Must Do in Dallas: The Perot Museum’s JOURNEY TO SPACE Exhibition

On Thursday I attended a media event at the Perot Museum to learn more about and explore their newest traveling exhibition, Journey to Space. We had two special treats while we were there for the media day. The first was hearing a talk by NASA pioneer, Astronaut General Tom Stafford, who was part of the Gemini and [Read On]

Summer Fun at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

If you are looking for something to do in the Dallas area this summer, look no further than one of my favorite local destinations: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science. There is so much to explore there this summer that I wanted to share all the goings on! I was recently invited to Family [Read On]

Family Travels: The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

We hit the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun over spring break with our kids – and a whole bunch of college students. Confession: Cancun didn’t immediately come to mind as a family destination, and I don’t know why because it’s a fabulous spot. Spring break snuck up on us so I handed the planning reins [Read On]

Escape Room Fun At Escape Hunt Dallas

Locked in a room with a group of clever women, tasked with solving a puzzle, hearts racing, armed with nothing but our wits (and a sense of humor) and some guidance from behind a screen…   While it sounds like an updated episode of Charlie’s Angels, this actually went down at a  hosted event I recently [Read On]

Sneak Preview: Crayola Experience Coming to DFW

Recently, I was invited to a media event with Crayola. Since I immediately revert to an 8-year-old when I pick up a Crayola crayon, I was intrigued, but had no idea what was in store for me. It was pretty exciting. A post shared by Jenn Belden (@mommy_grrl) on May 2, 2017 at 10:54am PDT [Read On]

When A Habitual Overplanner Is Winging It

Back when I was single, traveling was easy. I’d book a trip with my friends and lob clothes in a suitcase the night before departure. At best, I’d pick up a new swimsuit and fresh sunscreen, but that would be it – if there was anything I desperately needed and forgot, I’d buy it at [Read On]

Fun at the Perot Museum with MAYA: Hidden Worlds Revealed

It’s unheard of that my 10-year-old would even CONSIDER playing hooky from school – but that’s just what she did last week. (It’s ok though – I suggested it.)  Learning happens outside of school, too.   I was invited by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to their Media Preview Day for Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. M’s [Read On]

Lovely Downtime at Beaches Negril

Y’all, I’m tired. Why is it that we always need a vacation when we get back from vacation? I find this to particularly be the case when I’ve returned from a more hands-free vacation, such as a cruise, or my recent trip to Beaches Negril – which I took without my children. No beds to [Read On]

Birds of Paradise Exhibit at the Perot Museum

*I was invited to a media day preview of the Birds of Paradise exhibition at the Perot Museum.* I love checking out what is new at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science- it is a guilty pleasure to sneak downtown while the kids are in school and wander on my own. Yes, the kids [Read On]

8 Reasons You Need to Go To Hay Festival

Note: This post featured events from the 2016 program. To view/book events for the 2017 Festival running 25 May – 4 June, click here to for current offerings and up-to-date information.* It’s early morning and I woke to the crash of thunder and a crack of lightning. Perfect. The weather is spot on to match my mood, because my hopes to be [Read On]