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+.

Why We Love the Perot Children’s Museum

Living in Frisco, my family doesn't often venture into Downtown Dallas. But when we do, there's one place that we're usually headed -- the Perot Children's Museum. While there are many jewels in Dallas that...

DIY Father’s Day Photo Shoot

When my husband returned to work shortly after my son was born, one of his coworkers asked to see a picture of our new bundle of joy. To his chagrine, he didn't have one....

Mini Corn Dog Bites

It's becoming increasingly hard to find things that my 18-month-old son will eat. My once-fearless eater has morphed into the picky toddler we all dread. Many a meal has ended as a pile of...

Visiting SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

One of the great things about living in Dallas is the variety of activities we have right here in town. There is so much to see and do, from the Dallas World Aquarium, to...

Tragedy in West, Texas: How You Can Help

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. When tragedy strikes, every little bit can help those affected. We've compiled a few ways that...

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

If your little girl proudly dons a princess gown each morning, or your son dreams of jousting like a Knight of the Round Table, I know the perfect day trip from Dallas for you! The...

Five Reasons to Visit the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo

This winter has been hard on my family. My son transitioned from baby-who-couldn't-walk to toddler-who-refuses-to-sit-still and we've been cooped up in our house for far too many months. So as soon as the weather...