Guide to 60+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks
June 19, 2017 – 9:00 am | 105 Comments

Spray park, Splash park, Spray ground…
Whatever term you use it is a place for children to have fun and beat the Texas heat! A spray ground is a zero-depth play area where water sprays from …

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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!

Parents Join Facebook Just to Spy on Kids
August 10, 2011 – 8:58 am | No Comment
Parents Join Facebook Just to Spy on Kids

Infographic on how parents are using Facebook to spy on their kids and why

FISHER-PRICE® LAUNCHES LITTLE PEOPLE™ ANIMAL SOUNDS CONTEST
August 3, 2011 – 7:54 am | No Comment
FISHER-PRICE® LAUNCHES LITTLE PEOPLE™ ANIMAL SOUNDS CONTEST

Parents can submit a video of their child making his or her favorite zoo animal sound and they
could win a $10,000 cash prize and a trip to Fisher-Price for a special photo shoot for their child

Ringling Bros. ® and American Airlines Center Invite You to Get the Party Started at Barnum’s 200th Birthday Bash in AT&T Plaza
July 12, 2011 – 7:21 am | No Comment
Ringling Bros. ® and American Airlines Center Invite You to Get the Party Started at Barnum’s 200th Birthday Bash in AT&T Plaza

! On Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 PM, you and your family are cordially invited to celebrate P.T. Barnum’s 200th birthday and the arrival of the circus to the Metroplex. The party will be held at AT&T Plaza, which is on the south side of American Airlines Center off Olive Street. The arena is located at 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219.

Hot Dog to Bun Ratio
July 4, 2011 – 1:26 am | No Comment
Hot Dog to Bun Ratio

I decided to make an unexpected 4th of July post today about hotdogs and hotdog buns. It came as a result of a revelation to my son this past weekend.
I have mentioned numerous times …

Modeling Values For Your Family – Day 3 of Blog Tour
June 10, 2011 – 6:46 am | 5 Comments
Modeling Values For Your Family – Day 3 of Blog Tour

The old adage that our children do what we do and not what we say is appropriate here. If you treat other people with kindness and respect, your children will too. If you say please and thank you, your children will too. If you are honest and tell the truth, so will they be. Your children watch your every move. One of my favorite parenting quotes of all times is by author and expert, Joseph Chilton Pearce who said, “We must become the people we want our children to be.” What are you modeling for your children on a regular basis?

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for New E-Book–Parenting Responsively for Connection
June 7, 2011 – 7:46 pm | No Comment
Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for New E-Book–Parenting Responsively for Connection

Dr. Minette Riordan, publisher of North Texas Kids, is a featured author and excited to participate in the
Parenting Responsively for Connection
Virtual Book Tour
Please join me today in ordering and enjoying this excellent E-Book called Parenting …

Press Release: Moms Asked for It and We Created It! iPad-friendly version of North Texas Kids now live!
June 6, 2011 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

With the advent of new technology and programming abilities, North Texas Kids has launched a browser-supported version of the June issue that is reader-friendly on almost any device. Today’s moms are very tech-savvy and embrace technology. As moms ourselves, the staff of North Texas Kids knows how important it is to make information accessible, easy to find and readable in a variety of formats. Liz Mangelsdorf, VP of Business Developments and mom of 2 says, “I love that we are continuing to develop and create ways to reach all more moms. As busy moms, the time we have to read can be limited. Having North Texas Kids magazine available on the iPad and smart phones is going to be invaluable for so many of us!”

Win Tickets to See Disney’s Shane Harper Live in Concert May 8 at House of Blues
May 2, 2011 – 3:20 pm | 11 Comments
Win Tickets to See Disney’s Shane Harper Live in Concert May 8 at House of Blues

Shane Harper is currently on tour NOW with Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson and will be coming to the House of Blues in Dallas on Sun May, 8th. You can win tickets to see Shane Harper, Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson in concert by posting a comment here about why you want to go (and yes, because your daughter would love you forever is a valid reason!)

Taking TAKS test this week? Help Kids Deal with Test-Related Stress
April 25, 2011 – 4:34 pm | No Comment
Taking TAKS test this week? Help Kids Deal with Test-Related Stress

According to Kidshealth.org, “Children who become anxious at the thought of a test often feel convinced they are going to fail. Test anxiety occurs for many reasons, such as lack of preparation, fear of disappointing the teacher or parents, or low self-confidence.” The statewide TAKS test are taking place in April across Texas and many children feel the pressure to perform or are afraid they won’t be able to pass their grade level if they don’t do well on the TAKS tests. There are a variety of ways that parents can help their children to overcome test anxiety and certain coping skills they can teach their children so they learn to manage their anxiety in stressful situations both inside and outside the classroom.