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family meal

{How to} Turn Multiple ‘Kid’ Meals into One Family Meal

When the pediatrician asks about their eating habits, I answer truthfully- They eat mostly everything that I make! The key word being *mostly. And, also- I only make what I already know they like, *mostly. Recently, I’ve fallen into the post-school, post-extra curricular activities routine of getting something on the table for the kids that […]

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gun safety at playdate

{THE GUN SAFETY ASK} Are you Prepared for Your Next Playdate?

Nearly two years ago when we moved to Dallas, a friend of mine from overseas asked what I would do about playdates. “What do you mean?” I asked, thinking – what could be so different from Germany? We show up (me with overstuffed diaper bag and sibling in tow, appropriate snacks, a change of clothes, […]

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dmg.onstage

shhhh! Theater and Live Music Etiquette for Kids

In the past 15 years of my professional international career as an opera singer, I have sung for a fair share of audiences. From children’s school performances, to date-night audiences, to Sunday afternoon “silver and golden haired’ 2pm matinee audiences, I’ve seen it all from under the spotlights onstage. The cell phones buzzing or ringing, […]

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Dual-language immersion

Dual-Language Immersion Schools in Dallas :: WHY Choose a Second Language?

According to the National Association for Bilingual Education, Texas leads the nation in the number of schools — about 700 — using dual-language immersion programs at the elementary level. Giving young children and school-aged students the opportunity to study in a dual language or complete language immersion program is not a tough decision in today’s […]

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Baby doesn't care if it's nap time! Being outside is too interesting!

Let it go! (or not?) Summer Travel and Vacation Routines

My children have been ‘off schedule’ since June 5th. We have traveled on trains, planes, in taxis, ubers, and busses at all hours of the day (and sometimes night). With a 5.5, just-turned-3, and an 8 month old, planning and timing isn’t always easy. And so with almost 3 months of travels to three countries […]

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