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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Photography Contest and Art Show to Benefit Heritage Farmstead in Plano
March 20, 2012 – 6:38 pm | No Comment
Photography Contest and Art Show to Benefit Heritage Farmstead in Plano

Through the Lens…Images of Plano Photography Contest and Fine Art Show
AlleeOops Photography and OwnAPieceOfTexas.net present Through the Lens…Images of Plano benefitting Heritage Farmstead Museum. The event couples a photo contest with the preview of fine …

Spooky Symphony was Super Fun!
November 7, 2011 – 7:06 pm | 10 Comments
Spooky Symphony was Super Fun!

by Mina Frannea
My family recently had the pleasure of attending the Spooky Symphony, one of the productions of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) Family Symphony Series. This performance featured all the instrument families–Strings, Percussion, Woodwinds …

North Texas Kids Proud to Sponsor 3rd Annual Arbor Day Run
October 19, 2011 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
North Texas Kids Proud to Sponsor 3rd Annual Arbor Day Run

Arbor Day Run 5k/10k & Hike, The GREENEST race in North Texas!
Nature lovers, tree huggers, outdoor enthusiasts, runners and walkers will enjoy this scenic run through Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Join the Plano …

Birthday Party Obsession
September 19, 2011 – 2:09 pm | 2 Comments
Birthday Party Obsession

For as long as I can remember, I have loved birthdays, specifically my birthday! There were years that I proclaimed it a National Holiday, and not only would I have a birthday DAY, but there …

Backpack Safety – Is Your Child’s Backpack too Heavy?
September 1, 2011 – 8:05 am | 2 Comments
Backpack Safety – Is Your Child’s Backpack too Heavy?

It is generally agreed that no more than 10% of a child’s body weight when they are pre-teens should be loaded into the pack. As they become older the weight can increase to no more than 15% of their body weight. You want to put the heaviest weight at the bottom of the backpack and it’s a pretty good idea, especially with younger children to clean out their packs every one or two days as you will be amazed at what you might find that has gone missing or is unnecessarily adding to the weight of the backpack.

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.