Is your child ready to start Kindergarten?

December 9, 2017

I remember when my son Christian was getting ready to start kindergarten, we were so busy researching the “perfect” private school that we didn’t realize how behind he was already. Christian was attending Pre-K at a local church and knew his colors, how to count to ten and some other basic information. We actually thought he was advanced since he…

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Enchant Christmas in Arlington, Texas

December 3, 2017

Every year, our we always look for Christmas activities to do as a family. So, I was excited to hear that Enchant Christmas was touring in Texas for the first time this year! I found a YouTube video of it and showed my two boys! They were hooked! Finding something a twelve year-old and a sixteen year-old can agree on…

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Shopping for your Preteens!

November 26, 2017

I don’t know about you, but every holiday and birthday I always ask myself, “What do I get Daniel?” My 12-year-old son Daniel has unique taste. He’s not your typical boy who sits in front of the x-box for hours and plays video games. Don’t get me wrong, he loves video games, but he prefers to build something or getting…

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Game night with the family!

November 26, 2017

Friday nights for the Johnson family means “game night”. We usually let the boys pick out a board game and either stay home or go to our favorite coffee shop. The boys came up with their top 5 favorite board game.   1. Ticket to Ride: I love this game because its easy to understand and very similar to monopoly.…

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Top 10 gifts for a Teacher written by a Teacher

November 11, 2017

Not only am I a mom, wife, lifestyle blogger, but I’m also a kindergarten teacher. I have received some amazing gifts from my students and I wanted to share my list for other parents!       1. Basket with the Teacher’s favorite things: If you look on the Teacher’s website you’ll notice he/she has filled out a form called…

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Tips for a “Happily Ever After”

November 8, 2017

My husband Brady and I have been married for 20 years! I always, have people ask me “What’s the secret to your happy marriage? To be honest, we had nothing to do with it, God put us together for a reason! To love each other and show our kids what marriage should look like. Here’s what we’ve learned in those…

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How to date your Husband!

November 8, 2017

Growing up, my mom and dad didn’t go on date nights or show affection towards one another.  They both worked 9-5 and spend the weekend running errands or doing housework. We didn’t even say “I Love You” to each other. So, when Brady and I got married twenty-years ago, I knew things were going to be different. Don’t get me…

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Top 5 “Almost free” kids events in Dallas

November 5, 2017

If your kids are anything like mine. They are always complaining about being bored. So, finding fun and free kids activities are always challenging. Here is our go to activities for our kids: Klyde Warren Park (Dallas) The first of every month means Target First Saturdays. This is when Klyde Warren Warren Park, DMA and Nasher Sculpture Center offers free…

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Not your typical Fixer Upper

October 7, 2017

When I was a little girl, the only time we were allowed to drink coke was during our road trips. The taste of coke still brings me back to road tripping with my family. Fast forward twenty years later and now I’m taking road trips with my family. Our boys love getting up early, grabbing their pillow and discovering something…

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The perfect Girls Night Out at Grapefest 2017.

September 22, 2017

Arrive early! This is especially true if you plan on going during Saturday or Sunday. Bring an appetite. The vendors tease you with their smells and tantalizing samples. So, come prepared to eat. Just think of it as a practice for the State Fair of Texas. Bring comfortable shoes! There’s lots to see, stores to browse through and wine to…

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