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Join Mom2Mom at the Dallas Kids Expo

Take the family for a weekend of jammed-pack entertainment, great deals and services. Mom2Mom will have a Mom’s Corner, an oasis for moms to get parenting tips, watch a cooking demo and get information and other services.

The first 50 moms to register at the Mom’s Corner each day will get a mom2mom gift bag.

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Good to know: Sign up to become a member at our Mom2Mom booth for a chance to win a Flip video camcorder, gift certificates and more. Already a member? Give us your e-mail at the booth and you will get a Mom2Mom tote bag or mug and be entered into a separate drawing for prizes. All patrons will be provided “security bands” to ID parent and child matches.

Recommended ages: All

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2

Where: Dallas Market Hall, Main Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Cost: Adults, $5 online pre-sale, $7 at the door; Children 12 and under, $1 or free with a canned good. A portion of all pre-sale tickets will go to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. Discount coupon available below.

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Parking: Free!

Info: www.dallaskidsexpo.com

Mom2MomDFW.com Mom's Corner Activities

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TEXAS TOAST CULINARY TOURS/GRADY SPEARS COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Learn about the fantastic foodie adventures offered by Texas Toast Culinary Tours. Meet Texas Toast partners June Naylor, a well-known dining critic, cookbook author and food/travel journalist and Cynthia Wahl, graphic designer and mom2mom featured blogger. Go to www.texastoastculinarytours.com for more information.

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At 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1,Watch a cooking demonstration from renowned chef Grady Spears, owner of Grady's Restaurant in Fort Worth. Grady, a Fort Worth native, has created menus and concepts in his signature cowboy style for The Reata Restaurants he co-owned in Alpine and Fort Worth, Texas, and in Beverly Hills, The Roadrunner in Las Vegas, The Chisholm Club in Fort Worth, The Burning Pear in Sugarland and The Nutt House in Granbury. Grady has also cooked at the Texas Governor's Mansion for George and Laura Bush before they made the move to Washington, D.C. Spears will be available at the Mom's Corner to answer your culinary questions and sign his latest cookbook co-authored by June Naylor, which will be available to purchase. Go to gradysrestaurant.com for more information.

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Texas Toast Culinary Tours - Feeding Frenzy from Glasswave Media on Vimeo.

BLAINE'S COLOR HAIRCUT/COLOR MAKEOVER DEMONSTRATION: Blaine Schlaudt has been in the hair-care industry for more than 23 years, specializing in hair color and cut makeovers. Blaine stresses technical expertise and artistic flair to create the perfect hair style for every unique individual. Originally from San Angelo, Blaine spent 5 years in Lubbock as creative director for Andropolis Hair Forum before moving to Dallas in 1995. Meet Blaine and watch his expert technique on Sunday, May 2 at the Mom's Corner. Go to blainescolor.com for more information.

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ONE-ON-ONE PARENTING ADVICE FROM DR. THERESA KELLAM: Dr. Theresa Kellam, author of The Parent Survival Guide: From Chaos to Harmony in Ten Weeks or Less, will offer moms one-on-one parenting advice as well as speak to parents about what you can do to increase your child's self-control, self-confidence, self-responsibility and creativity. She will conduct short talks on topics including "Power Play," "Choice-Giving," "Why kids like to push our buttons" "Why Parents Shouldn't Praise" and "A misunderstanding of self-esteem and how it affects your child." Dr. Kellam participates in Operation Healthy Reunion, a service for veterans and their families, and will have sign-up sheets for the program for veterans, spouse and ex-spouses and children. For more information, go to www.theresakellam.com.

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SUNSTONE YOGA INFORMATION: Get information on Sunstone Yoga, one of the best studios in the nation for practicing yoga in a hot room. Their unique series of yoga postures are a combination of technique and approach, directing you into your body to awaken your health, vitality, mind and spirit. Here you will reduce stress, increase strength, improve flexibility, balance the weight of your body, and improve the quality of your life. Go to sunstonyoga.com for more information.

CLICK HERE TO READ SUNSTONE YOGA INSTRUCTOR AMY'S WELLNESS BLOG, "NATURALLY CURIOUS," ON MOM2MOM

Sunstone Yoga on Good Morning Texas, March 23, 2010

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