Make Summer Fun with a Pogo Pass!

Hey parents in the DFW area (and others)!!  Are you looking for a cheap, budget friendly way to keep your kids from whining about how bored they are all summer?  I know I am!  I have 7 kids ranging from 1 to almost 13 so it’s kind of hard to please everyone.  I discovered the most AWESOME thing called the Pogo Pass.  It gives you admission into a whole bunch of venues that will be sure to please everyone. 

From Hawaiian Falls to the Video Game Museum, here in the DFW Metroplex there are so many fun family activities.  We usually end up getting one family membership to one place because they are pretty pricey but it never really seems worth it when we only go a few times a year.  Of course, it’s worth it financially, but my kids get tired of going to the same place over and over.  With the Pogo Pass, you get 1-12 entries into a whole bunch of places to you can go do something new each time. […] Continue reading »

Dallas Arboretum’s Autumn Festival 2017: Wizard of Oz

The Dallas Arboretum is one of my favorite places to go around the DFW area.  I received complimentary tickets to take my family to visit for their fall pumpkin exhibit which I have been wanting to check out again for YEARS.  The last time I was there for this exhibit, my oldest (who is 12!!) was in Pre-K.  Fall is definitely my favorite season and our last trip to the Arboretum, we just missed the pumpkin display.  This year, there was a really cool Wizard of Oz theme that we all enjoyed. 

It was a little windy, but otherwise, the weather was perfect.  My second oldest, Remy, was being a grouch which is why he isn’t in a couple of the group pictures but once he remembered how awesome the Arboretum was, he started having fun.  What I love most about this place is that it gives me a great backdrop for super cute pictures to send to family AND there are loads of things for my kids to do so they don’t get BOOOORRRREEEEDDD. 

The Children’s Garden is full of fun activities that teach you about things like solar power and water energy.  My kids really love playing in the water as well as in the big tree house.  Ok, maybe my four-year-old wasn’t a huge fan of the tree house.  He isn’t much for heights and I can’t blame him there.  We had fun getting lost in the maze though! […] Continue reading »

5 reasons to teach kids how to code

This post was originally posted a year ago, but the site hosting the infographic is no longer online, so I’m rewriting it. A colleague of a friend mentioned a few times to me in the past that the jobs in the future will be anything but what we can imagine now. […] Continue reading »