Memorial Day Weekend!

Things to do on Memorial Weekend in Irving
Irving is located at the center of Fort Worth and Dallas. It is filled with a barrage of arts, entertainment, theatre, music Kid-friendly entertainment and outdoor activities among others. 
One of the days I enjoy with my kids is the Memorial Day weekend. It is an amazing time to gather friends and family for pre-summer activities and cookouts. It is also a remarkable time for your kids to learn about our true heroes, our men and women of service who paid the biggest price for our freedom.
There are lots of things to do during the Memorial Day weekend, and listed below are a few of the best activities my kids and I enjoy.



It's the summer and I like getting away with my kids for some fun and adventure. This is just what the four seasons resort and club Dallas situated in Las Colinas offer you. You can partake in this fun-filled venue and enjoy a Dallas Zoo educational program, hayrides, Live Texas music, calf roping and a host of others.


The entire family can have fun this weekend at Irving's spray parks, city pools and aquatic centers which will all be available during the Memorial Day weekend down to the rest of the summer starting from the 2nd of June.
This is free for kids aged 3 and below as well as seniors aged 50 and above. For adults and children, there is a little fee for seasonal passes and daily admission.
 
 
Irving Concert Series for Kids

I and my kids enjoy music a lot, and if you have that same passion with your kids, there is no better place to enjoy this than the Irving concert series. The Hey Lolly music which was produced by Laura Freeman, an Austin musician, will provide kids with a host of educational and interactive shows for kids that the entire family can enjoy.
This concert is tailored for preschoolers and toddlers or aged 5 and below. It will urge them to dance, sing as well as play along. It takes place at the Irving Soccer Complex and the show begins at 10 am although doors are open by 9.


Summer Bucket List!


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_KPPpQbP-KpQUp0aWdTREVGaEk

The Summer vacation is here! This is the time for you and your family to grab your summer bucket list and start making new memories. We are thrilled to start marking off some of the fun things to do and see in DFW and beyond. My family and I can't wait hit the trail. 

Click on the Bucket List image above for a link to a printable pdf. A special "Thank You" to @Mozdeb for the image designs.

I encourage you to go ahead and print out your families Summer Bucket List NOW!

Healthy Heart Fest 2018




Sometimes I feel like my life is a daily game of capture the flag, always heading out across the line in search of the victory but constantly running and chasing. Being a mom of three and married, I often get in routine and not pay attention to the needs I may have. I know that I need to make my health a priority.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States?

I need you to join me at the Heart Heart Fest 2018 hosted by Doctor on Demand on May 22nd, open from 8am -12pm CT to gain awareness on how to improve the way we take care of our hearts. This event will also offer opportunities for free massages, manicures, heart health screenings and more! Register in advance for a free 30-minute spin class. Kids most definitely welcome.

Heart Health Fest 2018

  • Date: May 22. 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 PM CDT
  • Location: 7 for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Boulevard #107 Dallas, TX 75207
  • How to Registrar: 
  1. General Attendance : http://doctorondemand.com/events
  2. Cycle Classes: https://form.jotform.com/81124050637145

And get this! The first 100 people at the event to download the Doctor On Demand app and registrar will receive the ultimate swag bag, which includes a variety of better-for-you-snack, skin care products, and more. Everyone who pre-registers and attends the event will be entered for a chance to win prizes, including a year- long ClassPass membership, 5 free blowouts at DryBar, and a $250 shopping spree to the Tot. 

I can make changes in my life to better my health physically, mentally and emotionally- and so can you. I have seen a difference now that I have set a day in the week to make time for myself and not have to apologize for being selfish. Manicures, lunch dates, Zumba all have an important place in my busy schedule because of the way they help me stay fit and stress free. Mothers need a day to themselves to recharge and take ownership of their health. 

If you haven't heard about Doctors On Demand, they are a nationwide healthcare service that proves video visits with board-certified physicians, psychiatrists and licensed psychologists via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.

Normal wait times for physician visits can sometimes take several weeks, but Doctors On Demand physicians are usually available in 5 minutes or less. 24/7. 365 days a year. 

Patients download the Doctors On Demand app or visit www.doctorsondemand.com, provide a list of their symptoms, and are quickly connected for a video visit within minutes. If needed, prescriptions are sent directly to the pharmacy of choice. Lab work can be ordered by the physician, which allows for treatment of a board range of conditions and chronic care management. 

I know bringing young kids to the clinic can be stressful but this service can really take the hassle out of waiting for an office visit. This is a good service for any mom. 

Let's have a great time at Healthy Heart Fest 2018 and gain more information on a healthy lifestyle and find out how we can seek different ways to speak to a physician when we need a consultant quick. 



Miami 1.0







We started our trip to Miami from Dallas at 3:00 am Sunday April 15th. This was one thing I will never do again with three kids is traveling at the crack of dawn and making a flight at 5:00 am. This was not a good decision on my part but the tickets to Miami were only $500.00 for all five of us. We had to get the tickets for that flight because I was not going to fly on spirit. We've been down that route and it was not pleasant.






We arrived at Miami International Airport and I immediately felt at home when I got guava pastry early in the morning for my kids breakfast. There is nothing like being back home from being away for a year and just eating all the foods I enjoy and wanting my kids try too. We love coming home and it was great to be back home. What I miss is that Miami blue sky, that I swear doesn't exist
anywhere else. The skies over Miami is so striking that sunglasses are needed all the time.





The two places I wanted to visit was Wynwood and the Miami Design district. These places have change so much since living in Miami. I like the changes but oh the stores at the Design District consist of Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. Super high end shopping that someday I will afford something.



Lunch was at the super chic and instagramable place called OTL Miami. The food here was adult friendly like the chicken salad, pear machanga sandwich, mint  lemonade and the kids enjoyed the french toast. Oh so good and delicious too. I like finding these little hidden gems in the city and it was a great find. I wanted to the avocado toast to take pics for the gram, but I know my kids would make a scene about it looking like green goo and not be interested in that. But it is okay, next time I'll get it myself.





After our instagrammable lunch at OTL we made the short ride to Wynwood. This is one of the places in the city that went through a major gentrification in a good way. That part of town has really cleaned up and brought in new business and a travelers destination. The big attraction here is of course the Wynwood Walls. People come from all around the world to see the graffiti art that takes up every single wall with art. I promise when you come here you won't find a single blank wall. That what makes Wynwood super cool, artist come here to make a statement through art and I like that. Similar to what we have in Deep Ellum.




I love my city and I love visiting every time we come. My top list of places in Wynwood.

  1. 1. The Salty Donuts
  2. 2. Coyo Taco
  3. 3. Panther Coffee
  4. 4. Wynwood Diner
  5. 5. Baccano Pizza
  6. 6. Wynwood Walls
  7. 7. OTL MIAMI