5 Reasons Why Little League is Great for Kids
Spring baseball and softball practices are underway and the games will start soon for kids across East Texas. For many parents like me that means lots of equipment shopping, meals on the go because practices always seem to be at dinner time, and usually a really bad case of bleacher butt. But it&ap…
This Flu Hits Fast
One minute she was doing her homework and playing, and within an hour or two she was complaining of being cold and achy, so I took her temperature. It was 104.4! What happened next taught me something.
5 Fun Things to Do on a Snow Day
On days when traveling is not the best idea and you have to stay home, how do you make the most of it? We've got a few ideas, and most of them involve yoga pants.
Texas Kids Choose Their Favorite Spooky Movie
At Halloween, the key for kids' movies might be that they're not too spooky. Just enough cute fright is festive, and it won't keep the kids up in the wee hours with nightmares. Did Texas kids follow the trend? They might have gone a little creepy with their choice for the best spoo…
Houston Area Daycare Tells Parents to ‘Get Off Your Phone!’
Signs posted to the door at a daycare is nothing new.  Many times these signs will give instructions to parents about upcoming fundraisers, special hours, or a few set rules...but, a daycare in Rose Hill, Texas (near Tomball), in no uncertain terms, spelled out why parents should 'GET OFF …
Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media
If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.
As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and ge…
Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This
School starts next week in Lufkin and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.
How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balan…
Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again
Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.
As an adult, there's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedule, and we lose the magic!  But here's a way to get it back.

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