Spring Break at the Museum!

Looking for fun and educational events to attend during spring break?  Look no further!  Several local art museums in Fort Worth have activities planned to make your children’s break a week to remember!

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at Kimbell Art Museum:  The Kimbell Art Museum has loads of activities planned for your kids to enjoy during spring break.  Bring your children Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to join in on the fun!  The museum plans to feature art activities, family tours, storybook readings, teen studios, and children’s films. The best part? It’s FREE!

Spring Break at the Amon Carter:  The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering event filled afternoons for those staying in town for spring break!  Head on over to the museum Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., to enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games and more!

Spring Break Wonders at The Modern:  The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has family programming all week long to keep your kids entertained!  On Monday through Friday, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., a gallery tour and art project will be offered.  On Monday, March 12th, admission to the museum will be free!  In addition to free admission, children under the age of 12 will receive a free lunch of a hotdog and chips!

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See What’s Cooking With Junior League of Fort Worth’s Kids in the Kitchen!

The Junior League of Fort Worth, an organization that has educated and promoted volunteerism in our community for over 85 years, is an ardent supporter of the fight against the epidemic of childhood obesity. To combat the problem, the organization believes it is necessary to educate children and their families about nutrition and fitness via the Kids in the Kitchen initiative. The goal of Kids in the Kitchen is to engage children in our local schools and empower them and their families to make healthy lifestyle choices in order to reverse the growth in childhood obesity.  With the generous support of sponsors such a Mayfest Inc., JLFW’s reach is able to grow year after year.

The 6th Annual Junior League of Fort Worth Embrace Your Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  at Billingsley Field House. Fort Worth families are invited to attend this free health fair featuring wellness-related games and activities, prizes, and free groceries donated by Tarrant Area Food Bank. Information about affordable health and wellness resources will be available from many community partners such as (but not limited to) The Daniel Migael Foundation, Cook Children’s, JPS, Fort Worth Drowning Prevention, and UNT Health Science Center.

In addition to the Heath Fair, the Junior League of Fort Worth has partnered with four FWISD elementary schools, Western Hills Elementary, Western Hills Primary, Eastern Hills Elementary, and The Leadership Academy at Como Elementary, and Rivertree Academy. A wellness related curriculum has been provided to each school and is taught the week leading up to the Health Fair. At the end of the week, students at each campus celebrate with a pep rally where prizes that promote an active lifestyle are raffled off. This year Kids in the Kitchen will impacting 2,100 children through the schools and hopes to impact 500 families during the Embrace Your Health Fair.

Please come by and support this excellent and fun event as we strive to keep Fort Worth healthy! We hope to see you there!

Article courtesy of: Junior League of Fort Worth

Three Unconventional Play Date Ideas in Fort Worth!

My son and I love shopping at Target, but after the cashiers start remembering your name, it’s sometimes best to change up your routine!  We love going to the following locations to escape boredom and have some fun!

  1. IKEA!  Ikea is a great place to take the kids because of Småland!  Småland is a play area that you can drop your kids off at for 60 minutes, free of charge!  As long as they are between the ages of 4 and 10 and are potty trained, they can play!  While they are playing, you can enjoy your shopping experience knowing your children are safe and cared for.   If you are an IKEA Family member, you can even relax and enjoy a FREE coffee in the cafeteria while your kids are having fun!ikea
  2. Mardel!  Mardel Christian Bookstore and Education Supplier is owned by Hobby Lobby and has a great selection of books, journals, wall hangings, jewelry and toys.  Their toy section has a train table for the kids to play on and quite the variety of Melissa and Doug products (our favorite!).  Enjoy a free coffee from the coffee station near the front door while watching your kids play with the trains!Mardel
  3. Hulen Mall!  The Hulen Mall recently unveiled a new play area in a storefront down the Sears wing.  Comfy benches and plenty of charging plugs are available so the kids can play while you recharge.  Kids can play memory games on a large wall screen or play on various playground equipment, including a tree-house, butterfly and caterpillar!Hulen Mall

Town Talk Haul!

This weekend, I mentioned on my Facebook page how much I love Town Talk.  If you haven’t been there before, Town Talk is a discount grocery store in Fort Worth.  They specifically buy items that suppliers don’t want or can’t use.  Because of this, they are able to sell them for a fraction of the retail prices.  I, personally, love Town Talk because of the specialty products they carry.  They often have vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free items.

I made a video to show you guys just how far $30 can go!  Check it out below and tell me some of your favorite products!

Memberships you HAVEN’T Thought Of!

Everyone knows about memberships to the Fort Worth Zoo and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, but what about memberships to Rogue Brick or The Happy Lark?  The following memberships are full of fun and might just be the change of pace you need to shake up your daily routine!

  1.  The Happy Lark. For a monthly membership fee, The Happy Lark offers “unplugged, open-ended and pretend play” to keep your child busy.  For $35/month for one child or $40/month for multiple children, you have unlimited use of the playspace and free attendance to weekly Interactive Storytime and Music & Movement classes.
  2. Rogue Brick. If your kids love Legos and you hate stepping on them, check out Rogue Brick Builder’s Lounge.  For a monthly membership fee, this unique Lego store offers an area for “collective invention”.  For $40/month, your child has unlimited use of over 30 feet of legos and building mentors to help them along the way.
  3. Casa Mañana.  Casa Mañana offers season tickets to their Children’s Theatre.  For the cost of $41 – $65/person, families can enjoy productions of Neverland, Madagascar, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!  In addition to their Children’s Theatre, Casa Mañana also offers Broadway and cabaret shows.

Greatest Groupon Deals of the Week!

 

If you love a good deal AND a good time, you will love these five Groupon deals I found this week!  Lets get started!

  1.  If your child bounces off the walls on a daily basis, gymnastics class might be perfect for them!  Right now, Elite Athletics Cheer Groupon deal offers one month of tumbling classes for $35!  If Keller is further than you would like to drive, head on over to Texas Tumblers Gymnastics in Fort Worth.  The Texas Tumblers Gymnastics Groupon deal offers one month of gymnastics classes for $32!
  2. Are you in need of a girls’ night out or an exciting date night?  The Original Paint Nite Groupon deal offers admission to Paint Nite in various bars around the city for just $25! They also offer the option to purchase two vouchers for $49!
  3. Itching to see the latest movie in a laid-back atmosphere?  Go to the drive-in!  Right now, the Coyote Drive-In Groupon deal offers admission for two to a double-feature for $11! Now the only decision to make is to take the kids along or make it a date night!
  4. If you’re searching for family fun, look no further than Cowtown Bowling! Bowl two games with shoe rental for up to 4 people for only $26 with the Cowtown Bowling Groupon deal!
  5. Making a trip down to Waco soon?  Why not check out the Dr. Pepper Museum!  Using the Dr. Pepper Museum Groupon deal, admission for 4 with 12 oz. fountain drinks is only $24!

No matter which deal you choose, I am confident you will have fun!

Why the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Will Be the Most Fun You’ll Have All Month!

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is a legendary event which runs from January 12th through February 3rd and is held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center and surrounding grounds.  The All Western Parade, held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Fort Worth, kicks off the event.

Throughout the month, livestock will be shown and auctioned, carnival rides will grace the grounds, and several rodeos will take place.  The Coors Light Roadhouse will have live music nearly every evening of the event, making this the perfect date night!

This year, Central Market is sponsoring the Moo-seum Experience, which means your grounds admission will also get you into three of Fort Worth’s finest museums – the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Cattle Raisers Museum and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  If you’re already a member of any of these museums, Central Market will make sure you get free admission to the Stock Show grounds!

I am beyond excited to enjoy everything that the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has to offer.  I hope you are, too!