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  • Color your life with these earth-friendly products
    We all want to make our lives a little greener, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start. So we rounded up a handful of local eco-friendly products for your home, your beauty routine, your pantry and your kids' playtime that are kind to the earth and kind to you.
  • Why you should rein in the rage
    My dad is a good man. But, growing up, he was a yeller. He was one of those quick-to-anger, quick-to-calm guys. Those childhood moments during the pendulum swing were epic. His boom made his presence seem so much bigger than it actually was; I often felt overshadowed, surrounded, smothered by the loudness of his voice. 
  • 13 books to celebrate National Poetry Month
    Do you have a little author on your hands? Help him get pen to paper and celebrate National Poetry Month. Give your pint-sized poet some inspiration and check out these 13 poetry books for children recommended by Stacey Irish-Keffer, youth services librarian at the Denton Public Library.
  • Catch a family show at downtown Dallas' signature red performance hall
    Shortly before curtain time at the Winspear Opera House, the coolest night-light your kids have ever seen disappears into the ceiling. A chandelier made up of hundreds of glowing LED rods, some as long as 40 feet, slowly retracts upward, leaving only the tips visible in a starry sky-like view. This scene is only a complement to the Winspear’s elegantly designed performance hall where several kid-friendly shows take the stage this month including the new Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast.
  • The best birding spots at state parks near DFW
    Did you know that birding is the most popular sport in the United States? Over 51 million people watch birds in their backyards, state parks and even at birding competitions (no joke – the 18th annual Great Texas Birding Classic gets underway this month). April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity the whole family can enjoy – even while hiking, biking or picnicking. Texas has over 630 species of birds (second only to California), and Texas state parks are some of the best places to view birds in their native habitat. 
  • Knowing their families helps kids know themselves
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – and when Facebook strung those times together earlier this year in 62-second video summaries of our Facebook lives, we found ourselves utterly charmed. At first, my feed was clogged with friends snarking it up over the blatant promotional aspect of the Look Back project, designed to commemorate Facebook's 10-year anniversary, but it took only a day or two for the tides to turn.
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