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Day 1: 2012 Jr. Zookeeper

My oldest son, Cole, is starting his second year as a Junior Zookeeper at the Dallas Zoo.  As a JZ, he volunteers at the zoo once a week.  I’ve asked him to tell a little bit about… Continue reading

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth

“We had the same idea as a lot of people”, I thought to myself as we walked in to the lobby of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, crowded with young children… Continue reading

kid’s fishing net

One of our fishing nets and an empty tub that once held Kirkland’s animal crackers now holds all their finds for observing before being released. My 10 year old daughter, a self proclaimed… Continue reading

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike

While my older kids are at camp this week, we decided it would be a great time to start preparing our four year to ride his bike without training wheels!  He gets so heartbroken… Continue reading

peacock pursuit

Fourteen of us embarked one morning on a wildlife adventure of a different sort.  We were hiking through a nice, suburban neighborhood in Arlington on a peacock pursuit.  It seems that at one time… Continue reading

preschool field journal

My co-teacher and I made these cute little “field journals” for our preschool class as a last day of school gift.  They are adorable, and the idea was totally that of my co-teacher,… Continue reading

River Legacy Paddling Trail

Entrance to the River Legacy Paddling Trail   Know Before You Go Parking is FREE and close to the put-in. Just before we put in, while waiting for my husband to return from… Continue reading

Benbrook Nature Trail

Once upon a time, we set out to go hiking in Benbrook.  I wasn’t familiar with Benbrook, a land where GPS doesn’t seem to work too well.  We never found the trail we set… Continue reading

Zombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz

So, what if zombies aren’t really mindless creatures bent only on eating your brains, but instead just kinda grumpy and boring?  My kids, who have what I view as an unhealthy fascination with… Continue reading

Rio San Antonio Cruises, San Antonio

You may have walked along the San Antonio Riverwalk, and dined in one of it’s many restaurants, but you haven’t really experienced the river until you taken one of the boat tours! Know… Continue reading

The Witte Museum, San Antonio

My daughter and I have just returned from her 3 day 4th grade field study trip to Austin and San Antonio.  We visited the Witte Museum in San Antonio, which is one of… Continue reading

Texas State Capitol, Austin

We just returned from my daughter’s 4th grade Field Study, a field trip to some of the most historically significant places in Texas.  We had an amazing, if not exhausting time, and I’m… Continue reading

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

  The San Jacinto Monument Every lover of Texas history should visit the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas secured her place in history as a free nation!  But there is alot more to do and… Continue reading

Trinity Trail, Fort Worth

If you are looking for a fun place for family bike rides, you have got to visit the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth!  You can ride for miles on the wide concrete trail along the Trinity River.  The… Continue reading

nature shirts

Want a fun summer art project?  Paint t-shirts using stencils made from leaves, flowers, twigs and other items found while outside.  It makes a great activity while camping, at the lake, beach or park! … Continue reading