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  • Win Tickets to Sonny & Friends Autism Awareness Family Event This Sunday, 4/27

    Sons & Friends fundraiser for Autism is presented this Sunday at Fort Worth's Rahr & Sons Brewery.

    Did you know that Autism affects more than 2 million individuals in the U.S. with 1 in 68 children having been diagnosed with an Autism-spectrum disorder (ASD)? More so did you know that according to the CDC, that ASD has increase almost ten-fold over the last 40 years? April is Autism Awareness Month and to help create awareness as well as raise funds for the local Hope Center for Autism , Rahr & Sons Brewing Co . is hosting a family-friendly event this Sunday, April 27 from 3-7 pm....

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  • Run to the Bunny at the Run for Life 5K & Easter Egg Hunt, April 19

    RUN FOR LIFE CELEBRATES THE GIFT OF ADOPTION THIS SATURDAY AT SMU

    The Council for Life and Young Leaders for Life host the Run for Life 5K and Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Now in its fifth year, Run for Life celebrates the gift of adoption and benefits the Gladney Center for Adoption and Buckner Children and Family Services . In addition to the 5K Race, a Kids Race will also be held. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance to launch the Kid’s Race and lead the Easter Egg Hunt. Overall awards wi...

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  • Let Them Let it Go: Frozen Sing-A-Long at UTA, Friday, April 9

    Frozen Sing-A-Long this April 11, 8 p.m. at Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center.

    Are you as tired of hearing "Let it Go" at the top of your kids' lungs in the back of the car as I am? Well this Friday you have a chance to let them really let it go with a screening of "Frozen" and sing-a-long! At only $1 and free fresh-popped popcorn with admission (while supplies last) and other concessions for sale, it's a great family night activity! And did you know there's a FREE iTunes Frozen station available right now as well? I totally recommend this one to any family ready for ...

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  • Win Tickets to Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 in Grapevine {Giveaway}

    They're Two, They're Four, They're Six, They're Eight... Do you know the rest of the words of this song? If you do, you'll definitely want to keep reading to learn how you can get your ticket to the Thrill of The Ride Tour. And if you don't know the words, I'm sure you know who the #1 True Blue Engine is! Little engineers won’t believe their eyes—or their ears!  For the first time ever at Day Out With Thomas™, Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be ab...

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  • Give a Little Love for Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs)

    While for many people Feb. 10 marks a few days left to plan a special romantic surprise, an intimate dinner date or even make plans for a child's classroom Valentine's Day party. For me it means it's Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.   I couldn't believe I had almost forgotten a special week that for the last five years had meant so much to me, the mother of a child with a Congenital Heart Defect. It was only a few years ago that I was in the hospital for my coiling ...

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  • NEW Front Door Fashion Gives Every Woman Her Own Stylist - for Free!

    Do you look at all those photos of celebrities and wish that you could look like a million bucks just shopping, going to the grocery store or having a lunch? They do pay quite a pretty penny to look as good as they do with the help of a stylist. But just imagine what would happen if you had your own Rachel Zoe or Clinton Kelly to tell you what was a yes or no every morning?  Bananas, right?  And they will even recommend outfits that will look amazing on your body?&...

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  • Top 5 Reasons You'll Have a Ball Family Bowling NOW {$100 Value Giveaway}

    The holiday season is the best time of year for family bonding. Unfortunately, as we get ready for some quality family time, we also realize that by about Day 3, we really need to get away (flash back to last week's Ice Storm in DFW should remind you.) So take it back old school with  AMF Bowl , the largest operator of bowling centers in the U.S. for a great way to score with the kids and not strike out this holiday!  (Oh wait, a strike is the point, right?) Art provided by AMF...

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  • Applause to Fort Worth's BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary dining experience at BRAVO! for the purposes of this review.  Getting time to eat kidless and just enjoy a little mama and daddy time doesn't happen often. Actually I can probably count on my hands how many times it has happened in 2013 and most of those times were because 10 p.m. was the first time we had a chance to sit down and enjoy that delicious box of Lean Cuisines. So recently when the opportunity for a babysitter and tryi...

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  • Quick Getaway? Celebrate the Holidays in Hill Country with the JW Marriott San Antonio

    Are you looking to get away but the holiday season in the way?  Or are you looking to celebrate the holidays a little different this year, but don’t have the time to take off for a week?    Then consider a vacay to the JW Marriott San Antonio in the heart of the Hill Country for a quick family trip that can have you slippin’, slidin’ and sippin’ holiday style by the afternoon. My family visited this property this su...

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  • What's Your Perfect Georgia Coffee Moment?

    Coffee. One of my favorite words. Immediately, I can smell it and taste it.  My coffee moment is a pretty important occasion in my day. And how I take it? Well that's pretty important too.  Today, I'm discussing this very important topic over at mamachallenge.com. So pour yourself a cup and follow me over to the conversation now.     Follow all the fun with Autumn at mamachallenge .com.    

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  • Round Up The Herd With 10-Minute Tex-Mex Chili Recipe {Giveaway}

      This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wolf Brand Chili. It's officially chili season in Texas. Once there's just a slight chill in the air, I'm ready to cook up a big pot of chili.  Unfortunately, I just don't have the foresight to start making up a pot 10 hours in advance. THANKFULLY Wolf Brand Chili to the rescue, especially with their new, thicker and heartier recipe. In less than 10 minutes, you can have a simmering bowl of chili with a...

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  • Get Covered: Childrens Medical Center Dallas Hosts Health Fair, Oct. 5

    Free Health & Wellness Fair Hosted by Children's Medical Center, Saturday, Oct. 5

      Children’s Medical Center Dallas continues to celebrate its centennial year by hosting its first community Health and Wellness Fair this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event gives families a chance to get free services needed to get them covered for fall.  The day begins with a fun run/walk at 8 a.m. (register at funrun@childrens.com) with additional wellness activities beginning at 10 a.m.  Services provided at event include:  &mi...

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  • Celebrating Dr. Smith's Dallas Launch with Celeb Mom Ali Landry

    Top mom bloggers from across Texas celebrated the launch of Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment with Celeb Mom Ali Landry last Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas.

    Last Saturday several lovely mom bloggers from Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Austin gathered to celebrate the launch of  Dr. Smith's diaper ointment at The Ritz-Carlton Fearing's restaurant in Dallas with special guest, former Miss USA, Ali Landry . While it was rainy and humid, indoors it was a wonderful brunch experience with moms talking about what moms end up always talking about - their kids. While Dr. Smith's diaper ointment has been a highly respected family-owned, Texas-bas...

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  • Girls: Let's Talk Bums

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. Put a couple of moms together with a bottle of wine, some delicious nibbles and a mandate to wear your PJs for one much-needed night of relaxation… there’s no telling what might come up in the conversation.   Tonight’s choice topic? Let's talk bums.  Yep, we went there. Just like Salt n Pepa (I'm a child of the 80s), we decided to "talk about all the good things and the bad things....

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  • Coffee & Energy Drinks are Out, New Chocolate Gives Moms a Sweet Boost

    This is a sponsored post written by me on the behalf of Energems. There may be 24 hours in a day, but I promise you I plan at least 30 hours worth of stuff to do daily. Sadly enough sleep doesn’t normally make the list, so that’s why you see me at all times of the day permanently attached with a cup of Starbucks to make it through the long day. While I LOVE coffee, I have to admit there are many days I fill up my cup for the  third   forth  fifth time and u...

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  • Show You Care for Cook's Pediatric ICU through Kyle's Care

    Please supports thousands of families with the work of Kyle's Care and their annual BBQ and Auction, Sept. 28 in Granbury.

    When I was eight months pregnant with my first born, it was discovered that he had a congenital heart defect . Thankfully, at five years old he’s a relatively healthy young man who is expected to live a relatively normal life with a few exceptions. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for the 1 in 8 children born with a CHD every year. While I had never heard of a CHD before our own experience , since then I’ve learned and met so many families who have been touched by i...

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  • Yabba - Dabba - Doo! Bedrock Brownies {Recipe}

    Disclaimer: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Post Pebbles but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PebblesBTS http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.  Sharing bits and pieces (and in this case Pebbles) with your children is part of the fun of being a parent. However, during a trip to Walgreens I picked up a box of Post Cocoa Pebbles and my son pointed to Fred and Barney on the front of the box and asked, "Who's that?"  ...

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  • Get Organized, Get Happy - The Container Store Fort Worth Grand Opening THIS WEEKEND

    The Container Store in Fort Worth has its grand opening this weekend.

    The Container Store is opening to its new location off I-30 and Hulen on Saturday.

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  • Got Bugs? 5 Tips for a Bug-Free Summer 2013

    Does it seem like your house has been taken over by gnats and flies? I know I've had out my fly swatter every day and have been like a mad woman trying to clean up every crumb after my children in hopes that I wouldn't wake up with some new friends swarming my sink. I mean we aren't gross people, so what's with all the bugs?  After I had this same conversation with about five different people in one day, I figured it was time to go to the professionals. But who? It was easy t...

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  • Disaster Diaper Diaries & Win a $25 Giftcard to Target {Giveaway}

      Disclaimer: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® a nd Huggies, b ut all my opinions are my own. #HuggiesSlipOn #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO It was one of those days that I woke up thinking, it might be a great day. The house was clean, I had a warm shower all by myself and I actually wasn't dreading anything in the next eight hours. I could hear a little Mary Chapin Carpenter singing, "I Feel Lucky" &nb...

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