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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION Know how to help a friend with the “Baby Blues!”

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ummer is a very important season to us. It’s a chance to relax a bit, enjoy the outdoors, and maybe take a vacation from work and home. It’s also important for our health. That’s right – almost all the processes in our body are regulated by sunlight! It’s interesting that we are less likely to die of a heart attack during summer. We’ve got to thank Vitamin D for that; which is synthesized by sunlight. Several studies also have shown that ovarian, breast and colon cancer are slowed by exposure to sunlight. Do you have skin issues? Some skin disorders are caused by an over-sensitive immune system, and UV rays are known to reduce that sensitivity. Be careful; the therapeutic effects of sun usually occur in 15-20 minutes of sun exposure. After that time, it’s important to apply sunscreen, and reapply after swimming or sweating. And eat summer fruits and vegetables! This is their season too, embrace it. Find a local farmer’s market. Oh, and don’t forget to stay well hydrated! Without water our bodies can’t properly flush those toxins that cause problems. Okay, now go forth and shine; enjoy these God given days of summer, with longer days, beautiful colors, playing outdoors and eating pie. All with a Godward gaze.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. ­— 1 Corinthians 10:31

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BAREFOOT BEST

Parenting experts agree that... Taking a few minutes to connect with your child first thing will make all the difference in your morning routine. Simply snuggling for five minutes before barking orders will “fill your child’s cup” and make them more motivated to cooperate. Don’t have 5 minutes? At least give a hug and ask how they slept. It will not only strengthen the bond between you, science says it will promote optimal brain development in your kiddo too.

why hire a doula?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a Committee Opinion citing evidence that shows continuous, one-to-one support from a labor companion (doula) improves outcomes for women in labor. Benefits include shortened labor, a decreased need for pain medications and a reduced likelihood of cesarean birth. The Committee Opinion recommends several beneficial labor and birth practices; use of a doula is just one of them.

BABY ON BOARD Travelling while pregnant is perfectly safe as long as it’s a normal, healthy pregnancy. It’s a good idea to discuss your trip plans with your doctor or midwife, though. When driving, keep travel time to around 5-6 hours and take plenty of breaks. When flying, choose an aisle seat so you can get up and stretch if you need to. And, it’s recommended that you don’t fly after 36 weeks.

sad dad. Dads can suffer from postpartum depression too. It’s true. Reported rates range from 1-25 percent. Lack of sleep, worry, and yes hormone changes play a role. Men are most vulnerable if they have other health problems, are unemployed and/or the mother is depressed. If that’s the case, the couple should seek outside help since dad may have trouble stepping up to help mom. It’s actually imperative for everyone’s well-being.

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The best shoes for your baby are no shoes at all, especially in the summer. Going barefoot helps build arches and strengthen ankles as babies learn to walk. Plus, kids keep their heads up more when walking barefoot. It’s looking down that throws them off balance.

Of course, shoes are important to protect tiny feet from rough surfaces when walking outside. Just make sure they are made with breathable material (not plastic), and have flexible nonslip soles and secure closures.


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Caitlin, new mom Q. I’ve had a fairly uneventful pregnancy so far, but now in my third trimester, my feet are all swollen. Why is that? A. It’s pretty common for your feet to swell when you’re pregnant. In the heat of the summer, it’s even more common. Not only are you retaining more water right now, your growing uterus is putting pressure on your pelvic veins. This pressure slows the return of blood from your legs to your heart and forces fluid from your veins into the tissues of your feet. To relieve the pressure, put your feet up whenever possible and drink plenty of water. After the baby is born, everything should go back to normal.

Patrice, mom of one Q. How long should my baby sleep on his back? A. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies sleep on their backs until they are one year of age. You should also make sure everyone who cares for your baby (including grandparents, babysitters and childcare providers, older siblings, and others) knows how to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related dangers. They may think one time won’t matter, but it can. When a baby who usually sleeps on his back is suddenly laid on his stomach to sleep, the risk of SIDS is very high.

Jenny Q. What is special education inclusion? I heard over-talk at a school event. A. Inclusion means giving all students access to regular classrooms, instruction and learning opportunities. Although the term “inclusive classrooms” is relatively new, it complies with the original intention of laws passed by Congress, beginning with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975. Mary Ellen | Editor and Registered Dietitian editor@suburbanparent.com

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What can I do for allergies while pregnant? A. It is common for women with allergies to have changes in their symptoms during their pregnancy. Allergies can temporarily be treated with nasal saline, salt water, which is safe to use during pregnancy since it is not actually a drug. Generally it is recommended to spray 3 to 6 sprays in each nostril, leaving the saline in the nose for up to 30 seconds, and then blowing the nose. If needed, Antihistamines are safe to be used during pregnancy; many of them are ranked as Category B medications. By taking one you may be able to control your allergies. If you are an allergy sufferer who has been on allergy shots prior to becoming pregnant, you do have the option to continue allergy shots throughout your pregnancy. Typically the dose will not be increased and many Allergists may consider slightly decreasing the dose during pregnancy. It is necessary to speak to your Allergist and/or Obstetrics/Gynecologist prior to starting any new medications during pregnancy. Nana Mireku, MD FACAAI, FAAAAI Chief of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology USMD/MCNT


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THE BABY BOX It’s not just about the Box, it’s about Education. The initiative allows every expecting woman to claim a free Baby Box once receiving prenatal care and parenting information on preventing SIDS through safe sleep practices; along with a range of other important topics at www.babybox university.com. Combining the box, loaded with essentials, and the education, The Baby Box program, with the partnerships of several institutions, including Dallas Medical Center in Farmers Branch, is undeniably increasing parental engagement with valuable educational content. Learn more: www.babyboxuniversity.com

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1 Tranquilo Mat

When babies are transitioning after birth, they miss the soothing constant motion and sound, like “whoosh” of mom’s heartbeat and the gentle jostle of every move she makes. So this mat soothes by mimicking these motions through gentle vibrations and soft sounds. Created by a maternity nurse to help fussy babies. Find it at www. tranquilomat.com. Starting at $85

2 Baby Book – The Story of You!

A modern fill-in-the pages baby book designed with busy parents in mind. Knowing timelines and little ones don’t always mix, this baby book doesn’t focus on the typical milestones but lets you focus on the everyday moments that matter most. Also includes an area for handwritten notes and

That’s right! No need to wake your baby up. The Braun No Touch Forehead Thermometer gives you two options to take your child’s temperature – completely non-invasive no touch, or the traditional forehead touch. Proven clinically accurate for all ages. www. target.com, $44

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The Braun Thermoscan 5 Ear Thermometer with exactemp technology delivers accurate temperature readings that you can trust. The ear canal is noted as the best site to get an accurate reflection of the body’s core temperature. www.target.com, $41

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Big thanks to CEO Jennifer Clary, and Founder Michelle Vick, both Native Texans, for bringing The Baby Box program to Texas!

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Boost Your Breast Milk Catastrophic Happiness A book that brings to life the beauty, terror and harrowing monotony of parenthood with heart-squeezing perfection. This new addition to the literature of parenthood offers mothers of children ages 3-14 years a way of not just surviving but also savoring their children’s passing years. Warm and engaging, this book is excellent company for mothers, grandmothers and caregivers. Catherine Newman Ages: Parents

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Fantastic Forts

100 First Words

Inspiration for wild hideaways! Building a fort, treehouse or hideaway is part of childhood’s imaginary world, where anything might be possible We all know that forts are universal places and can be made almost anywhere out of almost anything. So read and learn the basics of building a fort, how to waterproof and furnish it, and specific advice on several different sorts of forts.

A great way to start your baby’s learning adventure is by introducing them to primary concepts like shapes, colors, animals, and so much more. Covers 14 themed pages covering all the familiar things little ones are interested in, with a sturdy board book format designed for small hands, 100 First Words is the perfect first book for parents and babies to share.

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DK Parents & Babies

An all-in-one guide for nursing mothers to build a healthy milk supply. Learn from a nutrition and lactation expert who offers practical and clear guidance on nursing and how to ensure a healthy and nutritious supply of milk for infants. Perfect for moms and soon-to-be moms; Simpson supplies everything from breastfeeding basics to in-depth information on nursing, like latching, positioning and even causes of low milk supply. Recipes to boost milk supply too! Alicia C. Simpson

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BY SARAH LYONS

5 tips for

Choosing a Pediatrician

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fter your baby is born, you will visit the pediatrician often. In the first year, your baby will have seven well visits. Studies show that first time parents may visit their child’s pediatrician up to sixteen times before baby’s first birthday. Your child’s doctor plays an important role in your baby’s life; therefore, you will need to find one that is a good fit for you and the child. It can be challenging to find a pediatrician that is right for your family. Here are some tips to get you started on your search.

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Start with recommendations

As a first time parent, or a family that has just relocated, it’s hard to know where to

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begin your search for a pediatrician. “I asked other moms for a recommendation. It’s a great way to see what names came up repeatedly,” says local mom, Jill. Stacy, nurse and mom of three suggests asking your OB GYN for a recommendation. “I figured if they were good enough for my doctor’s kids then they were good enough for mine.” Some parents, like Nathan and Wendy, chose the same primary care doctor for the whole family. “All four of us use the same doctor. It is super convenient.” says Nathan. Another great way to narrow your search in a new area is to call a local NICU and ask the nurses who they would recommend. “The nurses are more likely to give unbiased feedback,” says Rodganna, mom of three.

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Cover the basics

First you must compare your list of candidates with your insurance policy. Look to see what providers are in your network and then start looking for reviews of those doctors online. “I was able to find a doctor that was better than we ever expected,” says Stephanie, mom of two. Check if the doctor is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. This means the doctor has passed a specialized test in pediatrics. If you choose a family doctor, ask if the doctor is certified in the American Board of Family Medicine. Family doctors are trained to treat patients of all ages, including children, but they do not have a specialty in pediatrics. Next consider the basic office information that can be

found online or with a quick phone call. What are the office hours? Do they have walk in hours? Will the doctor visit the hospital where you will deliver your baby? What hospital will your child be admitted to if needed? Is the office location convenient to your home, work, school, and daycare? Take these things into consideration as you narrow down your list.

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Visit the office

To find out if you feel comfortable in the pediatrician’s office, you will have to take a tour. Call the office and ask if they have times set up for potential patients to come and visit the office, or if you would need to make an appointment. Maybe ask if you can interview the doctor at the same time. Remember to ask if there is a charge


for visiting. Verify with your insurance company to see if the cost would be covered or if you would be responsible for the fees. When visiting the office be aware of what the overall environment feels like. Take into consideration if the office staff is courteous, polite, and willing to help. Is the office clean and inviting? Was parking convenient? Do they have separate sick and well waiting areas? Take all of these things into consideration in your decision. If you plan to visit more than one office, be sure to take notes for later consideration.

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Ask some questions

After you have decided that the office environment is a good fit, you will need to interview the pediatrician. Pharmacists, Darcy and Phil said, “After collecting recommendations, I scoured their websites, set up appointments and interviewed them. After the visits, it was very clear which was a good fit.” Start by asking how sick appointments work. How long would it take for a sick child to be seen? Is there a good chance the child will be seen by his own doctor? Do you have similar views on health and wellness such as circumcision, breastfeeding, and immunizations? It’s also important to consider what your preferences are. “Do you want a doctor who offers choices and lets you decide which one works best for you? Or would you be more comfortable with one who gives a lot of directions?” Overall, does the doctor seem genuinely interested in your child or does he seem distracted or rushed? Take your overall impression into account when making your decision.

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Bedside manner

How the doctor interacts with your child will have a lot of impact on the decision to choose a pediatrician. Do you feel comfortable around the doctor? Does your child? Are they willing to take the time to

listen to your questions and concerns? A good bedside manner can go a long way in making you and your child feel comfortable. Finding the right pediatrician can be overwhelming, but realize your decision does not have to be permanent. “It’s important to recognize you are

When is it time to find a new pediatrician?

If your child cries the wholetime, that alone, is not cause to switch. However, if the doctor doesn’t seem to care or make an effort to soothe your child, you may have a problem.

If you’re unclear why a certain medication is prescribed or why a test is done. If you can’t come to an agree ment, or at least a middle ground, on most issues. If the location and hours are no longer working for your family. If the doctor often seems inaccessible when your child is sick. If the doctor is making you feel bad or consistently reproaching you for parenting choices. If you feel the doctor is not listening to your concerns. Before switching, discuss your concerns with the doctor. If a compromise cannot be made, it’s time to look elsewhere. Your child’s health is top priority.

not stuck with your decision. You see your pediatrician a lot in those first months and if there is something really bothering you, it’s okay to switch,” says Becky, mom of 3. The parent’s goal is the same as the pediatrician’s, a happy and healthy child. When you find a doctor that is a good fit for your family, you can all work together to reach this goal. SP

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When a friend suffers from Postpartum Mood Disorder

BY RUTH HANLEY

More than the

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our friend just had a baby and at first she seemed happy and excited to be a new mom. As you drop by in the following weeks however, she seems anxious, angry, or withdrawn in a way that you wouldn’t expect. She confides one day that being a new mom isn’t what she expected. What can you do to help when you think a friend might have more than “the baby blues”? What if she still seems unlike herself weeks after the baby is born and might need some extra help? Postpartum mood disorder (PMD) is the number one complication with childbirth. It affects fifteen to twenty percent of new mothers and is often undiagnosed in women, leaving new moms worrying and wondering why they don’t feel “normal”. PMD can affect women who have had a baby, stillborn child, or miscarriage, women who are pregnant, or women who have ended breastfeeding. PMD can include any number of symptoms: obsessive-compulsive behavior, depression, anxiety, or anger. Talking with a trusted friend may be the first step in reaching out for help. Though you can’t diagnose PMD yourself, if you have a friend who you think is struggling, there are ways that you can help.

THE GIFT OF A NAP

Offer to babysit so that she can take a nap. Sleep not only helps ease symptoms of PMD, it will help any mom who is feeling the toll of sleep deprivation. If she is willing, take the baby out on a walk with your own

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little one or let her drop her baby off at your house. You can babysit while your child plays and she can take a nap back at her house or at yours.

BRING COFFEE AND LEAVE JUDGMENTS AT THE DOOR

Bring her a cup of coffee or her favorite decaffeinated drink and listen to her celebrations and fears. Don’t dismiss or try to solve all her problems, but listen and let her feel heard. It might be hard to listen without trying to fix all her problems, but a listening ear is what she really needs right now. If she says something that truly concerns you, encourage her to reach out to a professional who can help her.

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Perhaps you’ve been through PMD yourself. Share your experience with her and let her know that she is not alone. This type of sharing can help others feel less isolated. PMD is misunderstood and undiagnosed for so many moms. Let your friend know that how she feels is not her fault, and that she deserves health and happiness.  

HOOK HER UP WITH A COMMUNITY

Did you have a baby group that helped you feel a part of a community? Perhaps you found it through the hospital where you had your baby, or perhaps there was a walking group or a ‘mommy and me’ class that helped you meet other moms. Let your friend know which organizations and groups support new moms and provide a

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community of other moms with babies the same age as hers. There is a normalizing power to having a safe place where you can talk about your fears and know that other moms are going through the same challenges at the same time.

HELP HER TO REACH OUT FURTHER

If your friend would like more support, she can start by contacting Postpartum Support International. PSI has a national “warm line” at 1-800-944-4773. This number is staffed by trained volunteers, some of whom have had PMD themselves. They quickly return the messages left on their confidential voicemail and help with support, information, and resources. PSI also has information on local area coordinators who give resource suggestions that are closer to home. So, if a friend thinks she may have PMD, she should try to get help as soon as she can, not because she needs to feel guilty, but because she is worth it. It can be hard to just listen to a friend rather than trying to “fix” her. Sometimes you may feel like you’re not doing enough to make a difference. However, sharing your own story and being open about your experiences lets them know they’re not alone. It creates a better climate for others to share their thoughts and feelings as well. Sometimes helping a friend means being present with them through their storm and reminding them that they are not alone, it’s not their fault, and there is help. SP


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t meout community calendar | july 2017

1 | SATURDAY Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog

On exhibit at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. 1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth 817-255-9300 www. fortworthmuseum.org.

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Farmers Branch Market

9am-1pm. Live music, food trucks, vendors. 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch www. farmersbranchmarket.com

Jewelry, Gems, Minerals & Fossils

9am-6pm. The 60th AGMC show consists of over 25 vendors, a mobile mine, silent auction, kids area and classes. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main Street, Grapevine www.agemclub.org

Nature Walk at LLELA

10am. Animal tracks, deer trails, singing birds, trees with personality – we never know what we’ll find on our monthly nature walk! This family-friendly hike will last about two hours. All ages are welcome. Free with entry to LLELA.* Registration is not required. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville www.visitlewisville.com

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Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. www.coppellfarmsersmarket. org. See ad in this issue.

BE QUIET! Storytime at Barnes and Noble

11am. All ages. All Rupert the Mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picture book. Activities to follow. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, www.barnesandnoble.com

Fourth of July Weekend

11am. Featuring blues bands throughout the garden to enliven your Independence Day picnic. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www.dallasarboretum.org

2017 Rockin’ the River Music Series

1-10pm. Free weekly tubing and concert series – an outdoor live music venue and waterfront stage right on the Trinity River. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth 817-698-0700 www. pantherislandpavilion.com

3rd Annual Billy Bob’s 4th of July Picnic

7pm. Featuring Eli Young Band, Green River Ordinance, Charlotte Leigh & more Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth 817-624-7117 www.billybobstexas.com

Coppell Celebration & Fireworks

7pm. Events include a 5k in the morning and fireworks in the evening. Andrew Brown Park East, 260 E. Parkway Blvd., Coppell www.coppelltx.gov

Patriotic Concert

7pm. Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra and Trietsch Chancel Choir and the Voices of Flower Mound for an evening of patriotic music and classics. Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound www.tmumc.org

2 | SUNDAY Patriotic Sunday

8am. Honor God, country and all of the men and women who serve and sacrifice so that we may live in a free nation. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4000 Midway Rd, Carrollton www.princeofpeace.org/ patrioticsunday

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The Music of Led Zeppelin

8:15pm. Come out to hear the FWSO’s tribute to one of the most famous bands on the planet. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth www. fwsymphony.org

Funday at Sunshine Glaze

12-5pm. 10% of your purchase (excludes ready-made items). Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Ave, Southlake www. sunshineglaze.com

Spanish-Language Tour

2-3pm. Free admission. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth 817-738-9215 www. themodern.org

Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic

8:15pm. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth www. fwsymphony.org

3 | MONDAY Member Mondays

9am-5pm. The zoo opens one hour early for members & their guests. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth 817-759-7555 www. fortworthzoo.org

Addison Kaboom Town

Sounds of Lewisville: Petty Theft

7pm. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St. Lewisville www. soundsoflewisville.com

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox & Post Game Fireworks

7:05pm. Watch the game then stay seated for post-game Fourth of July fireworks display. Globe Life Park in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington 817-273-5222 www.mlb.com

Celebrate Coppell: Parade Down Parkway

9am. Downtown Coppell, 972462-5100 www.coppelltx.gov FUN

Fair Park Fourth

12pm. Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas 214-4263400 www.fairpark.org

Red, White and Boom on the Bridge

5pm. Music, children’s activities, concessions. Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza, 2520 King Arthur Blvd. Lewisville 972-410-6500 www. castlehillsvillageshops.com

6:30pm. Low level fireworks with high-energy dance band on stage. KidZone, concessions and more. Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane www.farmersbranchtx.gov

SAFETY

9:30am. Decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers will parade a short route to the LISD School Administration building for free hotdogs, drinks and activities. Timber Creek Elementary, 1900 Timber Creek Road, Flower Mound www.flower-mound.com

4th of July Splashtacular

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration

LEARNING

Independence Fest – Children’s Parade

4pm. Annual Fourth of July fest which features an airshow, live entertainment, concessions, games, rides and 30 minutes of awesome fireworks. Addison Circle, Addison www. addisonkaboomtown.com

6pm. Plenty of fun including the fireworks display, music, food, vendors, children’s activities and more. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas www. kluv.cbslocal

Skill for Life

4 | TUESDAY

1pm. Free activities and games free with paid admission. Flower Mound Community Activities Center, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound www. flower-mound.com

Castle Hills Freedom Festival

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Independence Fest

5pm. Live music, concessions, kids zone, auto show, exhibitors and fireworks. Bakersfield Baseball Fields, 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound www. flower-mound.com

Carrollton Community Fireworks

9:30pm. Josey Ranch Lake Library www.cityofcarrollton.com

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Summer Program 2017

timeout 5 | WEDNESDAY Toddler Time: Hebron/Josey 10:15am. Ages Up to 3 yrs. Stories, songs and finger plays. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

Toddler Time: Hebron/Josey 11am. Ages 3-6yrs. Stories, songs and finger plays. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www.cityofcarrollton.com

Escape Room 1

12pm. Gaming extravaganza featuring miniature, roleplaying and board games. Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst 817-5810044 www.hurstcc.com

8 | SATURDAY 2nd Annual Christmas In July

9am-4pm. Annual Christmas in July Craft Show with vendors, food, holiday music and Christmas decor throughout the entire day. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth www.facebook.com/ cieventsandproduction

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Member Mondays

11am. Plan a daytime visit for weekday activities including up-close animal encounters with the Dallas Zoo. Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas 214-712-7040 www. reuniontower.com

The Professor Brainius Show 2pm. Wacky scientist will have fun with science experiments. Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound www. professorbrainius.com

Teen Club: Games with Friends

3:30pm. Ages 13-18yrs. Various activities for teens. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

First Thursday Late Nights

7-9pm. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214-428-5555 www.perotmuseum.org

7 | FRIDAY Parade of Playhouses

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Texicon

3pm. Ages 6-12yrs. Fun explorations into the world of STEAM with a different theme each week. Registration required. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures on the GeO-Deck

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raffle to win one. All proceeds benefit the abused children served by Dallas CASA. Runs through 7/23. Dallascasa.org.

9am-5pm. The zoo opens one hour early for members & their guests. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth 817-759-7555 www. fortworthzoo.org

Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. Coppellfarmsersmarket.org. See ad in this issue.

Showtime Saturdays

11:30am. All ages. Every Saturday, enjoy the amazing free entertainment. Shows are located near the Children’s Play Place and Nordstrom on Level 3, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972-258-313 www. slappyandmonday.com

Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo 5pm. Escape performs Journey’s greatest sing-along hits. Dallas Zoo, 650 RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas www.dallaszoo.com

Movie on the Square: Guardians of the Galaxy

8pm. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St. Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com/downtown


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12 | WEDNESDAY

28th Annual Yellow Rose Classic Car Show

Exploding Watermelons

10am-6pm. Admission $12, Kids 12 & Under Free. All Ford Powered Vehicles. Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington www. arlington-tx.gov

3pm. Ages 6-12yrs. Fun explorations into the world of STEAM with a different theme each week. Registration required. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

Dub Splash 2017

Take The Dog to the Park!

10am-6pm. One of the largest Volkswagen car shows in the country. Fun for the whole family. Sandy Lake Amusement Park, 1800 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton 972242-7449 www.sandylake.com

10 | MONDAY Member Mondays

9am-5pm. The zoo opens one hour early for members & their guests. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth 817-759-7555 www. fortworthzoo.org

2017 Summer Chess Camp at UT Dallas

Join beginner, intermediate or advanced chess classes for ages 7-14. Camp runs thru 7/14. Next camp Jul 17-21. Register at www.utdallas.edu/chess. See ad in this issue.

Free Ballet Classes

Join us for a month of free classes during our Grand Opening Special. Runs through July 31. Irving Ballet School, 3248 Skyway Circle N., Irving. 214-222-9215 www.irvingballetschool.com. See ad in this issue

11 | TUESDAY Dora & Diego - Let’s Explore! 10am-5pm. Enter the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, Diego, and Boots and Baby Jaguar! Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth 817-255-9300 www. fortworthmuseum.org

Sounds of Lewisville: The Vinyl Stripes

7pm. Rockabilly, Rock and Roll, Surf classic hits. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church Street, Lewisville www. soundsoflewisville.com

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Daily. Rosemeade Dog Park, 1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

13 | THURSDAY When the Earth Shakes

9am-5pm. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-9671560 www.crsmithmuseum.org

Teen Club: Random Fandom

3:30pm. Ages 13-18yrs. Various activities for teens. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www.cityofcarrollton.com

14 | FRIDAY Family Star Watching Party

7-11pm. Bring your picnic and enjoy the sunset. Members of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas will provide a variety of telescopes available for viewing deep sky objects, or bring your own. Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, www. farmersbranchtx.gov

15 | SATURDAY Zombie King Arthur Suydam at the NTX Comic Book Show 10am-5pm. Professional Artist (Marvel, Batman, etc.), Arthur Suydam, The Zombie King, heads to the North Texas Comic Book Show. He will be doing free sketches for the kids. Tickets are $15 for single day / $25 for two days. Comic Book Dallas (North Texas Comic Book Shows), 500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving www.eventbrite.com


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timeout Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. Coppellfarmsersmarket.org. See ad in this issue.

Kids Fishing at Bass Pro

11am. Bass Pro supplies a fishing rod, reel, bobber and worms. All fishing is catch and release. Bass Pro Grapevine, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine 972-7242018 www.basspro.com

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Worship in the Park

7pm. Join the Bethel Dallas worship team for a powerful night of worship and ministry. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church Street, Lewisville www. betheldallas.tv

16 | SUNDAY Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson

9am-5pm. Retrace the path of US Airways Flight 1549 from its departure from La Guardia International Airport to the emergency landing and evacuation on the Hudson River. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

When the Earth Shakes

9am-5pm. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-9671560 www.crsmithmuseum.org

17 | MONDAY with a visit of 4 hours or more!

One per family. Not to be combined with other coupons or offers. This coupon is the current coupon and is the only one which we are currently accepting. Expires 7/31/17

Member Mondays

9am-5pm. The zoo opens one hour early for members & their guests. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth 817759-7555 www.fortworthzoo.org

18 | TUESDAY When the Earth Shakes

9am-5pm. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand

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earthquakes on the Shake Table. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

Flower Mound Birth Class

6:30pm. Register and save your spot for steps to an amazing birth. www.theswayingdoula.com

Sounds of Lewisville: Bidi Bidi Banda

7pm. Austin’s first Selena Tribute Band. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church Street, Lewisville www.soundsoflewisville.com

19 | WEDNESDAY Coding Challenge

3pm. Ages 6-12yrs. Fun explorations into the world of STEAM with a different theme each week. Registration required. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

Wednesday Night Service

7pm. Freedom Church, 2435 E. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton www.findfreedom.church

20 | THURSDAY Dollar Day at the Dallas Zoo

9am-5pm. Annual Dollar Day with special $1 admission and other discounts. Dallas Zoo, 650 South RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas www.dallaszoo.com

2017 DFW Summer Boat Expo

3-8pm. The largest boating event in North Texas. Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 972-247-1369 www.dallasboatexpo.com

Teen Club: How to Survive the Apocalypse

3:30pm. Ages 13-18yrs. Various activities for teens. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

Fair Park Crits

5:30pm. KRG’s Thursday Night Criterium in Fair Park draws consistent crowds and an average of more than 300 elite and novice amateur racers each week. Fair Park - Parking Lot 8, 1121 First Ave, Dallas 214426-3400 www.fairpark.org


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timeout 21 | FRIDAY Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson

9am-5pm. Retrace the path of US Airways Flight 1549. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher

6pm. Live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent and film screenings. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas 214-242-5100 www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Swim-in Cinema: Finding Dory 7pm. Rosemeade Rainforest www.cityofcarrollton.com

22 | SATURDAY Autism Awareness Family Celebration

9-11am. On selected days, the DMA will be open early for children with autism and their families to enjoy art together in a fun environment. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas 214-922-1200 www. dma.org

North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Vintage toy show for collectibles and more. Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road Suite 600, Dallas 214-358-3628 www. dallas-events-center.com

Moon Day 2017

10am. Featured speaker, NASA Astronaut Janet Kavandi plus explore the galaxy in our planetarium. Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas www.flightmuseum.com

Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. Coppellfarmsersmarket.org. See ad in this issue.

World’s Largest Super Soaker Battle

2-4pm. This second attempt to make a Guinness record will be a family-friendly event with food, fun, games & giveaways. Mavericks Stadium, 1309 W. Mitchell St Arlington www.uta.edu

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Concert on the Square

7pm. Downtown Carrollton. www.cityofcarrollton.com

23 | SUNDAY National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition - Dallas Zoo

9am-5pm. Large-format images taken by photographer Joel Sartore on display. Dallas Zoo, 650 S R.L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas www.dallaszoo.com

24 | MONDAY When the Earth Shakes

9am-5pm. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

Member Mondays

9am-5pm. The zoo opens one hour early for members & their guests. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth 817-759-7555 www. fortworthzoo.org

Mad Science Fun on the GeO-Deck

11am. The Mad Science team will transform laboratory science into fun, interactive learning experiences. Fun for all ages. Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas 214-712-7040 www.reuniontower.com

25 | TUESDAY The Mustangs of Las Colinas

11am-5pm. Visit the bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs galloping across a granite stream then visit the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum and learn the story of African wildlife artist Robert Glen. Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum and Sculpture, 5221 North O’Connor Road, Suite 110E, Irving 972869-9047 www.mustangsoflascolinas.com

Sounds of Lewisville: Escape 7pm. Journey tribute band. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St., Lewisville www. soundsoflewisville.com


26 | WEDNESDAY Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson

9am-5pm. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www.crsmithmuseum.org

Lego Challenge

3pm. Ages 6-12yrs. Fun explorations into the world of STEAM with a different theme each week. Registration required. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www. cityofcarrollton.com

27 | THURSDAY

Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. Coppellfarmsersmarket.org. See ad in this issue.

Pomegranate Underground Art Show 1-9pm. Experience our local artists showcased throughout the mall. Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville www.pomegranate-underground.com

Daddy Daughter Date Night

6pm. Dads bring your daughters for games, activities and memories. Chik-fil-A, 2652 Old Denton Road, Carrollton www. eventbrite.com

When the Earth Shakes

9am-5pm. Design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

Teen Club: Anime

3:30pm. Ages 13-18yrs. Various activities for teens. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www.cityofcarrollton.com

Evening Story Time

7pm. Ages 3-6yrs. Stories, songs, finger plays, action rhymes and puppetry. Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton www.cityofcarrollton.com

28 | FRIDAY Elm Fork Nature Preserve Trails

Open Daily. 2335 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton www.cityofcarrollton.com

Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson

9am-5pm. Retrace the path of US Airways Flight 1549. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

29 | SATURDAY Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for

30 | SUNDAY B Kustoms Lowrider Expo

12-6pm. Art on Wheels. A different kind of automobile show. Fair Park - Automobile Building, 1121 First Ave., Dallas 214-4263400 www.fairpark.org

Sunday Fun Day Family Matinee

1-5pm. For every adult ticket purchased, a child (age 2-12) can ride for free. Children under 2 years of age ride free in laps. Bring the family and create a memory aboard the excursion into the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas. The Texas State Railroad, 789 Park Road 76, Rusk 877-7267245 www.texasstaterr.com

31 | MONDAY When the Earth Shakes

9am-5pm. Design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

Member Mondays

9am-5pm. The zoo opens one hour early for members & their guests. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth 817-759-7555 www. fortworthzoo.org Please note: Although we strive to bring you the most current information available regarding event dates & times, confirming with the event venue before going is always a good idea.

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game on of worddsom wis ELIZABETH

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Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Beat the heat with these in-house games that are fun for special needs kids too! Guess the Object

Ball Darts

In this game, the conductor has an object which he or she hides in a box. The children have to guess what the object is. They can only ask questions for which the answer is “yes” or “no”. Some questions could be - Is it something we eat? Is it something we play with? In this manner, the children collect clues and guess what the object is.

This game requires a cardboard box in which a few holes have been cut out. The children need to take turns and throw a small ball into any one of the holes. If a child has difficulty in using their arms, the box can be brought closer to the child. Otherwise, the holes can be made very big. This game requires visual skills.

Passing the Hat In this game, children sit in a circle and music is played. A hat is passed around. Each child has to place the hat on their head and then pass it on. When the music stops, the person who has the hat has to sing a song, or tell a little story, or do a little dance.

Musical Numbers Children move around and dance when the music is playing. When the music stops, the conductor calls out a number. The children have to get into groups of that number. excerpted from www.brighthubeducation.com

You kidding me? What does a baby computer call his father?

Data

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What did Baby Corn say to Mother Corn?

Where’s Pop Corn?


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pregnancy nutrient plan Do you have one? You may have heard this already, however, it’s worth hearing again. It’s important for pregnant, or soon to be pregnant, mom to eat a variety of foods from each food group. The goal is to provide you and your growing baby with key nutrients. Ideally, you should have foods that will supply you with Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium; vital nutrients during pregnancy.

Natural Food Sources

Off to the farmers market By cutting out middlemen, farmers receive more food dollars and shoppers receive freshly picked in season produce at its peak in flavor and nutrition. Also, a great way to get your kids involved is to let them pick out something new to try. Some farmers also have recommendations for preparing their products. So support your local farmers, it can strengthen your community.

Folic Acid. Reduces the risk of birth defects.

Pregnant women should consume at least 400 micrograms daily. Eat legumes, green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits, as well as cereals, pastas and bread that are fortified with folic acid. Always read the food label.

Iron. Pregnant women need 27 milligrams of iron each day. Foods include red meat, chicken and fish, fortified cereals, dark green vegetables, and more! Not a meat eater? Increase your iron absorption by combining plant-based sources of iron with Vitamin C rich foods. Calcium. Not just for you, but your baby too! Aim for 1000 milligrams per day. Your developing baby needs calcium to build strong bones, teeth, a healthy heart and more, and if you don’t get enough in your diet your baby will draw it from your bones. And for you, enough calcium can reduce the risk of hypertension and pre-eclampsia. At least 3 servings/daily.

Not pregnant yet? Out of every 100 couples, 20 will conceive within a month. It takes time, and stress doesn’t help. Finding out when you ovulate and having sex in your ‘fertile window’ can increase your chances of conceiving. But, shhh, don’t tell him, just plan for “no stress fun!”

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tip When nursing, breasts are a “no soap” zone because it can dry them out. Rinsing with clear water is fine.


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