Faux winter days at the Los Angeles Zoo

This Saturday and Sunday (only), there will be manmade snowstorms in several animal habitats at the Los Angeles Zoo . . . . 

Family meals without the hassle

There’s no shame in drive-thru when the meals are decent. For last-minute dinner emergencies, we’re all about the window at Start Restaurant (4814 Greenville Ave., 214.265.1411) in Lakewood, where the milk …

Klyde Warren Park has lots to offer moms with babies

A park located over a busy Dallas highway sounds as baby-friendly as a spiky rattle. But Klyde Warren Park was created with little ones in mind.

Two new places to indulge a sweet tooth

From pregnancy cravings to good behavior bribes, sweets play a much bigger role in our lives once kids are in the picture. That’s why we sit up and take notice when places like My Cupcake Garden and Nate’s …

Dacia Designs entertains kids the old-fashioned way

We can all probably agree that playing with an iPhone app isn’t the best use of a toddler’s time. But it sure is tempting. Dacia Owens can relate. The Dallas mother-of-two stepped down from a corporate mark…

5 worthy events for little ones

A lot of effort goes into a toddler’s costume. Might as well milk the thing until the threads come loose.

East Hampton Sandwich Co. opens in University Park

Even hardcore foodies appreciate an excellent sandwich once in a while. That’s the premise behind East Hampton Sandwich Co., a new Snider Plaza lunch and dinner spot that’s serving up artisan sammies . . . …

Summertime treats with zero guilt

We all aspire to be the kind of moms that make homemade fruit bars. But, yeah. In the meantime, there’s Hip Pops.

Healthy fast food arrives in Dallas

Fast food would be such a convenience, if only it weren’t a total saturated-fat-and-corn-syrup fest. That’s why local owners Erin and Mike McKool opened Start, a new slow-food-served-quick joint . . . .

Mom-and-baby yoga

Clearly, stroller jogs are out of the question in this triple-digit heat. So we like the idea of MoMe Yoga, located inside Bookmarks at NorthPark Center.

The perfect little baby mat

Paint spills. Food splats. Hard floors. Itchy grass. There are plenty of reasons to use the new multi-purpose Posh Play Mat.

Tea and butterflies make for a really good time

This killer heat is reason enough to dust off that breezy floral shift. But here’s an even better one: the Texas Discovery Gardens’ Butterfly Tea Party.