Glowing Mountain Dew

Every now and then you hear about some “sciency thing”, some outrageous experiment that everyone has got to try.  Several years ago there were videos on Youtube of people popping popcorn kernals with cell… Continue reading

Harry Potter and Chocolate Frogs

Last week was Harry Potter’s birthday, July 31st. It’s also the birthday of the author of the series, J. K. Rowling. My kids and I  decided to celebrate the event. In the first… Continue reading

Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas

The Cedar Ridge Preserve, is a beautiful series of hiking trails, many of them with panoramic views of Joe Pool Lake. Know Before You Go  Dogs are welcome on a leash! Access is FREE… Continue reading

Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi

The Texas State Aquarium. Know Before You Go  The Texas State Aquarium is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and participates in the reciprocal program if you are a member of… Continue reading

Homemade Baconator

Two beef patties, each topped with bacon and cheese covering each layer… Yum!! The fast food chain, Wendy’s, has been advertising their Baconator for several weeks, and each time it’s on my kids,… Continue reading

faux Wing Stop

One of our favorite meal nights is “Faux Wing Stop” night!  We love Wing Stops french fries, they are completely addictive and when I was pregnant with my youngest, I had to have… Continue reading

Arlington Animal Shelter Tour and Dog Grooming Class

My daughter’s Girl Scout troop visited the Arlington Animal Shelter for their Responsible Pet Owner Grooming Academy!  It was a great class to introduce basic dog grooming and care to kids!  The girls learned so… Continue reading

Pirates Cove, Burleson

Ahoy, Matey! Know Before You Go  The park allows in and out privedges, so you can keep an ice chest in your car.  Unfortunantly, they don’t have any tables, or even shade out there. … Continue reading

Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas

Nestled in beautiful Fair Park, the Texas Discovery Gardens is a wonderful place to escape the sounds of the city and enjoy a day in nature.  We made a list of some of… Continue reading

our Texas fairy garden

My 12 year old has always liked cactus, and we started a cactus garden for him when he was very young.  When my daughter brought home a cow skull to add to her collection, her… Continue reading

10 fun things to do with your kids in the rain

John Ruskin wrote, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  Obviously he didn’t live near a Texas tornado, with his head buried between his legs in a “duck and… Continue reading

Sandy Lake Amusement Park, Carrollton

Since moving to the DFW area in the early 90’s, I had heard about Sandy Lake Amusement Park, but had never visited until I took my own kids.  Used mostly for company picnics, family… Continue reading

River Legacy Park and Living Science Center, Arlington

River Legacy Park and Living Science Center in Arlington sits along the Trinity River and offers some terrific opportunities for families to get together to learn, play, relax and just have a great… Continue reading

Chick-fil-a Cow Appreciation Day

For the fourth year in a row, we have participated in Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day.  Participation is easy when free food is involved! Chick-fil-A hands out a free meal to anyone who comes… Continue reading

United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, one of only two places in the United States where dollars are produced.  Free tours are offered Tuesday – Fri, but be warned, they don’t give out… Continue reading