The Collaboration Of A Southern Mom's Dreams
We’ve had our eye on Smocked Auctions since it launched its unique Facebook flash sale concept four years ago. But now the Dallas-based brand has really grabbed our attention: known for its precious handmade baby wear, Smocked Auctions has teamed … Continued
Mandrills may be the largest monkeys in the world, but the new baby one at the Dallas Zoo is a teeny little thing. Head over to the Wilds of Africa exhibit to spot Obi, born on March 28, who's usually … Continued
Don't Raise A City Slicker
City kids need a dose of outdoor education every once in a while. And now's a good time to squeeze it in. In May, Babes in the Woods will be hosting 45-minute nature walks at the Bob Jones Nature Center … Continued
Awesome Baby Gifts
Not that modern playthings aren't fun, but there's something refreshing about a simple set of wooden blocks—made the old-fashioned way. Local craftsman and former teacher Don Riemer began making cutting boards in his Dallas garage ten years ago, but has … Con…
Good Times At The Dentist
Moms with toddlers who don't have a total conniption at the dentist office are damn lucky. For the rest of us, the best hope is one of these offices that bend over backwards for tykes. Dr. J Diane Colter has … Continued
Art Appreciation For Beginners
Art museums and toddlers can be an odd combo. But the Dallas Museum of Art is trying to make it work. Their new Art to Go family totes are packed with activities to guide children as young as 3 through … Continued
Cool Mom Q&A: Christine Visneau
As the former owner and designer of Baby Bean and founding editor of now-defunct Small Magazine, Christine Visneau knows a thing or two about kid fashion. These days, she’s a freelance fashion stylist and art director working on various children’s … Continued…
Understanding that the new mom lifestyle is all about efficiencies, Koko FitClub employs digital technology to create targeted workouts for postpartum mothers. The Fit Mom program, as it's called, begins with a full body assessment (body composition, lean mus…
Grab Their Attention
Glass and toddlers? We know. Odd combination. But on the first Friday and second Saturday of every month, local artist Carlyn Ray (who designed the cool glassware at Nobu, pictured) opens her Design District studio to curious onlookers—and shows them … Contin…
Clubbing With Babies
Babies and nightclubs are an odd combination. But we’ve heard good things about Disco Kids, the new one-Friday-a-month dance party at the It’ll Do Club in East Dallas. Starting at 6pm, parents and their children can rock out to 13-year-old … Continued
Instructions For Babies
Plenty of Dallas moms have hit up Bed Rest Concierge for help during the newborn days. After all, they'll complete your nursery, run your errands—whatever you need. And now they're teaching, too. Led by Bed Rest founder Stephanie D. Johnson, … Continued
Fine Art For Toddlers
Museum outings aren't always ideal for little ones, but since the Kimbell Art Museum is throwing a (free!) Family Celebration Weekend, we’re game. During the fest, guests can take on tot-friendly art projects (like making mobiles and stamping snowflakes); go …
A New Kind Of Tummy Time
We’re fans of anything that can help strengthen that mom-and-baby bond. So we’re intrigued by the idea behind Tumtee Close Knits, a new line of t-shirts designed specifically to help moms interact with their babies. The soft cotton tees feature … Continued
Philanthropy isn't an easy word for a toddler to say—or understand, but the holidays are a great time to introduce the concept. Here are some local, non-intimidating ways to start.   Captain Hope’s Kids is running a toy drive for … Continued
Having a beer when you’re out with the kids can be tricky, but it can be done. Here, a few great local beer gardens that welcome little ones. The Lot (7530 East Grand Ave., East Dallas) specializes in locally sourced … Continued