Illustration by Ginnie Hsu for DFWChild
This month’s Agenda illustration is the creation of local illustrator and graphic designer, Ginnie Shih En Hsu. A recent graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington, one of Ginnie’s interests is in children’s illustration. Her illustrations are bright, playful and invoke an Alice in Wonderland tone. Check out the rest of her cool work on her website: ginniehsu.com. Pick up our January issue or view it online (DallasChild, FortWorthChild and NorthTexasChild) to see the full image.
Thanks to Ginnie for starting 2013 off on a whimsical foot!
Who’s to say you have to be an expert to get your hands dirty in the garden? The folks at Calloway’s don’t think so! Get ready for some serious garden fun when you come out to all Fort Worth-area Calloway’s locations at 9:30am for Callie’s Kids Gardening Workshops, where kids will plant, color and learn about nature with garden experts. Shovels out!
What’s a day like in your shoes? Tell us about it! We’re calling on all of our loyal mommy readers to write their own Mommy Diary; your diary will be considered for publication in an upcoming edition of either DallasChild, NorthTexasChild or FortWorthChild magazines!
Let other moms know how you survive and thrive in your family’s daily routine. Keep track of your activities from dusk till dawn, writing down your thoughts in a Word document. Format each time and activity like so: “8AM-9:30AM: Dropped the kids off and grabbed coffee at Starbucks.” Submissions need to be approximately 850 words long; all diary entries should be submitted with a digital family photo. Please e-mail all submissions to email@example.com.
Once submitted, you’ll receive confirmation via e-mail and, if your diary is chosen for publication in an upcoming magazine, an editor will contact you for more information.
… Get advice from the experts!
That’s exactly what we’ll be doing in our upcoming fall-winter issue of DallasChild Baby magazine, sister publication to DallasChild. But, we’re still looking for candidates to participate in the feature story.
Are you a sleepy mom or dad with an infant (younger than 12 months)? Do you desperately need help getting your baby to sleep? Write me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about your sleepless baby. We’ll add you to the list of possible families that will be selected to work with area sleep experts. If you’re not selected, don’t worry! You will find essential tips to getting baby to sleep in the next fall-winter edition of DallasChild Baby, set to hit stands mid-October.
In the end, this story could mean more sleep for you (and baby, of course!). Thanks in advance for your submissions!
Are you and your partner struggling to get your baby (birth to 12 months) to sleep through the night or for at least a couple of hours?
Share your story — and get some free advice along the way — by participating in an upcoming feature story for the Fall/Winter edition of DallasChild Baby magazine (a sister publication to DallasChild).
Two families will be chosen to implement tips and advice given from area sleep experts; the couples will work with an editor to tell their story of successes and failures in getting their baby to sleep.
Please send your name, phone number, e-mail address and a brief description of your family (and your family’s sleep situation) to: email@example.com. Thanks!
— Gretchen Sparling
Within the pages of August’s DallasChild edition, readers enjoy a peek into the home of Meredith Needleman, a Highland Park mom of three. Enjoy this selection of photos to help gain design inspiration for your own family friendly abode! Read the full article here.
Above: (Left to right) Mom Meredith, Eloise, Lake and Lucy Ray cool off by the backyard pool with pup Mason.
Below: Slipcovered seating and a synthetic sisal rug keep the family’s living room kid-friendly and stylish.
Above: Needleman displays her wedding communion bench and shoes collected during her husband’s frequent travels abroad.
Below: The Needleman trio share laughs and a watermelon snack in the kitchen.
Again, read the full article here!