If you don’t have the glorious scent of pine filling your home already, then make a day of it and choose a tree from a local Christmas tree farm. We’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of the best local tree farms, so corral your family for a day of holiday excitement and adorable photo ops.
The best parks and attractions for every age & stage
Orlando has such a great variety of theme parks that there really is something for everyone, but not every age is ideal for every park. What is the best age for Disney? Is my child too young for Universal Studios? What about LEGOLAND? Use this guide to find the best bets at every theme park for every age and stage.
Shopping for a dog? Here's the breed you should buy.
If your kids’ wish lists don’t include a puppy, we envy you. The holidays put big pressure on parents to finally buy that family dog the little ones have been begging for. But the whole puppy-popping-out-of-a-gift-box? Don’t do that, say DFW-area dog professionals. “Six weeks after Christmas is our busiest time of year,” explains Patti Castleberry, who manages intakes and adoptions for Lone Star Labrador Rescue.
What happens to the kids when a parent has depression?
Octobers are hard for Allison Miller. As the weather cools and the leaves turn, the 24-year-old North Texas teacher resists the urge to hide away and lose herself in memories of her father and his animated stories told with bright eyes and wild hands. She tries not to think about the day after his 51st birthday, October 7, 2008, the day before she turned 18, three days before her senior homecoming.
Opens Saturday, October 11 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Television shows like Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” always start with a clear warning– Don’t try this at home. Well, it’s your lucky day because MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is making its way to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History October 11–January 4 and will offer a variety of experiments right at your fingertips.
How children win friends and influence their classmates
“We never got in a lot of fights. Only a little bit.” Allyson (aka Ally) remembers her Watauga kindergarten classroom as mostly peaceful. But her mom Vicki Nguyen summons a few dinner-table conversations that 6-year-old Ally (now a first-grader) seems to have conveniently forgotten. “There was a lot of drama!” Nguyen asserts. “She would tell me what was going on: Somebody isolated her, because they wanted to play with somebody else. But by the next couple of days, they’re all friends again.”