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15 Reasons You Must Take Your Kids to Spark! Children’s Museum in Dallas

You’ve probably never heard of this amazing Children’s Museum in Downtown Dallas, but here’s 15 reasons you should go visit. Spark! in Dallas’ South Side is a terrific Children’s Museum, especially meant to… Continue reading

10 Best Scouting Overnights in Texas

Scouting offers so many amazing opportunities for kids and their families, but one of the often overlooked ones is Scout Overnights!  Many of the favorite fun destinations in Texas also offer educational overnights… Continue reading

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, Fort Worth

Where can you feed a huge tortoise or caiman, hold a parakeet, pet a capybara, or actually swim with stingrays?  The answer is at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Fort Worth!  The aquarium just… Continue reading

Sea Turtle Inc., South Padre Island

No trip to the Texas coast would be complete without seeing a sea turtle, but in South Padre Island, it’s easy to see many at Sea Turtle, Inc., a rescue center for rehabilitating… Continue reading

The Best 5K Races in Texas for families

We made a “family” New Year’s Resolution for 2017, and agreed to do a 5K each month.  My kids already loved races, so it wasn’t a hard thing to dedicate one weekend a… Continue reading

Bella Baby Postpartum Skin Care

Bella Baby has a wonderful line of homemade and all natural skincare products for your pregnancy and postpartum needs! While I’m not pregnant, I was asked to try their handmade goat’s milk soap… Continue reading

An evening at Bethlehem Revisited, Waxahachie

One of our annual Christmas events is an evening in Waxahachie at Bethlehem Revisited, an incredible re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, as well as a glimpse into the daily life of the… Continue reading

Enchant Christmas, Arlington

Enchant Christmas is the new Christmas Light Attraction in Arlington, which just opened on Friday, November 24th at the Globe Life Ballpark, where the Texas Rangers play!  The “largest light maze” in the… Continue reading

Touring Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

On our last day in Louisiana, we left the congestion of New Orleans, and headed out over the swamps and then through fields of sugar cane to Vacherie.  Here we followed the directional… Continue reading

New Orleans Cemetery Tour, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

One of the things I insisted on doing before we left New Orleans was a tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, in the historic Garden District!  The cemetery is the oldest and 3rd… Continue reading

Fulton Alley, New Orleans

One of our Thanksgiving Weekend traditions has become a family bowling night, if we happen to be able to find an alley near where we are staying!  Because bowling alleys aren’t usually tourist… Continue reading

20 Reasons to Visit North Texas Jellystone Park, Burleson

We love Jellystone Parks, and for my son’s big 10th birthday, we loaded up him, his friends and all their bikes and headed to North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson for a wild… Continue reading

15 Uniquely Texas Things to do this November

After we cheer on the Houston Astros in tonight’s final game of the World Series, here’s a list of all the fun things to do this month across the Lone Star State! 1.… Continue reading

Y. O. Ranch Headquarters, Mountain Home

I never expected to get a kiss from a giraffe in the Texas Hill Country, but that was just one of the incredible surprises in store for us during our amazing, non-stop weekend… Continue reading

The Best Pumpkin Patches in Texas

Grab your kids and get ready for some fall fun down on the farm at these terrific Pumpkin Patches!  What makes a pumpkin patch great is each one is different,  so check out… Continue reading