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Meet Kellie Gerardi, Astronaut and Children’s Book Author from Jupiter

Meet Kellie Gerardi, Astronaut and Children’s Book Author from Jupiter

This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Kellie Gerardi, an aerospace and defense professional, a mom, and a bioastronautics researcher who will be flying to space on a dedicated science mission with Virgin Galactic! We spoke to Kellie about her amazing career, family life in Jupiter, Florida, with her husband (Steven) and daughter (Delta V., age 3) and more.

Art is My Life: A Look Inside The Faris Foundation’s Creative Arts Program

Art is My Life: A Look Inside The Faris Foundation’s Creative Arts Program

Based right here in the South Houston area (Sugar Land), The Faris Foundation has established the first-ever Art Therapy program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Music Therapy at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, a first-of-its-kind Creative Arts Program at Ronald McDonald House Houston, and a Creative Art Therapy Fellowship at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in New York City. Read about what makes the program extra special here!

All About RSV – What Parents Need to Know

All About RSV – What Parents Need to Know

It’s not even Winter and a surge in cases of RSV is making headlines.  But we don’t need the news to tell us what we’re seeing ourselves: pediatrian offices are backed up with cases, schools are sending out alerts, and families all around us are getting hit. Pediatrician Dr. Krissy Satchi breaks down the basics of RSV so we can be prepared.

All About the New Lego Exhibition in Town Through December 30!

All About the New Lego Exhibition in Town Through December 30!

There’s a new exhibition in town and we’re here to tell you all about it! Sure to delight the LEGO® enthusiasts in your life, the Awesome Exhibition is making Houston it’s next destination for over 30 displays made entirely of LEGO® bricks! Read all about the details here.

The Story Behind Cordovan Art School

The Story Behind Cordovan Art School

Read about how founder John Howell took his dream and made it into a reality, despite many obstacles and setbacks. The inspiring story of a man and his family fueled by the passion to teach art.

Halloween Candy Cookie Dough

Halloween Candy Cookie Dough

Now that Halloween is over, you’re probably already thinking of ways to get the candy out the house. There are lots of good places to donate, from shelters to dentists’ offices to the military, but we stumbled upon this smart idea from The Baker Mama and wanted to share it.

Turkey Pesto Meatballs!

Turkey Pesto Meatballs!

This Pesto Meatball recipe has just three ingredients and comes together in under 20 minutes—aka perfect for busy weeknight meals!

Curated with Love, The Faris Foundation Delivers Personalized Brighter Days Care Packages to Children with Cancer

Curated with Love, The Faris Foundation Delivers Personalized Brighter Days Care Packages to Children with Cancer

After learning one of our Tinkergarten friends in Pearland, Juliana, was diagnosed with leukemia at the tender age of four, I was able to connect with The Faris Foundation to submit a request for a care package. I recently sat down with Juliana’s mom, Judith, and Tiffany Talbert, Director of Growth and Engagement at The Faris Foundation, to learn more about the Brighter Days Care Package experience for Judith’s family and to learn more about the program. Here’s what they shared…

Halloween in the Hangar at Lone Star Flight Musuem

Halloween in the Hangar at Lone Star Flight Musuem

Dress the kids in their favorite Halloween costumes and head out to the Lone Star Flight Museum for the most unique trick-or-treating experience in Houston! Then stay and explore the museums aircraft, flight simulators, hands-on children’s area and gift shop.

How to Get Amazing Holiday Photos!

How to Get Amazing Holiday Photos!

Shoott is a female-run company that makes professional photography easier than ever through 30-minute outdoor photo sessions at local parks (find out where they’ll be near you here), or you can book a custom session.  The shoot costs nothing and you only buy the photos you like! It’s our holiday photo secret weapon for the last few years.

Homework Time: 6 Tips for a Successful Routine

Homework Time: 6 Tips for a Successful Routine

Homework isn’t most kids’ favorite part of the day—and it can be painful for parents, too. Rather than turn homework time into a power struggle, simple strategies can help you both work together to get it done without unnecessary stress. Here are six smart tips from educational psychologist Michele Borba, author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Other Shine.

Halloween Snacks, Desserts & Cocktails!

Halloween Snacks, Desserts & Cocktails!

Get your crew into the spooky spirit with these fun, simple recipes. We’ve rounded up our favorite snack, dessert and even cocktail recipes from around the web. We hope they make your holiday just a little more festive—and delicious.

Virtual Activities Guide

Virtual Activities Guide

When it comes to educational opportunities for our children, flexibility is key! Virtual Learning can be highly adaptable and often a more efficient way to meet students where they are academically, emotionally, and socially. Kids can learn on their own schedule, and accelerate on their own timeline. Check out our short list here!

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