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

Monday, Jan. 4th – Winter Family Story-Time with Mommy Manders, 4:00pm-5:00pm Snow books, songs, pretend play, craft, snack, and outdoor play!

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 after-school activity that is both developmentally appropriate and family-oriented? Looking for a program that will help  your child’s mental and social development? Looking for something that’s flexible and fits your busy schedule? Come “WEE Volunteer” with me! I […]

What kind of “SMARTS” are YOUR kids? Margaritas and Multiple Intelligences

Join “Mommy Manders” and other Moms for“Margaritas and Multiple Intelligences” What are the 8 kinds of intelligence common in all humans? How does understanding these help us to appreciate our children’s strengths, diversity among family members and classmates? How can we teach our children about these in a way that will give them more confidence, […]

MY Top 10 Signing Stories! Come “Sign and Sing” with Me on Saturday!

MJ signing “wind” as he’s feeling it, at the Arboretum, March 2008 “Sign and Sing Your Day!” Saturday morning, Nov. 1st, 9-11am, NorthPark Presbyterian Church reserve your childcare spot, 9:00-9:30 “Family sign and sing” session 9:30 Parent Ed hour/ Kids play in childcare 10:30 Family “practice” session more “wind” at The Lakes, April 2008 My […]

Movie Screening: Girls Rising

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Explore the […]

FREE February Events with “Mommy Manders”!

North Dallas Early Childhood PTA This Thursday, February 7: “3 R’s: Using Routine, Repetition and Rituals to Strengthen Brain and Family Connections” at 9:30, Cochran Chapel. Do you live in North Dallas? Find out more about the group Lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA Tuesday, Feb.19th, “Parenting with a Purpose”, 6-8pm, Highlands Christian Church. Do you live in […]

Join me: Discipline from the HEART and BRAIN!

Many of you have requested this topic, and it is something ALL of us have to deal with on a daily basis. I will share with you the ideas and information that have helped me most on this complex topic from my parenting/ teaching guru’s book, Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky Bailey, along with […]

A good day for an EPIPHANY!

Happy Epiphany, or “We Three Kings” Day! It’s a good day to reflect on some parenting “epiphanies”, don’t you think? What I know for sure…our children offer us insights and guide us to parenting and life “epiphanies” when we pay attention. What big AHA moments have you had lately regarding your children, your family, your […]

BIG Hearts, BIG Wheels, and BIG Fun!

Thanks to everyone who helped to fill up the “Mommy Manders” Party Bus for our delivery of nearly 50 meals today! (It was also fun to see the BIG mixer, pots, and refrigerator in the BIG kitchen. Glad I don’t have to wash those dishes tonight!) We couldn’t have done it without your hands holding […]

LOTS of events coming up in the “Spirit of Christmas”!

Musical Outreach Projects! Friday, December 14th, noon, Churchill Estates in Lake Highlands We’ll gather and make cards, then share some favorite Christmas songs with the elderly residents. I’ll bring instruments and other surprises for LOTS of holiday cheer! All ages welcome! RSVP for the event  —————————————- Friday, December 21st, 4:00 The Villages of Lake Highlands Another […]