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Happy Summer

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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.

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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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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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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


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

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.

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Ask some questions

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

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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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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When a friend suffers from Postpartum Mood Disorder BY RUTH HANLEY

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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 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.  

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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 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 Ruth Hanley had PMD after each of her two children were born and has a special interest in helping moms advocate for themselves and know that they are not alone.

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dinnertime lemon-basil shrimp

summer salad Go Mediterranean! SERVES 4

What you need... - 3 pounds unpeeled, cooked shrimp (large) - 1 red onion, diced - 1 red bell pepper, diced - 1 yellow bell pepper, diced - Lemon-Basil Marinade (see recipe below) - Bag of Mixed Salad Leaves

What you do:...

Peel shrimp and devein, place shrimp and next ingredients into a large zip-top bag. Chill for 8 hours or up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Stir in basil 1 hour before serving. Drain and discard marinade.

Basil-Lemon Marinade...

Can be prepared 1 day in advance - 1 cup vegetable oil - 1 cup red wine

Try this recipe!

- 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind - 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice - 1 tablespoon sugar

Pregnant moms – don’t worry, shrimp is considered a low mercury safe fish.

- 2 tablespoons hot sauce (if you want) - 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard - 2 garlic cloves, pressed - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil – Add to marinade 1 hour before serving Divide greens evenly in serving bowls; arrange shrimp mixture evenly over lettuce. Enhance with Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette served on top.

Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette - 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice - 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard - Garlic clove, pressed - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 1/4 teaspoon black pepper - 1/2 cup vegetable oil

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Eating the Mediterranean Way

There is enough evidence to say that this is a great way to get your nutrients from a plant based diet. Meat lovers you will be okay! The Mediterranean Diet is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil. It features fish, poultry and lean sources of protein.

Why is this so good?

Well, following a mostly plant based diet is associated with slowing and even preventing metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels.) Also improves brain health! The syndrome increases a person’s risk for heart attack and stroke.


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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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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, check for location near you www.barnesandnoble.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

Archery Range Saturdays

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9am-2pm. Every Saturday. National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

off-site archery range. $20 (rent equipment) $10 (own equipment) 3534 E. Berry St. Fort Worth, 817/922-9999, cowboysofcolor.org

Nature Flow – Yoga

10am. Yoga classes in our classrooms with a forest view. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817-860-6752 www. riverlegacy.org

Animal Exploration

2pm. Free. Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist. Registration suggested. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817-860-6752 www. riverlegacy.org

Movies on the Beach Rogue One

8pm. The movie is free with park entry. Concessions will be available for cash

purchase. Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake, 3401 Ragland Road, Grand Prairie 972-237-4120 www.loydpark.com

Fourth of July Weekend

11am. The Garden will feature 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

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2 | SUNDAY 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

Movies on the Beach Rogue One

8pm. The movie is free with park entry. Concessions will be available for cash purchase. Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake, 3401 Ragland Road, Grand Prairie 972-237-4120 www.loydpark.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

Funday at Sunshine Glaze

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

Free Workshops

12pm. Basics of shooting and Archery along with safety tips. Bass Pro Shops

DVA Kids

1-5pm. Denise, Valerie, & Amadeus Davila, three young fine artists with a passion for music. Come see and hear these young performers on the stage in the Big Red Patio. Admission is FREE and it’s just $4.00 to park. Traders

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Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie www. tradersvillage.com

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 Summer Intensive Workshop at North Central Ballet Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Modern Dance, and Jazz for ages 8 and up. Runs through 7/28. 12077 Katy Rd, Ste 713, Keller 817-428-8232 northcentralballet.com. See ad in this issue

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Horton Hears a Who!

Addison Kaboom Town

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

Red, White and Boom on the Bridge

6pm. Plenty of fun including the fireworks display, music, food, vendors, children’s activities and more. Margaret

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Southlake Stars and Stripes

6pm. Patriotic music in the park with activities for all ages and fireworks. The Plaza at Town Square, Between Grand Ave E & W, Southlake 817-748-8019 www. visitsouthlaketexas.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

4 | TUESDAY Summer Art Camp at Sunshine Glaze

Ages 5 & Up. Explore different art mediums with new projects each day. Reservations required. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N Carroll Ave,, Southlake 817424-1417 www.sunshineglaze. com. See ad in this issue

Bedford 4thFest

12pm. Live musical entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, classic car show, yummy festival food and, of course, fireworks. Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford 817-952-2101 www. bedfordtx.gov

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Hurst Stars & Stripes

5pm. Kids area, two food courts onsite, main stage with music. FREE shuttle buses to and from the Northeast Mall Nordstrom Parking Lot. Hurst Community Park Soccer Fields, Hurst 817788-7320 www.hursttx.gov/ hurststarsandstripes

Fort Worth’s Fourth

2pm. Free Kidzone, Festival Fare, Live Music, Flyovers, Fireworks & more! Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth www. fortworthsfourth.com

Arlington 4th of July Parade 9am. Downtown Arlington 817-330-9USA www. arlington4th.org

Fair Park Fourth

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

5 | WEDNESDAY Story Time at the Amon Carter

10:30-12pm. Each Weds through July 26th. 3-8 years. Snacks provided. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Forth Worth 817-738-1933 www. cartermuseum.org

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations)


Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Horton Hears a Who!

Seedlings: Watermelon Madness

11am. Ages 4-6 yrs. w/adult. Bring your gardening gloves! Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth 817-392-5510 www. fwbg.org

Big Blue Blocks

9am-5pm. Visit the exhibit for open ended, creative play where kids build a new world every day. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

6 | THURSDAY Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures on the GeODeck

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

Free Workshops

12pm. Basics of fishing, from knot tying to casting. Recognize the difference from saltwater to freshwater fish. Bass Pro Shops

Movies in the Park at Main Street Garden 8pm. Fun, free and family friendly. Bring your own chair or blanket. Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street, Dallas 214-744-1270 www. downtowndallas.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

Sing-a-Long Grease

8:30pm. Dress in costume, and sing-a-long to this perfect summer fun movie! Rated PG-

13. 110 minutes Levitt Pavilion Arlington, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington 817-543-4301 www. levittpavilionarlington.org

7 | FRIDAY Baby Yoga

10:30am. Ages Up to 2 yrs. This class will help promote a wonderful bond for parent and child, as they play and stretch together. Northeast Branch Library, 1905 Brown Blvd., Arlington, www.morelibrary.org

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Horton Hears a Who!

Family Place Playtime in Mansfield

12-2pm. Bring your young children for open play with others while building skill through play. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. Mansfield Public Library, 104 S Wisteria, Mansfield 817-728-3690 www. morelibrary.org

Parade of Playhouses

Check out the playhouses at North Park Center and enter the raffle to win one. All proceeds benefit the abused children served by Dallas CASA. Runs through 7/23. Dallascasa.org.

Texicon

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

Star Wars and Beyond A Laser Light Spectacular

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

8 | SATURDAY Archery Range Saturdays 9am-2pm. Every Saturday. National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

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Nature Flow – Yoga

10am. Yoga classes in our classrooms with a forest view. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817-860-6752 www. riverlegacy.org

Concerts in the Garden

8:15-10pm. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, , 817-3925510 www.fwbg.org

Pacific Table 5k Foodie Run/Walk

9am. After returning from a social 5k, you will be greeted with a hearty brunch, a mimosa for each hand and soak in the summer sun on the beautiful outdoor patio. Pacific Table, 1600 S. University Drive, Fort Worth www. socialrunningclub.com

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

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

Festival de Mariachi

12-4pm. A great event that provides entertainment for the public with numerous

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Mariachis from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie 972-647-2331 www. tradersvillage.com

9 | SUNDAY 28th Annual Yellow Rose Classic Car Show

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

Dub Splash 2017

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

Free Workshops

12pm. Basics of shooting and Archery along with safety tips. Bass Pro Shops

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts

8:30pm-10pm. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. 100 W. Abram St, Arlington. 817543-4308, Artist’s website. Bluegrassbeatles.com

10 | MONDAY 2017 Summer Chess Camp at UT Dallas

Join beginner, intermediate or advanced chess classes for ages 7-14. Morning (9amnoon) and afternoon (1-4pm) plus extended playing classes available. Camp runs thru 7/14. Next camp Jul 17-21. Register at www.utdallas.edu/chess. See ad in this issue.

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Kung Fu Panda 3.

Spanish Story Time

11:30am. Ages 18mos-5yrs. Immerse your children and yourself in another language! Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and cultural


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11 | TUESDAY

2pm. All Ages. Exciting science experiments, music, technology and encouragement for students. No registration required. Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville www. professorbrainius.org

Little Sprouts: Birds

9:30am. Ages 18-36 mos. with adult. Birds fly throughout the Garden, we will have fun with feathers then do some gardening tasks. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth 817392-5510 www.fwbg.org

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

Escape Room

12-7pm. Have fun with puzzles and fun as you pit yourself against the library escape room. Sign up. Mansfield Public Library – 817-728-3690 Free

12 | WEDNESDAY Story Time at the Amon Carter

10:30-12pm. Each Weds through July 26th. 3-8 years. Snacks provided. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Forth Worth 817-738-1933 www. cartermuseum.org

Toddler Tales Story Time

10:30am. Ages 18-36 mos. Puppets, stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities. Pre-registration required. Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville www. colleyvillelibrary.com

Legomania

2pm. Ages 3 & Up. Fun free play with 15,000 Lego pieces. No registration required. Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville www. colleyvillelibrary.com

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Finding Dory

8:30pm. All ages. Family Movie Night. Open lawn seating on lawn chairs and blankets for free concerts. Levitt Pavilion, Arlington, 100 W. Abram Street. 817-543-4308

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Kung Fu Panda 3

Free Workshops

1pm. Animals in the wild. Discuss animals and how to recognize their path through tracks and scat!. Bass Pro Shops

14 | FRIDAY Cowpoke Camp: Wild West

8:30am-12pm. Ages 6-10yrs. Come on down to the Wild West show. Learn a few roping skills and show off your western style through games and crafts! National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth 817-336-4475 www.cowgirl.net

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Kung Fu Panda 3. $1

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show 12:15pm. An absurdly funny and touching live multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation, performed by award-winning illustrator/ songwriter Morgan Taylor. Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst 817788-7300 www.hursttx.gov


Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gemsmusic by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-5156615 www.dallasarboretum.org

16 | SUNDAY The Planetarium at UT Arlington

Planetarium shows! Astronomy-themed movies on gigantic planetarium screen. Open to the public. Your kids will love it! 700 Planetarium Pl., Arlington, uta.edu/planetarium

A Study of Zimbabwe (Horti) Culture

Open House at North Richland Hills Montessori

10am-2pm (come and go workshop), Pecan Grove, Dallas County Master Gardeners share their knowledge of plants with African origins that can be successfully grown in Dallas. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

Zombie King Arthur Suydam at the NTX Comic Book Show

Free Workshops

15 | SATURDAY 10am-2pm. 8725 North Tarrant Pkwy, North Richland Hills 817281-9992 www.nrhmontessori. com. See ad in this issue.

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

Artisan Market & Dog Day at Viridian

8am. Come experience all things local and enjoy tasty Overlook Park at Viridian, 1210 Viridian Park Lane, Arlington 817-200-6543 www. ViridianDFW.com

MetroDemic Scavenger Hunt in Fort Worth in Fort Worth

12pm. Join us any time this weekend for a 90-minute game of MetroDemic. Sundance Square, 201 Main St, Fort Worth 817-255-5700 www. sundancesquare.com

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 972-724-2018 www.basspro.com

12pm. Basics of shooting and Archery along with safety tips. Bass Pro Shops

Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gemsmusic by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-5156615 www.dallasarboretum.org

17 | 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

Batman’s Gotham Gadgets with LEGO® Materials

9am-12pm. Ages 5-7 yrs. Take on Gotham’s villains by designing and building Batman’s favorite crimefighting machines! Colleyville Rec Center, 2512 Glad Road, Colleyville 817-503-1180 www. colleyville.com

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10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each MonFri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Shrek the Third.

Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gems-music by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

18 | TUESDAY Storytime Adventures at Bicentennial Park

11:15am. Ages 2-5 yrs. Meet Ms. Stacy and Ms. Elizabeth along with Parks staff under the pavilion at Bicentennial Park for a fun, hands-on story time! Bicentennial Park, 450 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake 817-748-8243 www. cityofsouthlake.com

Toddler Splash Time

8-10am. A special morning time for toddlers to use the kiddie pool area. Grapevine Rec, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817-410-3450 www. grapevinetexas.gov

Storytime at Amon Carter

10:30am-12pm. Ages 8 & Under w/ adult. Register to win a free book! Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth 817-738-1933 www. cartermuseum.org

19 | WEDNESDAY The Professor Brainius Show

10:30am. Join us for an exciting journey through the world of Science! Bookmarks at North Park, 8687 North Central Expressway, Suite 1514, Dallas www. professorbrainius.com

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Story Time at the Amon Carter

10:30-12pm. Each Weds through July 26th. 3-8 years. Snacks provided. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Forth Worth 817-738-1933 www. cartermuseum.org

REPCO Wildlife

10:30am. Come discover a variety of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and more. Mansfield Public Library, 104 S. Wisteria, Mansfield www. manfieldtexas.gov

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Shrek the Third.

Story Time Adventures

11:15-11:45am. Each Tues/Weds. Includes songs, games, stories and puppetry for kid’s ages 2-5 years. Southlake Public Library. 1400 Main St., Ste, 130. cityofsouthlake.com/library

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

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Shrek the Third. $1

Free Workshops

2pm. Water Safety. Safe, fun boating or kayaking – do you know all the facts about being safe around the water? Bass Pro Shops


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 Avenue, Dallas 214-426-3400 www.fairpark.org

Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gems-music by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

21 | FRIDAY Studio Movie Grill

10:30am Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri thru Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Shrek the Third. $1

Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gems-music by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.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

22 | SATURDAY 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

and more. Mavericks Stadium, 1309 W. Mitchell Street, Arlington www.uta.edu

Moon Day 2017

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

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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. Check the schedule online. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas 214-922-1200 www.dma.org

North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Vintage toy show for collectibles and more. More than 70 tables to browse. Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road Suite 600, Dallas 214-358-3628 www. dallas-events-center.com

Summer Wine Sampling Weekends

11am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm through July 30. New for the Summer! Bring a picnic! And enjoy wine samplings in the most beautiful setting in Dallas.Tickets available for $10 in addition to regular admission, guests 21 and over only, available at Cafe on the Green. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

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Free Workshops

1pm. Basics of shooting and Archery along with safety tips. Bass Pro Shops

23 | SUNDAY National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition at the 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

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24 | MONDAY Studio Movie Grill

10:30am Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Madagascar. $1

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 214-7127040 www.reuniontower.com

James Wand’s Magic Show! See complete Directory online @ suburbanparent.com

1pm. All ages. Super spy magician James Wand’s magical show includes clues, secret codes and lots of magic as the children help him on a top secret mission! Southwest Branch Library, 3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington www. morelibrary.org

Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gems-music by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

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,

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Irving 972-869-9047 www. mustangsoflascolinas.com

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: Madagascar $1

26 | WEDNESDAY Breastfeeding Boot Camp

8am-12pm. Learn hand expression, latch and position, breast pumps, skin-to- skin, supplemental devices with positive messaging. Tarrant County Public Health, 1101 S Main St., Fort Worth 817-321-4700 www. tarrantbfcoalition.com

Story Time at the Amon Carter

10:30-12pm. Each Weds through July 26th. 3-8 years. Snacks provided. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Forth Worth 817-738-1933 www. cartermuseum.org

The Professor Brainius Show

10:30am. Come meet a real mad scientist! Wild and fun science experiments. Mansfield Public Library, 104 S. Wisteria, Mansfield www. mansfieldtexas.gov

Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gems-music by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

27 | THURSDAY Bilingual Story Time

10:30am. Ages 3-6yrs. Good for English and Spanish speaking children to learn another language. Mansfield Public Library, 104 S. Wisteria, Mansfield www. mansfieldtexas.gov


Tween Wilderness Workshop

1-4pm. Ages 10-14 yrs. Learn valuable wilderness skills and knowledge with Nature Center educators. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake www.bjnc.org

Free Workshop

3pm.Trek & Prep. Be prepared for a trip through the wilderness. Learn what to pack!. Bass Pro Shops

28 | FRIDAY Lakeside Music Series in Flower Mound

7pm. Enjoy the music, restaurants, shops, and street life of Lakeside DFW. The Shops at Lakeside DFW, 2314 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound www.dallas.eventful. com/venues/the-shopsat-lakeside-dfw-/V0-001011208169-7

Tie Dye Tote Bags at Sunshine Glaze

5:30-8:30pm. You choose the colors and we’ll tie dye a personalized tote bag! Pizza and games. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue South, Southlake www. sunshineglaze.com

Garden Gigs

7:30-9:30pm. Runs July 14-28. Discover hidden gems-music by local musicians, adventurous choices from food trucks and off-the-beaten path spots in the garden. Admission $10 (non-members), $8 (members) and includes free parking. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

29 | SATURDAY Grand Prairie Farmers Market

8am-1pm. Market features locally grown fruits and

vegetables, plants, tamales, baked goods, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, soaps, candles and more. Market Square, 120 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie www. gptx.org

30 | SUNDAY B Kustoms Lowrider Expo

12-6pm. Art on Wheels. This is a different kind of automobile show at the Fair Park Automobile building. Fair Park - Automobile Building, 1121 First Ave., Dallas 214-4263400 www.fairpark.org

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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

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Free Workshops

12pm. Basics of shooting and Archery along with safety tips. Bass Pro Shops

31 | 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

Studio Movie Grill

10:30am $1 Children’s Summer Series (each Mon-Fri through Aug.15, all DFW locations) Enjoy budget friendly entertainment. Playing Today: The Peanuts Movie. $1

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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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

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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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