The Perot Museum Is a Cool DFW Summer Retreat!

Despite a few cold blips in the recent weather, it looks like Dallas weather is heating up, and if you’re a DFW parent, you’re looking for places to escape the hellish heat that will soon be upon us and keep the kids entertained. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you know that one [Read On]

#The100DayProject – 2019 edition

April 2 marks the kickoff of #The100DayProject – a free online art project where people commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity. The idea is simple: choose a project, do it every day for 100 days, and share your process on Instagram with the hashtag #The100DayProject. What you do is your choice: paint, draw, [Read On]

Always Pee Before Airport Security

  There are 99 reasons I hate flying out of a certain airport, and 98 of them involve the inevitable flight delay we will encounter. Yesterday I added the 100th – the random security check that goes awry. When we left my son’s soccer camp in Charlottesville, Virginia for our drive to the airport, our [Read On]

Exploring the Newly Redesigned Being Human Hall at the Perot Museum

As I’ve made it known here, I am a HUGE fan of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and my family has held a family membership since we’ve moved to the DFW area.  One of our favorite areas is the Being Human Hall which explores us as humans – our origins, our DNA and [Read On]

All You Never Wanted To Know About a Barium Swallow

I have spent the better part of the past few years coughing like a retired coal miner with a five-pack-a-day habit. Except the closest I’ve ever been to a coal mine is rail cars clattering past on the tracks, and I despise the smell of cigarette smoke (which made for a rough go while I tended [Read On]

I Went to the 2016 AMAs and This Is What I Wore #KohlsVIPs

 I attended the 2016 AMAs as one of the #KohlsVIPs. I still don’t know how it happened *pinch me*, but it did, and while I wasn’t asked to write this, I couldn’t not. A few weeks ago, somehow, somewhere in Wisconsin, some magical people happened to surprise me with an invitation to attend the 2016 AMAs – the American [Read On]

Baseball Anxiety

I’m an anxious person by nature. I am also a lifelong Cubs fan, but I confess, one who isn’t as enamored of televised baseball games as I am sitting in the ballpark, beer in hand. But this series – and particularly this game tonight, Game 7 – has me chewing my nails to the quick [Read On]

Exploring “Eye of the Collector” at the Perot Museum

My daughter is a bit of a magpie – a collector of things, some shiny, some not. If you open any small purse or pouch in her room, you’ll likely find a collection: plastic butterflies, acorns, pressed flowers, feathers, rubber bouncy balls. (I’m sure there is a fine line between her kind of “collecting” and [Read On]

(I’ll Be) Live from the DFW Auto Show!

I love cars, and since I’m deep in the hunt for a replacement for the swagger wagon, I couldn’t be more excited to be attending the DFW Auto Show this week! I’ll be at the auto show tomorrow for a media event at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, and you can follow along as [Read On]

The Real Challenge is that I Love Food.

Given that my daughter will be turning ten in March, I’ve accepted that I must quit referring to my muffin top as baby weight. It’s a food baby, plain and simple. Since wishing it away hasn’t had any effect on my waistline, and attempts at regular exercise have been so-so, and I don’t have the energy to go find [Read On]