Santa Hat Kabobs

Santa Hat Kabobs
Try these santa hat kabobs today! So easy, very cute and great project to do with kids!! (And a great healthy snack over Christmas break) Ingredients large marshmallows mini marshmallows Approximately 1 pint fresh strawberries Green grapes rinsed and patted dry (small bag should be enough) wooden kabob skewers Instructions Thread one grape onto the kabob skewer With kitchen scissors, cut a large marshmallow into...

How To Be An Awesome Elementary School Mom

How To Be An Awesome Elementary School Mom
It's back to school time and I'm already anticipating the chaos of that first week. New schedule, new forms, new teachers. I've been through it before, a few times actually, so I know things will work out in the end, but I still get anxious about all the changes that inevitably result from school starting back each year. I remember the difficult adjustment the first year well, and hope to help others cope more easily by sharing some of my observations and ...

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...

Why Bring Your Kids to the Library?

Why Bring Your Kids to the Library?
  I loved going to the library as a kid. It was an adventure - a quiet one, but still an adventure. I spent hours leisurely looking through the shelves for interesting stories until I found a few special ones to bring home. My mom was very patient and encouraged me to take my time making my selections. These books transported me to all sorts of interesting places and introduced me to a wide variety of people.  I remember feeling very grown up wh...

Whatever Happened to “Go Outside and Play” ?

Whatever Happened to “Go Outside and Play” ?
Memories of when I would "go outside and play" As a kid I was allowed to roam the neighborhood on my own by either foot or bicycle at a relatively early age. We did not have the safety net of gps tracking devices or cell phones. We had a limited area we were allowed to cover and we respected the rules.  And we didn't wear helmets, though I admit requiring gear to protect your head makes good sense for both kids and adults. Most of the time, we played...

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