Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fun Reflectors To Keep Kids Safe!

This month we told you ways to prevent common trauma accidents in our area. Children need to be visible and safe around roads - check out these cute reflectors that are fun for the kids and help keep them safe! They come in great colors and shapes:

For more information read our article, Ways to Prevent Common Trauma Accidents.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Member of The Parenting Media Association

I am proud to announce that Texarkana Parent Magazine is now a member of the Parenting Media Association. 

I met with several publishers and editors of the organization in March and enjoyed talking shop with all of them. They offered insightful information into the industry. I look forward to actively participating in their organization and learning as we grow!

For more information on the Association you can visit their web site:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Raining it's pouring, my mommy's not boring!

For our region today - it is a great day to try a few ideas by mom, Molly Taylor, and keep those kids busy while the weather's bad!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Smart Mom’s Toy Box: 10 Games for the New Year |

Our local Learning RX shared this online article with me today. It gives parents great resources and idea for learning activities with children of all ages. There was a great article on there for mom's of infants to help stimulate the babies and develop their attention span. Another resource in the article gave parents of children with autism and sensory disorders 21 games to play. Check it out, and thanks Learning RX for sharing.

Smart Mom’s Toy Box: 10 Games for the New Year |

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Shirts

I was slightly behind on my "list to do" and as I put the kids to sleep I realized..."THE VALENTINE PARTY WAS TOMORROW!"

So, I ....
1. used extra fabric I had in the house to cut out hearts
2. used hem tape to attach the hearts to plain white t-shirts.
3. ironed the hearts on the shirts.

...I thought they turned out pretty cute! (and practical)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

From the Cubby Hole...Valentine Cards!

It's crunch time if you are getting valentine cards ready for school parties, and here are a few ADORABLE ideas I just happened to run across today :) There were several others that I had hoped to snap pictures of, kids tore into them for the treats before it happened!

My personal favorite, I'm Nuts and Bolts About You! (The belly of the robot held a piece of chocolate)

Flower with Sucker (construction paper made flower holding a sucker)

You're Out Of This World! (Construction paper wrapped crayons to look like a rocket)

Bear Hugs For You (teddy bear cookies in treat bag)
Valentine I'm Over The Rainbow For You (colorful note with rainbow glasses)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Try These Cute Valentine Cards To Give To Classmates

We spotted these cute valentine cards for the boys. They are so cool, they fold into paper airplanes!

And for the Girls we spotted the valentine cards that fold into jewelry. Now, that's a valentine card I can appreciate! Check out Chasing Fireflies to order, or click the images to link to their web site:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Clifford The Big Red Dog - Will Appear At The Perot Theatre

The Perot Theatre in Texarkana is expecting a BIG guest - Clifford The Big Red Dog!

He will be appearing:
Saturday, March 3rd @ 1:30pm

Tickets can be purchased here:

If you are interested in winning free tickets - print off the above color sheet and return it to the Perot office by Thursday, February 23rd. One lucky winner will receive 4 free tickets!

Is your child a big Clifford fan? Be sure to check out PBS's web site for interactive learning and games at: