Free Wednesdays” are extended for Summer at the Arboretum with a coupon available on the Dallas Arboretum website that allows one free admission of equal or lesser value with one paid adult admission of equal or lesser value. Other discounts during the festival include $1 off admission tickets available at all Tom Thumb Stores. Free admission for all active and retired military with a Photo ID on Flag Day June 14, Memorial Day weekend May 28-May 31 and Fourth of July.
Gone are the days when we parented on automatic pilot, blindly trusting what we learned at our parents’ knees. The world today is a complex and confusing place; and for the first time in history, the support of close community and extended family just aren’t as influential as your child’s peers… or the social expectations with which they are constantly being bombarded.