Mommy Manders Camps 2016

Back by popular demand for the 5th summer in a row, ANNOUNCING June “Mommy Manders” CAMPS: Ages 3-7, Tues-Thurs, 9am-1pm, $120 Includes snack, crafts, family talking points, CD, and more! Highlands Christian Church in Lake Highlands “Celebrate Summer” Camp, May 31- June 2 – We will celebrate the season with nature songs, games, stories, crafts, pretend play, and … [Continue reading]

Let Your Light Shine!

What I know for sure: Every child, every person is born with an inner light, a unique God-given spark of love and energy for the world. And all children deserve a chance to use their lights! Recently, I had a chance to lead and celebrate Children's Sabbath with the children and congregation of NorthPark Presbyterian Church. It was a wonderful opportunity to let the children of the church shine for … [Continue reading]

“Celebrate Spring!” A To-Do List for Busy Families

 “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood Overwhelmed and exhausted with birthday parties, soccer games, egg hunts, spring music and ballet recitals, and school fundraisers? April and May can be a BUSY time of year! But have you just stopped to play outside? To notice the new bright green leaves on trees, to fly a kite in the breeze, to see the … [Continue reading]

Going for GOLD! (The Pot of, that is…)

I just returned from a personal writing retreat with my friend Shelly. We have both been "working on" books for years, and for at least a year saying that we need to get away and WRITE together, encouraging each other along the way. The time finally came, the childcare and child transportation arrangements were all made (for me...she made dog-sitting arrangements), the reservations made, the car … [Continue reading]

GOING OUTSIDE: Try It this Spring!

  Though Tuesday was the official first day of spring (and a very rainy one here in Dallas), Friday seemed like the official "Welcome Spring!" day. School children finally got to go out on their playgrounds (still a little muddy), they gathered in their yards after school with balls and bikes and sidewalk chalk, moms enjoying the fresh air and sunlight in lawn chairs. Walkers were warmly … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Table Toys: for Eating out with kids

It doesn't take much (or any thing BIG) to keep little ones entertained at a restaurant. But keep a … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Table Games for Eating out with Kids (or on the road)

(I'm gonna' go ahead and publish these lists in case you need some ideas for your spring break week, … [Continue reading]

“Celebrate Seuss” Story-time Tuesday!


Family Story-Time THIS Tuesday, March 1st, 4:00 Highlands Christian Church Join the fun as we … [Continue reading]

Valentine’s Story-Time!

MONDAY, Feb. 1st, 4:00-5:00 pm at Highlands Christian Church Come dance and sing, snack and … [Continue reading]

Winter Family Story-Time: MONDAY, Jan. 4th!

Monday, Jan. 4th - Winter Family Story-Time with Mommy Manders, 4:00pm-5:00pm Snow books, songs, … [Continue reading]

Christmas Story-Time with Mommy Manders!

Holiday Family Story-Time in Lake Highlands Monday, Dec. 7th, 4:00-5:00pm Highlands Christian … [Continue reading]

Give Back with “Mommy Manders” and “WEE Volunteer”!


Looking for a way to teach your children the importance of giving back? Looking for a FUN … [Continue reading]