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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Raising Great Kids: A FREE Parenting Telesummit Starts January 3
December 8, 2011 – 8:12 am | 3 Comments
Raising Great Kids: A FREE Parenting Telesummit Starts January 3

Raising Great Kids: A Heartwise™ Telesummit to Help Parents & Professionals Learn Best Kid-Care Practices for Health, Emotions, Discipline and Technology
Two parenting authors, Dr. Caron Goode and Dr. Minette Riordan, have organized a virtual conference …

Teaching My Daughter to Crochet
October 2, 2011 – 1:23 pm | No Comment
Teaching My Daughter to Crochet

My nine year old daughter Maggie asked me to teach her to knit. I laughed and told her I never did learn how, just couldn’t figure it out, but that I could probably figure out how to crochet again.

Is Your Child’s lunchbox healthier than the cafeteria lunch?
September 27, 2011 – 6:11 am | No Comment
Is Your Child’s lunchbox healthier than the cafeteria lunch?

After volunteering in the school cafeteria, I would have to agree that it’s often a toss up between the cafeteria food and what parents or the child packed themselves for lunch. Yes, kids can throw food away but most teachers in elementary school try to get them to eat some of everything. The biggest problem was that the kids don’t have enough time to eat! If they spend time chatting with friends or are slow eaters, they don’t get to finish their lunch. Kids need a break and they need healthy food!

Homework Help! 9 Tips to Overcome the Battles Before they Start
August 24, 2011 – 3:16 pm | No Comment
Homework Help! 9 Tips to Overcome the Battles Before they Start

It’s Back to School again and while my kids are excited about seeing their friends, they are dreading the onslaught of homework! In fact, my son came home from school on Day 2 with Math homework. There is no such thing in middle school as a slow start! My biggest battles with my kids during school seem to be around keeping organized and getting homework done before 9pm at night. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right foot this fall.

6 Tips for Backyard Birding with Kids
August 22, 2011 – 10:26 am | No Comment
6 Tips for Backyard Birding with Kids

On my walk this morning as I passed the ponds, a bird caught my eye. I knew it was a heron of some kind but didn’t look familiar. I came home and got out our well-used copy of The Sibley Guide to Birds (best bird book ever, add it to your Christmas list!) and discovered that it was in immature green heron.

Dining on the Ringling Brothers Pie Car – a Visual Feast
July 29, 2011 – 7:41 am | No Comment
Dining on the Ringling Brothers Pie Car – a Visual Feast

While we waited for the food to be prepared, we were able to visit with several members of the circus, including Andre McClain, America’s Favorite Cowboy and his fiance Danielle Diamboli, who is a dancer and a snake charmer originally from Brazil. They are pictured here with Maggie. We also met George Caceres of The Flying Caceres. He is a third generation performer and trapeze artist.