Four Family Easter Activities That Can Become Traditions

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2019|

Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It is the event that seals our destiny in heaven and helps us experience unbelievable grace and love on earth. We celebrate this holiday in spring as a time of renewal in our lives as the time rolls forward giving us more daylight hours [...]

How Everyone Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By , Copy Editor| February 9th, 2019|

Valentine’s Day is sometimes referred to as “Single-Awareness Day.” But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are married, divorced, dating, or single, there are many ways you can still have fun while celebrating this day of love. Depending on your stage of life, we have found different ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this [...]

Four DIY Fall Décor Ideas for Your Home

By , Contributing Writer| November 15th, 2018|

The jack-o’-lanterns are tossed, and the plastic skeletons are packed away in their storage container graves. However, Halloween letdown doesn’t have to be. Now is the prime time to ignore all responsibilities and decorate for the fall. I can’t wait to make my house look even more cluttered by adding Christmas decorations. (At least the [...]

How to Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

By , Contributing Writer| November 4th, 2018|

Where’s the baster? Who burnt the rolls? Why is the dog on the table? These aren’t questions you want to hear at home but especially not when hosting dinner with plentiful guests on Thanksgiving. I have been blessed to live in a 700-square-foot apartment, which means I have never had to try to host a [...]

Four Ways to Connect with Our Neighbors on Halloween

By , Copy Editor| October 26th, 2018|

Whether you love Halloween or cannot wait for it to be over, it is a great night we can connect with our neighbors. What other day do we go knocking door-to-door without any awkwardness? What other day are most of the neighbors and their children running around the block at the same time? Rather than [...]

What I Learned from Making a Halloween Costume

By , Contributing Writer| October 23rd, 2018|

Discovering the Makings of a Halloween Costume It can be a challenging enough task to come up with a creative Halloween costume if artistry and imagination aren’t exactly your strong suit, like they aren’t for me. But add to the level of difficulty—the setting of a third-world country that doesn’t have a party store in [...]

Five Family-Friendly Fall Events in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| October 18th, 2018|

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-friendly fall events. You and your family can attend fall festivals, walk through the luscious gardens at the Dallas Arboretum, and [...]

Local Pumpkin Patches that Make a Difference

By , Copy Editor| October 9th, 2018|

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 local pumpkin patches. You can get amazing pumpkins to decorate your house for fall or to carve different faces for Halloween and enjoy hay rides, delicious food, and fun [...]

Four Fun Fall Crafts for Your Family

By , Contributing Writer| October 5th, 2018|

Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s a much-needed break from the Texas heat and a good time to kick off holiday crafts. Really, nothing says fun like little ones who are habitually careless with permanent paint and glue. That’s living on the edge, mommy style! Here are four fun fall crafts for you and [...]

Four Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for Your Kids

By , Contributing Writer| July 1st, 2018|

When I meet someone new and they ask me what me what I do, I typically respond, “I’m a stay-at-home mom who doesn’t stay home.” I’m not the type of mom who can stay home for days at a time. Usually, I try to leave the house to do something every day, or I start [...]