Just as the rest of North Texas’ foliage begins to change for fall, the Dallas Arboretum jump-starts the season with its glorious display of fall colors. The annual Autumn at the Arboretum exhibit returns this September with a showcase of 50,000 — that’s fifty thousand — pumpkins, gourds and squash. See the sea of orange (and white and yellow and green and bluish gray) pumpkins fashioned into tiny houses in the Pumpkin Village, enjoy special activities just for the kids, and shop for your own pumpkins to carry home right up until Thanksgiving Day.
Inspired by her son River’s love for the great outdoors, Dallas mom Jenni Odom threw a cozy birthday gathering with a creative camping twist. Drawing inspiration from the colors in River’s bedroom, Jenni decided to use the familiar color scheme of mint, white and grey for the party’s decorations. She used triangle-shaped cuts of burlap to spell out “Happy 1st Birthday” and hung a black-and-white marquee sign, flashing his name.
Put a philanthropic twist on your child's next party
Kids these days: They’re a generous bunch. We get a thrill every time we hear about a birthday boy or girl using his or her special day to make someone else feel special. If your child is in the giving mood on his next big day, help turn his party into a charity event by recruiting party-goers to donate gifts, volunteer or craft up a storm. To make it easy, we gathered 29 of our favorite causes. Pick one that speaks to you, and get to giving.
Join us for the 2015 DFWChild Model Search! This year, we are hosting the Model Search online, followed by an in-person event for finalists on November 8. Children ages 0–12 years are eligible to enter for a chance to appear on one of our 2015 covers. Professional model scouts from the Kim Dawson Agency will also be looking for new faces. Each entry is $35.
Knife cuts, gunshot wounds and heart attacks — the list goes on. After 10 years working as a trauma nurse at Parkland Memorial Hospital, 34-year-old Michelle Witten has seen more nightmare scenarios in a decade than most people will witness in their entire lives. Though she’s no longer immersed in that sphere — she only recently stopped working before her daughter was born — the Westlake resident misses it every day.
Reaching across the so-called "skipped generation"
It’s amazing what you don’t realize is going on in your own family, because we had no clue,” recalls 57-year-old Richardson resident Kaye Surley of the stunning phone call that snatched grandparenting from her life two years ago. “We were oblivious. We were just happy to have Kyleigh every weekend.”