The Mark Urbin Story: Finding Joy in Suffering

By , Contributing Writer| January 2nd, 2020|

In today’s world where news travels fast, we see so much suffering happening every day, affecting so many lives. Suffering can bring us to the brink of despair. Or suffering can strengthen. Here is the story of Chase Oaker Mark Urbin and his family as they learned how finding joy in suffering can transform your [...]

Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

By , Communications Resident| December 27th, 2019|

2020 is almost here! Does your family have plans to kick off the new year together? Watch the ball drop together with some appetizers and sparkling juice? Or how about eating black-eyed peas out the wazoo? Maybe that’s just my family. Whatever you decide to do, we want to know you’re kicking off the new [...]

5 Christmas Traditions From Chase Oaks’ Residents

By , Communications Resident| December 10th, 2019|

The holidays are here at last! At this point, I hope most of our Christmas decorations are up and we’re feeling the holly jolly spirit! There are many ways to spend your holidays. I’m sure that some of us have deep-rooted traditions that we look forward to each year. If you’re like me and want [...]

Seven Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 3rd, 2019|

Christmas is a festive time of year filled with traditions, gifts, and gatherings. In the middle of baking Christmas cookies, shopping for our loved ones, and attending holiday parties, let’s take the time to spend quality time with our family and friends and do one (or a few) of these family-friendly activities to celebrate Christmas. [...]

Ten Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

By , Communications Resident| November 19th, 2019|

Thanksgiving is only one week away! Whether we’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal or attending one, do we know what to make? The main dish and dessert are usually fairly consistent, but it’s those tricky Thanksgiving side dishes that throw us off. How many casseroles are appropriate for one meal? Should the number of sides equal [...]

How to Survive the Holidays After Divorce

By , | November 5th, 2019|

I’m divorced or separated and am dreading the holiday season. How do I survive the holidays? For some people, the holidays mean gatherings with friends and family, family traditions, festive lights, parties, and holiday cheer. It may mean hearing a family story once again and laughing as if you have just heard it for the [...]

Five Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| October 10th, 2019|

Fall is such a fun and festive time of year. During this season, there are so many opportunities to spend quality time with our family, friends, and neighbors and to make a difference in our community. Check out these five family-friendly Halloween events in our community where you can experience fun, get some yummy treats, [...]

Local Community Pumpkin Patches That Make a Difference

By , Copy Editor| October 8th, 2019|

With cooler weather on its way, it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends by going to one of our community pumpkin patches. You can get amazing pumpkins to decorate your house for fall or to carve different faces for Halloween. Your family can also enjoy hay rides, delicious [...]

Five Family Fall Events Happening in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| October 1st, 2019|

Fall is a great time of year to have fun with your family! The weather is cooler (but not too cold), the leaves are changing into beautiful colors, and there are so many local family fall events. You and your family can attend fall festivals, walk through the luscious gardens at the Dallas Arboretum, and [...]

Family Fall Events Happening at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| September 25th, 2019|

For many of us, fall means cooler weather, football, and pumpkin spice everything! Fall is also a great time to spend time with family and friends as many communities host a variety of events—from pumpkin patches and fall festivals to haunted houses and trunk-or-treats. Let’s enjoy this beautiful and fun season by checking out the [...]