Ants on a Log – Peanut Butter, Raisins & Celery

Ants on a Log – Peanut Butter, Raisins & Celery
All you need is peanut butter, raisins and celery! This one is sure to be a favorite...sweet and simple, this recipe is so easy your kids can make it themselves. Better yet, they will love this healthy and nutritious snack So fun on a hot summer day!   INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch celery, chopped  peanut butter, chunky or creamy (preferably organic)  raisins DIRECTIONS: Cut celery into 4 inch lengths. Lather the celery p...

RAGE YOGA: Trendy New Yoga Practice for Stressed Out Moms

RAGE YOGA: Trendy New Yoga Practice for Stressed Out Moms
It's easy to understand why parents are stressed in today's fast paced world. Many of us are frazzled trying to juggle schedules, meals, homework and more, intent on providing our children with opportunities to succeed. At the same time, we work to achieve in our jobs and relationships as well. Some of us turn to yoga to destress which works well for many people. I've tried it, but for me, it's too slow. I make the effort to squeeze a class into my schedul...

Should We Let Kids Eat Their Boogers?

Should We Let Kids Eat Their Boogers?
Ugh. My little angel picks her nose and eats it. So gross. Why does she do it? And what should I do about it? Why Kids Eat Boogers Behavior First of all, nose-picking is entirely normal. This is particularly true for young children who do not have a firm handle on social skills that would otherwise prevent them from picking their nose in public. They learn what is considered acceptable behavior and what isn't as they grow and learn, often ...

“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

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

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 ...

Flu Update

Flu Update
The flu season is not yet over. According to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  influenza continues to be widespread in all states except Hawaii. The incidence of flu will likely last for many more weeks. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Flu can cause mild to severe illness, If you think you or your ch...

Getting Your Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers to Sleep

Getting Your Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers to Sleep
I don't know about you, but my biggest challenge as a mother of young children is getting enough sleep. I walk around in a constant state of exhaustion. The experts say babies and toddlers need adequate sleep for health and development, and that it is important to foster good sleeping habits - but to actually do so is easier said than done. Did you know that babies and children need consolidated REM sleep, just like adults? Not getting enough RE...

Watermelon: Fruit or a Vegetable?

Watermelon: Fruit or a Vegetable?
Watermelon is my favorite summertime snack, especially when Texas temperatures soar past 100 degrees F. The refreshing sweetness makes me happy all day long. I add it to salads, to drinks, and anywhere else I can! Did you know a watermelon is actually  a vegetable but normally considered a fruit?  It is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family with – you guessed it – cucumber, as well as squash and pumpkin. We all know a good picnic rarely exists without

FREE Fun-Filled Extravaganza to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Dallas

FREE Fun-Filled Extravaganza to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Dallas
I only recently heard about the DACPCO (Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity). Apparently, this fabulous organization has been around for 10 years. Each year they sponsor the Get Kidz Fit Fest at Fair Park in Dallas to provide hands-on opportunities for kids and their parents to experience fun ways to incorporate physical activity and good nutrition into their daily lives. Physical activities include rock-climbing, an obstacle course, basketb...