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  • Help Your Kids Create Hand-Crafted Gifts This Holiday Season

    Help Your Kids Create Hand-Crafted Gifts This Holiday Season

    During the gift-giving season, we often buy gifts that are "from" our children that they had nothing to do with. While it might be easier and neater to have your children give their friends, teachers and grandparents gifts you've pre-purchased, hand-made gifts give your children the chance to use…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted October 20, 2014

  • Celebrate the Season with Some Football-Themed Fun

    Celebrate the Season with Some Football-Themed Fun

    By Jessa McClureFootball and fall. The two go hand-in-hand, especially in the heart of Texas, and there are so many ways to enjoy this special season with your family and friends. From the tailgate party to the bleachers, there's a lot to love about football season.Here are a few ideas to get your…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 11, 2014

  • How to Plan a Stress-Free Birthday Party

    How to Plan a Stress-Free Birthday Party

    By Jessa McClureAs my son's first birthday approached, I began to feel the pressure of hosting a great party. I had observed the elaborate soirées some of my friends had put on for their babies, and I was afraid my party-planning skills wouldn't compare. I began scouring Pinterest on the…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted July 02, 2014

  • 5 Ways to Survive a Road Trip with Your Kids

    5 Ways to Survive a Road Trip with Your Kids

    By Jessa McClureAre we there yet? I have to go to the bathroom. He's pushing me.

    Jessa McClure
    Posted July 01, 2014

  • Learning Through Experiences: Turning Errands Into Educational Opportunities

    Learning Through Experiences: Turning Errands Into Educational Opportunities

    By Jessa McClureThe grocery store had become a dreaded place of turmoil and frustration. Every trip seemed to leave me distraught, stressed out and vowing never to return.My four-year-old daughter had a lot to do with these feelings. Even after explaining what was expected of her in the store, it…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted June 05, 2014

  • Go"Working on the Railroad" at the Railroad & Heritage Museum's Family Fun Day

    Go"Working on the Railroad" at the Railroad & Heritage Museum's Family Fun Day

     (Temple, TX) – Want to know what goes on behind the scenes to keep the railroads running?  Here's your chance to find out! The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is hosting a free "Working on the Railroad" Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 7th from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. You will get the…

    Hooray for Family
    Posted June 04, 2014

  • Help Your Kids Avoid Summer "Brain Drain" With Summer Programs, Opportunities to Explore

    Help Your Kids Avoid Summer "Brain Drain" With Summer Programs, Opportunities to Explore

    By: Jessa McClureWhen the school bell rings on the last day of the spring semester, children all over the country will be heading home to relax, indulge in summer activities, and forget about learning for two-and-a-half-months. While children need a break from the rigors of a demanding academic…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted May 21, 2014

  • Travel Tips for Family Fun

    Travel Tips for Family Fun

    Author: Becky Danielson, M.Ed.Does the thought of traveling with your children fill you with joyful anticipation or overwhelming dread? Vacation time with kids can be a bit of both! With spring break looming and travel plans for summer vacations underway, now is the time to start planning.Really,…

    Becky Danielson
    Posted March 07, 2014

  • Valentine’s Day Tips

    Valentine’s Day Tips

    By Rebecca DouglasLove is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Here are some easy ideas to have a festive Valentine's Day with your little loved one.LOVE NOTES:  A love note in the lunch box from mommy or daddy is much appreciated anytime but around Valentine's Day…

    Rebecca Douglas
    Posted February 12, 2014

  • Cultivating a Thankful Heart

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for families to gather, celebrating the gift we have in our relationships with one another and the blessings we have been given. Growing an attitude of gratitude in children is a foundational piece of parenting. Recognizing both the large and small gifts in life and…

    Becky Danielson
    Posted November 08, 2013



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