Guide to 75+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks
June 1, 2022 – 5:00 am | 7 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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Articles by Mina Frannea

A Mom to eight-year-old twins, my life is zany, unpredictable, yet richly rewarding. Thank goodness for my wonderfully supportive hubby who keeps me grounded. I write about life in general, family friendly activities around town, recipes I want to share, and crafts that keep my twins busy and happy. For more posts by me, visit my personal blog themomsjournal.com.

13 Year Old’s Family Fights for Her Life
January 2, 2014 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
13 Year Old’s Family Fights for Her Life

Jahi McMath’s Family Continues to Hope and Fight for her Life
by Mina Frannea
Can you imagine having to face turning off life support for your child?  That’s what Jahi McMath’s family have been dealing with for …

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Review of Lone Star Circus’ Charivari
January 1, 2014 – 8:12 pm | No Comment
Review of Lone Star Circus’ Charivari

Dallas Children’s Theater Presents Lone Star Circus’ Charivari
by Mina Frannea
My family recently attended Lone Star Circus’s Charivari at the Dallas Children’s Theater. With a loyal following that grows every year, Lone Star Circus has become …

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DTC’s Christmas Carol: A Fresh Take on Dickens’ Timeless Classic
December 13, 2012 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
DTC’s Christmas Carol: A Fresh Take on Dickens’ Timeless Classic

Review of A Christmas Carol Presented by Dallas Theater Center
by Mina Frannea
We saw Dallas Theater Center’s production of A Christmas Carol at the Kalita Humphreys Theater recently.

This adaptation of Dickens’ classic by Richard Hellesen is …

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Encouraging Children to Participate in Community Service
December 9, 2012 – 6:15 am | No Comment
Encouraging Children to Participate in Community Service

Community Service Ideas for Kids
by Mina Frannea
The holidays are a time of the year when people are often inspired to volunteer their time to those in need. As parents, my husband and I hope to …

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‘Ho, Ho…Uh Oh!’ Get Ready to Jingle with Junie B at DCT
December 6, 2012 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
‘Ho, Ho…Uh Oh!’ Get Ready to Jingle with Junie B at DCT

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
 
by Mina Frannea
We caught a recent performance of Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at the Dallas Children’s Theater. It’s a light-hearted show that the whole family can …

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