Sally Ann Rivera

Sally Ann is a Dallas transplant who grew up on both coasts before becoming a citizen of the great Republic of Texas. Dallas feels the most like home to her, and she enjoys discovering new reasons to love Dallas, especially through the eyes of her toddler. She loves running, traveling, reading and binge-watching British period dramas, preferably while drinking a cup of tea. Before becoming a full-time, stay-at-home mom, she graduated from Baylor University with degrees in journalism and French and worked in public relations. Sally Ann is also actively involved with her church and a proud member of the Junior League of Dallas.
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Guide to Tea Shops and Cafes in Dallas

Whether you prefer traditional hot or iced tea, boba, or the full afternoon tea experience, there's a spot for you in Dallas. Scroll through this list below to find tea shops in Dallas and surrounding areas.
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5 Ways to Teach Toddlers About Sustainability

Consuming less can also extend to less fuel and electricity. Play outside and open the curtains to let in natural light when playing inside. Walk and ride where you can
Locally grown string beans at a farmers market.

Talking to Kids About Cesar Chavez

Bring Chávez's legacy to life with your children with these ideas.
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5 Ways to Get Outside with Kids in Dallas

If spending more time outside is one of your goals, read on for how and where to make it happen.
A toddler waters a vegetable garden.

Gardening with Your Toddler in Dallas

The best way to garden with your toddler is to start at the very beginning together.
A mom pushes a baby stroller on her run outside on a running path.

Training for a 5K with Your Baby

Whether you're training for your first 5K ever, your first 5K postpartum, or your hundredth 5K, including your baby as your training partner can make for a rewarding experience. Running has been an important part...
baby smiling at State Fair of Texas

11 Tips for Your Baby’s First Trip to the State Fair of Texas

Few events are more traditional and decidedly Texan than the State Fair of Texas. The annual event brings together Dallasites, Texans from across the state, and friends and family from afar eager to join...
art museums with babies in Dallas

3 Places to Cultivate Art-Loving Babies in Dallas

Art appreciation doesn't have to wait until your children can start creating their own masterpieces. Dallas offers several world-class art institutions and galleries with programming for babies. Even better, most opportunities are free or...
Bastille Day Dallas 2022

How to Celebrate Bastille Day in Dallas

If you’ve ever driven past Guillot Street in Uptown, spent an afternoon in Oak Cliff, or traveled to the top of Reunion Tower, then you’ve experienced a piece of France in Dallas. Each pay...

5 Free Opportunities for Raising a Bilingual Toddler in East Dallas

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage for my family means an ongoing endeavor to raise my toddler with a connection to his Honduran roots. For us, this includes raising him bilingually. We speak Spanish at home as...

Exploring Bonton Farms with Toddlers

Ever since I learned about "the farm effect" in preventing childhood allergies and asthma (mentioned in Scandinavian-parenting book There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather), I have been passionate about exposing my toddler to...
What I actually carry in my bag: diapers, wipe, snack, onesie, toy, book, bib

5 Things You Can Remove from Your Diaper Bag Right Now

Even before I became a mom, I spent a lot of time thinking about what type of diaper bag I might eventually carry: a backpack with versatility, a gender-neutral vibe so I could share...