Arena is the wife of a Nerd and mom of a toddler who loves his Star Wars blankie a little too much. She enjoys watching Dr. Who, baking cookies, and dreaming about Nathan Fillion, though not necessarily in that order. You can read about her Nerdy family's adventures on her Dallas mom blog, or find her on Google+.
Valentine's Day Cookie

Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops with {Free Printable}

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is next week? If you're like me, you're probably scouring Pinterest right now for a cute, hand-made Valentine you can throw together for your little one's party at...

Play Street Museum in Frisco

We are always looking for a fun place to spend a few hours playing indoors, so I was happy to find the newly-opened Play Street Museum in Frisco. We dropped by a few weeks...

10 Activities to Teach Kids Gratitude

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, there's the constant reminder to be thankful for the blessings that we have. But getting kids to understand the concept of gratitude can be challenging, so we've put...

Painted Pumpkin Toddler Craft

This will be the first Halloween that my son is old enough to explain the process of carving and decorating pumpkins. I'm so excited to begin this tradition with him, but wanted to start...

One and Done: Should We Have An Only Child?

For the last year, I've been trying to convince my husband that we should have another baby. He has vehemently refused. I don't blame him. I had a very difficult first pregnancy -- preeclampsia forced...

Crayon Flower Pot Teacher Gift

Can you believe that school starts later this month? Whether your kiddo will be attending elementary school, preschool, or Mother's Day Out, this Crayon Flower Pot Teacher Gift is a perfect addition to the...

Movie-Making at the Click of a Button with OneDay App

We love to partner with businesses that we think are beneficial to moms, but what we love even more are businesses local to Dallas!  While this post has been sponsored, we're excited to share this incredible...

Summer Berry Picking in Dallas

One of the things on our summer bucket list this year was finding a blueberry farm where we could pick our own berries. My toddler loves any kind of fruit, so I knew this...

Family-Friendly Options at Choctaw Casino Resort Oasis Pool

Dallas Moms Blog is excited to bring you this post from Choctaw Casinos Durant. Arena was provided a free night's stay in order to provide this review and recommendation for an easy family vacation...

A DIY Summer Bucket List

Summer is officially here! I've been dreaming of long summer days for weeks now. But if your family is anything like mine, once the "new" wears off, summer can get kind of boring. My...

Surviving Postpartum Depression When Your Baby Isn’t a Baby Anymore

  This week, the Dallas Moms Blog contributors have come together to create a series of posts inspired by so many moms who feel alone or lost in this unique role. We recognize that motherhood isn't easy,...

Where Kids Eat Free in Dallas

**UPDATED OCTOBER 2015! Individual restaurants may change their offers, and some restrictions may apply. Make sure to call ahead to ensure that the offers are still valid!** Some days, a home-cooked meal just isn't going to...