The battle to save Net Neutrality is here again—I’m so tired of worrying about it every. single. month. Remember the dial-up days? That’s what we’re looking at if we lose Net Neutrality in the United States. The internet stops being available in one fell swoop of a package and becomes like cable/satellite providers—do you want social media with that? […]
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! […]
Note from editor: Gardening is one of my passions, and this post feels very Crunchy Family-y. It’s by a dad named Zac, who has a blog all about gardening(!). After reading this post, I want a vertical garden now (haha). ~Jane
In the present digital age we live in, it has become exceedingly difficult to get kids off their phones and get outside. […]
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No matter how cautious one gets with their skin, you will get sun-burned someday. Sometimes the SPF won’t work and the UV rays will penetrate causing damage. Other times the sun will have a sneak attack during a cloudy day where it is least expected. […]
Guess what time of year it is again!! Not that it’s in the title or anything, but if you guessed the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Friendly Expo, you’re right! They’re coming to Dallas, Texas again this year, on October 28th and 29th. It’s like Halloween for adults. (I mean, kids can go, too, but Halloween. […]
In our ever long pursuit of great health, better skin, better hair, fit body, we tend to explore all the possibilities, and while we might be aware of the health benefits of certain foods and dietary and lifestyle habits, some are left under-explored. This is why it is important to pay attention to the power of red—red food that is, so let us dive in and see what wonderfulness the fruits and vegetables coated with the color of love can bring to our lives; let us discover the amazing health and beauty benefits of these little things and how including them in our diet can vastly improve our lives. […]
We were compensated for this post. With school starting up again here in Dallas, it’s only a matter of time before the dances start up, too. Renting a limo/party bus means you don’t have to worry about your kids texting while driving—or just not paying attention—on the way to their school dances. […]
When I was in school, we had Accelerated Reader Tests, or ARTs. I did them one year before backing out and stopping: I didn’t enjoy reading the books within my eighth grade level; I preferred the young adult/new adult mystery fiction novels by Lois Duncan (RIP) on a shelf in my journalism teacher’s room more. […]
With the number of people affected by obesity, unhealthy weight gain and its related health issues growing fast, diets, specifically fad diets, have become extremely popular. In fact, a good majority of adults have been on a diet at some point of time in their lives thanks to a few Google search results. […]
Regardless of whether your pet spends more time indoors or outdoors, they will still need adequate physical activity during the day. If you’re blessed with garden space, you can effectively create a beautiful natural refuge for both you and your pet. However, in order to create a lovely garden area your pet can use for playing and running around just as much as you can use it for relaxing, you need to consider several different aspects. […]