Fab Birthday Spots
No one wants sloppy seconds on birthday party venues. Here are three cool ideas that will probably be new to your crew. Through January 5, 2014, the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science … Continued
Fried dough and roller coasters don’t sit well with babies, which is why we shy away from fairs. But the Texas Veggie Fair has caught our attention. Taking place on October 20 at Reverchon Park, the fair will be packed … Continued
Her First Mani-Pedi
Taking a little one for a manicure ranks high on our list of mother-daughter milestones. But finding a clean, safe, and non-toxic salon is key. Here, a few of our favorite local spots. Sweet and Sassy has three just-for-girls locations, … Continued
Save Your Cell
Most moms we know let toddlers tamper with their phones, which means most of us eventually end up with a cracked screen or water damage at some point. (And of course we need it fixed fast.) Here, some local cell … Continued
Groceries At Their Best
We're jealous of downtown parents who can now buy all their organic groceries in one fab store: opened last week, Urban Orchard Market is the first health-conscious grocery store within the downtown loop. Besides a stellar array of organic and … Continued
Mom Advice From Those Who Know
The best advice comes from moms who’ve been there. That’s the idea behind the CORE Circle, a new support group-ish program from CORE Parent Coaching. Starting October 1 and led by CORE founder (and Dallas mom), Galit Birk, PhD, the … Continued
There’s Always Room For Cake
Chances are you’ve had a taste of Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop’s custom cupcakes at a birthday party or two. But this fall, you won’t have to wait for the next celebration to indulge. Former special events assistant-turned-baker Rachel Barbaro plans … Continued
Feeding a baby has a way of upping the ante when it comes to stocking the kitchen with fresh food. Community Supported Agriculture is one way to go. And since summer’s end is in sight (sigh), it’s time to start … Continued
Showtime For Newbies
We've got the perfect starter show for theater virgins: Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat will be at the Dallas Children’s Theater from September 20th through October 27th. Die-hard Seuss fans will like how the play’s storyline runs true … Continued
Three Cheers For Indoor Entertainment
It’s too damn hot, which is why we're into trying just about anything that can be done inside. To that end, we like the Kids Activities Blog, a rad resource with tons of entertaining ideas for little ones. Dallas mom … Continued
Get A Room
Evicting a toddler from his or her nursery (to make room for the new baby) can be a tricky situation. The best bet is to make a big fuss over the new room. To that end, Peekaboo Design is now … Continued
Zen Play Dates
'Tis nearly the season of triple-digit temperatures—and indoor play dates. One idea is to hire Kids Yoga owner (and Dallas mom) Jenny Bradford to come to your house and lead a 45-minute session for up to 10 kids as young … Continued
Don't Mess With Texas Heat
Texas heat can be killer. Literally. We were reminded of this just a few weeks ago when 1-year-old Victoria Marks was found dead in the back seat of her mother’s sweltering car. The mom, a local school teacher, claims to … Continued
If you're not planning a romantic getaway before baby's arrival (or even if you are), it's a good idea to treat yourselves for a night or two on the town, staycation style. Here's how to do it right. Book a … Continued
Very few nursery mobiles are created with design snobs in mind. So we were pretty psyched to discover a line of chic paper globe mobiles handmade by Dallas mom Meredith Watkins. She stocks her Etsy shop, Mere Designs, with a … Continued