How To Help Your Introverted Child Make Friends

How To Help Your Introverted Child Make Friends
My son is very quiet and reserved. He hangs back to observe the other kids before joining in - and even then often chooses not to participate. He is easily embarrassed and tends to overthink things. Does this sound familiar to you? If so, you, like me, might have an introverted child who finds making friends difficult. I don't worry about my son as he is a great kid, very introspective and creative, and I'm confident he will find his way. And kids don't...

Strawberry Heart Man Kid Snack

Strawberry Heart Man Kid Snack
This is such a fun, cute and slightly healthy snack for kids this Valentine Month of love! This is such a fun after school snack to make this week…or if you are planning a class party or Valentine party for kids, they will love these! Do you need a quick and healthy Valentine’s Day treat to send with your kids to school? Try making these heart man snacks with your kids! All you’ll need is toothpicks, fresh strawberries, candy eyes, pretzel sticks, mi...

“Pick Your Own” Farms In and Around DFW

“Pick Your Own” Farms In and Around DFW
As the demand for fresh produce grows, many Dallas-area farms are stepping up to provide fun “pick your own” experiences for the entire family. Here are a few of our favorites. Storm Farms Strawberries (generally May through the first week of June) 3010 South Bowen Road, Arlington 817-602-0668 Facebook Pure Land Farm A variety of organic produce such as blackberries, carrots, lettuce, kale, tomatoes and herbs depending on the season 7505 County

Dreading Summer Vacation or Jumping For Joy?

Dreading Summer Vacation or Jumping For Joy?
I am one of those moms who in early May starts excitedly counting down the days until school breaks for the summer. Ahhh...summer vacation...I envision a more relaxed schedule, longer days, and later bedtimes. Who else looks forward to freedom from the chaos of homework, school projects and after school activities? Then...before I know it, school’s out and summer arrives. Each year I truly believe the summer will be leisurely  and full of light and lov

Is Your Firstborn or Only Child a Perfectionist?

Is Your Firstborn or Only Child a Perfectionist?
Firstborns and only children tend to carry a burdensome load: perfectionism. My firstborn cried out of frustration in elementary school many times unable to immediately master a skill. I noticed he changed dramatically as he grew older and became seemingly lazy and unmotivated; it took us awhile to understand he was still a perfectionist, but gave up even trying because it hurt too much to fail. We did not take any responsibility for the problem as in our

Are You Paying Your Babysitter Too Much? Too Little?

Are You Paying Your Babysitter Too Much? Too Little?
Do you need an occasional night out without kids to refresh and recharge? A time to nurture your adult relationships? I think we all do. But is it in your budget? Sitters are expensive, which means going out even for a casual night on the town can be costly. The expenses add up quickly when you add the cost of your meal or activity to the babysitting fees. Even so, it may be worth it to you to have an adult evening once in awhile.  Once you make the decisi...

Creative Non-Candy Easter Baskets Your Kids Will Love

Creative Non-Candy Easter Baskets Your Kids Will Love
Don't want your child to overload on candy this year on Easter? I understand. A few sweets in the Easter basket are fine, but there are other items you can add that your child will enjoy too! Here are some ideas sent in by creative moms: Sweet tasting chapstick Goldfish crackers Granola bars Sunglasses Sidewalk Chalk Outdoor toys Play-doh Craft supplies Crayons Coloring books Paintbrushes/outdoor paint with rocks to pain

6 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Your Kids and Why

6 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Your Kids and Why
Creativity takes time. Children live very busy, scheduled lives these days, and moms, whether they work inside the home or out, also lead hectic lives. Free time to hard to come by for most of us. Creativity requires a block of time; it's not something that can be squeezed in between soccer practice and dinner. It's no surprise American kids are no longer as creative as they once were. Besides being busy, we live in a world obsessed with ...

The Latest Baby Trend – Plants in the Nursery?

The Latest Baby Trend – Plants in the Nursery?
  I don't know about you, but I feel like having a baby is a lot of work and I'm not sure I want to add plants to the mix that also need care. I seem to be in the minority, though. The latest trend for nurseries in 2019 revolves around turning the baby's room into a tranquil haven touched by nature. Of course, the plants need to be baby and mom friendly, which means both non-toxic and can survive poor maintenance if necessary. Choosing plants with ...

Mothers are Working Overtime

Mothers are Working Overtime
As a working mom, I put in 14 hour days on average. The least stressful part of my day is actually the time spent at the office. As is the case with most working moms, my day starts at about 6:30 a.m. and lasts until the last kids goes to bed at 8:30 pm. No wonder I'm exhausted. According to a study commissioned by Welch's Grape Juice, working moms put in almost 100 hours of work each week between paid work hours and domestic (in other words, unpaid) la