Arena

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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+.

Easy Frozen Applesauce Toddler Snacks

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I always thought I was one of the lucky ones -- a mom whose kid would eat practically anything. And then, toddlerhood happened. It started innocently enough, with a closer examination of the things he...

Truffula Tree Marshmallow Pops from The Lorax

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One of my son's favorite books is The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. He especially loves watching the movie and talking about all the animals. But I think his favorite thing is the Truffula Trees. With Dr....

Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

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With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share a super-easy recipe that you can make with your kids to celebrate. These Peanut Butter Heart Cookies would be the perfect addition to any Valentine's...

Toy Organization Idea: Busy Boxes

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After the whirlwind rush of the holidays, it seems like we've got toys covering most of our house. As if we didn't already have enough, now we've got even more trains and legos and...

The Trains at NorthPark

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The holidays are a magical time in Dallas, with lots of activities available for all ages. My family recently had the chance to check out the Trains at NorthPark during their media preview, and...

A Birthday Party on the Farm

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We hosted my son's 2nd birthday party last weekend at Grisham Farms Petting Zoo, and it was so much fun, that I had to share the location with you. Located in McKinney near Highway...

Parents Get a Break With Kidville

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When we started my son in classes at Kidville, I never expected just how much I'd come to rely on them for activities outside of the classroom. Whether it's a few minutes spent in...

Easy Pumpkin Marshmallow Pops

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I have a confession, y'all. I don't like the taste of pumpkin. In the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, I sometimes feel a bit out of place. It just...

Dinosaurs Live! at the Heard Museum

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The dinosaurs that were made famous by this video of the boy who ran away are back at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary! With the beautiful weather last weekend, we decided to...

Preparing for Preschool: 5 Things You Need!

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Last week, my son started preschool. It wasn't something that we prepared for, and honestly, it was a last-minute decision brought on by circumstances beyond my control. I never imagined that I would send...

Game Day Threads for Little Fans from JV Clothiers + Giveaway

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Growing up, I always wanted to be an Aggie. My grandfather told me stories about the Junction Boys and every Thanksgiving, we watched the Aggie Bonfire and yearly football game against UT. My grandfather passed...

Toddler Play: Where to Find Train Tables in Dallas

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One thing that amazes me as the mom of a little boy is how naturally he seems to be drawn to things that go 'vroom. I'm sure I had some influence over that, but...