10 Inspirational Ideas for Kids’ Stocking Stuffers

I remember opening my stocking every Christmas when I was a kid. Our family always saved the stockings until the end—after all the wrapped gifts under the tree had been opened. We kids were...

Butternut-Corn Chowder with Goat Cheese—The Perfect Soup for Colder Weather!

Do you have one of those recipes—one that’s simple and relatively foolproof, and that everyone always loves? One that every time you make it, you wonder why you don’t make it more often? For...

Chocolate Cupcakes — A Favorite Recipe

Like many new moms, I was quite excited about planning our first baby’s first birthday party. For the cake, I hired the same person who made our wedding cake (got the same flavor, the...

Shopping for a Good Cause: It’s Almost Time for Partners Card!

Dallas Moms :: the Partners Card 2014 will begin Friday, October 24 and continue through Sunday, November 2!  If you’re not already familiar with Partners Card, it’s a “card” you can purchase for $70 that...
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Broken Bow and Beavers Bend State Park: Escape with the Girls

Updated in 2022. Not long after our family vacation in Beavers Bend State Park, I returned with a group of girlfriends from college. The group meets somewhere for a long weekend every summer, and this...
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Broken Bow & Beavers Bend State Park: Escape with your Family

Updated in 2022. Over the summer I visited Beavers Bend State Park twice—once for a family trip and once for a girls’ trip. It’s a lovely place in Southeastern Oklahoma, located at the foothills of...

7 Favorite Baby Products

Our younger child is turning two this month, so we’re past the “baby” stage at our house. But with several friends who have recently had or are expecting their first babies, I’ve been talking...

Kids Still Learning “Library-Appropriate” Behavior? Try Online Book Requests With the Dallas Public Library

My husband and I both have fond memories of checking out books from our childhood public libraries, especially during the summer, and we couldn’t wait to get our kids their first library cards. Early...

Thinking About a Kindermusik Class?

It’s beginning to feel like summer in Dallas! If you’re like me, you probably appreciate having some fun, indoor activities to do with your kids when the daily temperatures start to rise, and summer...