Looking for fun things to do with your family this summer? Check out our map of family-friendly destinations around Dallas-Fort Worth, from museums to water parks to deluxe movie theaters. Click on a pin near you for details and directions, or scroll down to browse the full list of attractions.
Many of you have asked us how to get your child into modeling and how we choose the kids on our magazine covers. And while we love the photos you send us of your precious youngsters, there’s only one way to land on our covers and this is it: We hold model searches, and the first one of the year is coming up next month! This is a chance for you to see your baby’s adorable little face on the cover of DallasChildbaby.
The DallasChildbaby Baby Model Search is happening at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano on Saturday, May 11 from 10am–3pm.
The cost for entry is $35 per child (pre-registration) or $45 per child (walk-in). Each baby will receive a digital souvenir photo and the chance to be noticed by Kim Dawson Agency, who will also be on hand looking for new faces.
Oh, and while you’re at the mall, stop by the (free!) Baby Fair, packed with services and vendors just for new and expecting moms.
(If your child is older than 12 months, don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten you. Plan to attend our DallasChild, FortWorthChild and NorthTexasChild model searches happening this fall for ages 0–12 years.)
(And no, it’s not TOMS – though we love them, too.)
I’m talking about Dallas-based CHOOZE Shoes, founded by mom-we-love Sharon Blumberg. I had the pleasure of touring her workspace last fall and was so impressed by the company’s philosophy. The premise is simple: Shoes don’t have to be identical to be a matching pair, and the freedom to wear expressive shoes gives kids confidence and boosts creativity.
The new Spring ’13 collection introduces the limited-edition Create a Difference shoe (pictured left). Proceeds benefit the Soles4Soles Micro-Enterprise program. Designed by 12-year-old Ximena Fanco of Guatemala, the Create a Difference shoe with its multicolored handprints and footprints represents her desire “to leave a mark on the world” – which is precisely what CHOOZE is doing.
Because no matter which style you choose, your CHOOZE shoes are comfy, clever and socially conscious. Each pair is made from vegan materials, and every purchase goes to support micro-financing programs around the world. Following the Good Returns business model, CHOOZE re-invests net profits to lift women and their families out of poverty. It’s hard to describe just how cool these shoes are.
You can purchase CHOOZE Shoes online or visit one of ten local retailers. (Oh, and did we mention? They have women’s styles too. You know you want some.)
Winter is the time to think about summer camp. Join us for Project: Summer Fun LiVE Camp Fair in February to plan a whole summer of fun all in one day! Meet face-to-face with the best day and night summer camps, programs, sports, and other summer classes in the Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas.
This is your chance to learn about summer activities for your kids and find the right camps for them. Admission is free.
Camp Fair details:
Saturday, February 16
St. Alcuin Montessori School
6144 Churchill Way, Dallas
For more information visit dfwchild.com/events
Presented by: Go Federal Credit Union
Supporting Sponsor: Medical City Children’s Hospital
Valet Sponsor: David McDavid Lincoln
+ The Camp Fair will leave you with some tough decisions. Read these 9 tips for choosing the right camp for your child.
If your family hasn’t been passing around the aches and the sniffles, then you should thank your lucky stars (and let me tell you, we’re all envious). But as the flu makes its rounds in North Texas, you can keep your family healthy by making sure everyone gets a flu shot.
Lewisville ISD is hosting a series of community flu vax clinics over the next few weeks that are open to the public. If you have a Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare or Aetna PPO insurance plan, your vaccination is free – just bring a copy of your insurance card and driver’s license.
If you don’t have one of those carriers, don’t worry: Your vax is still only $5 (cash or check).
All clinics run from 4–7pm:
Thursday, Jan. 17
Marcus High School Library
5707 Morriss Rd.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Lewisville High School Arena Foyer
1098 W. Main St.
Thursday, Jan. 24
The Colony High School Room A107
4301 Blair Oaks
Friday Jan. 25
Hebron High School Cafeteria Annex
4207 Plano Pkwy.
Monday Jan. 28
Flower Mound High School Cafeteria
3411 Peters Colony
Visit the LISD Website for more information and consent forms.
The cookies are back! Door-to-door sales of everyone’s favorite treat-for-a-cause begin this Friday, January 11. Booth sales begin February 22. Support your local Girl Scouts as they develop business and people skills by selling sweet treats – it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Find the cookie location nearest you by using the online Cookie Locator or the Cookie Locator App.
This year’s cookie flavors are Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Much.
Our staff loves Samoas and Tagalongs (you can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate). What’s your favorite cookie?