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The Tutor Doctor Difference Will Give You All the Feels

Photo: Olivia Ogren-Hrejsa Photography. This article is sponsored by Tutor Doctor Frisco-McKinney-Prosper. Well, it’s March...

by Morgan Kosinski
February 19, 2021 legos
Kids & Family

brickLAB in Frisco is Building Creativity and Community

Have you noticed the cool "brickLAB" logo at the corner of Stonebrook Pkwy and Teel Blvd and wondered to yourself, "What in...

by Meredith McGraw
January 27, 2021 potty training kids Potty Camp
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Say Goodbye to Diapers with Frisco’s “Potty Whisperer”

“Potty training is my favorite part of parenthood,” said no parent, ever. Let’s be real. Potty training is frustrating,...

by Meredith McGraw
January 22, 2021 students leadership 1
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Leadership Prep School Frisco: Empowering the Future

This article is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. Many of us were (or currently are) school children sitting in a...

by Brandon May
December 15, 2020 kids at zoo
Kids & Family

The Best Annual Memberships for Frisco Families

A few questions we ask ourselves before we purchase a Family Membership or an annual pass to something: Is it a good value for...

by Meredith McGraw
December 7, 2020 elf on the shelf
Kids & Family

A Suggestion Letter from Your Elf on the Shelf

To Whom It May Concern: My name is UPC 14085-10204, but my American family calls me Pixie. I’m what you playfully refer to...

by Brandon May
December 4, 2020 Santa Claus
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Santa Sightings: Where to Meet the Big Guy in Frisco

It's never to early  to plan your visit with Santa Claus in Frisco!  There are many wonderful opportunities to meet the big...

by Meredith McGraw
December 1, 2020 Christmas woman
Kids & Family

5 Ways to Be a Bad Mom This Holiday Season

You might think the holiday season begins in December. But for most moms, it began in October. The launch of the season we now...

by Nicole Barron
November 11, 2020 Coding Frisco 3
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Playing Games Turns Into Making Games at TheCoderSchool

What exactly is coding school? Learning to “code” — that is, write programming instructions for computers or mobile devices...

by Jane Padgett
October 15, 2020 Frisco police SRO Hoover StaleySRO
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Frisco Police Officers are Bonding to Boost School Safety

Since the early 1990s when Frisco High School was the lone campus, the Frisco Police Department has had an active School Resource...

by Kelly Walker
September 29, 2020 swim lesson
Kids & Family

Emler Swim School: The Ultimate “One Stop” Activity for your Kids

Frisco families are lucky to have many fantastic options for children’s activities. You name it, you can find it here in...

by Meredith McGraw
September 25, 2020 halloween trick or treat covid
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10 New (Inventive) Ways to Pass Out Candy This Halloween

If 2020 hasn’t been scary enough, Halloween is rapidly approaching already. If you’re like me, you’ve grown really bored...

by Brandon May
September 23, 2020 playground child swings
Kids & Family

6 Parks to Visit When Hope Park is Too Busy

I have two children who are two years apart in age. This means when we venture to a playground or park, I’m inevitably running...

by Stephanie Hanrahan
September 3, 2020 back to school student kid
Kids & Family

The Kids Have Returned to Campus. Now What?

The house is quiet this morning. I mean, really, really quiet. Well, except for the sound of YouTube Kids videos ringing in...

by Nicole Barron
August 19, 2020 Leadership prep school 1
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Leadership Prep School Provides Choices for Parents

This article is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. Today in Frisco, students walked into classrooms at Leadership Prep...

by Kelly Walker
August 14, 2020 E Learning Study Group
Kids & Family

How “Pandemic Pods” are Changing the Remote Learning Game

This article is sponsored by Tutor Doctor Frisco-McKinney-Prosper. As the new school year commences, many families across...

by Audra Balsley
July 31, 2020 school supplies 2690530 1920
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How Should Parents Prepare for Back to School, 2020 Style?

Don't let August 13th sneak up on you. True, this year is going to be like no other.  But, e-learning or not, there are things...

by Kelly Walker
July 20, 2020
Kids & Family

How to Discover Music and Art at Any Age

This article is sponsored by Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts. Life is looking pretty different these days, but at...

by Meredith McGraw
July 14, 2020 fire fighter dog
Kids & Family

How to Protect Your Pets From a House Fire

Thank you to Dr. Betten at Lakeside Paws Veterinary Clinic for providing the information for this article. July 15 is National...

by Kelly Walker
July 2, 2020 social media cell phone
Kids & Family

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

The following content was originally published by Treasured Vessels Foundation, authored by Abigail Ours. While depictions of...

by Nicole Barron
June 23, 2020 video game
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A Day of Play in Frisco Becomes a Day of Healing

This article is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. There's nothing better than a day of play! Do you remember running...

by Kim Axtell
June 3, 2020 learning kids
Kids & Family

Is Your Student Prepared for the Next School Year?

I actually wrote on our elementary’s school survey last week, “If my kids cannot return in the fall, I will set myself on...

by Morgan Kosinski
May 5, 2020 Generations Hope
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How One Local Student is Giving Hope to a Generation

Learn, grow, and lead for a lifetime. That's the mantra of Frisco's Leadership Prep School where they believe in challenging...

by Kim Axtell
April 28, 2020 kids playground
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Summer Camps for Kids in Frisco

Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready? I’m not talking about swimsuit shopping (can I get a few more months on that...

by Jane Padgett
April 24, 2020 kids playing
Kids & Family

Bore-antine 2.0: 20 (More) Things to Do With Your Child While On Shutdown

Written together by father and daughter, Brandon May and Tatum May. At the tail end of Spring Break 2020, my now 15-year-old...

by Brandon May
March 18, 2020 father daughter parents teenagers
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Bore-antine: 20 Things to Do With Your Teen While On Shutdown

Written together by father and daughter, Brandon May and Payton May. A Covid-19 quarantine doesn’t have to be a bore-antine...

by Brandon May
March 16, 2020 parenting working from home kids
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Survival Mode: How to Work from Home with Children

Do you work from home? Most of the time it's a gift. Time spent commuting is eliminated, you can walk your dog, and if you're a...

by Nicole Barron
February 24, 2020 crayons
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Hands On, Minds On: 3 Reasons to Try These STEAM Camps

This article is sponsored by Growing IQ. Spring break and the first days of summer: Those looming windows that fill children...

by Emily McCord
February 18, 2020 Musical Arts Schoolhouse 5
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5 Reasons to Love Musical Arts Schoolhouse in Frisco

This article is sponsored by Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts. “Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to...

by Meredith McGraw
February 12, 2020 student tutoring
Kids & Family

How to Eliminate the Stress of the Test

This article is sponsored by Tutor Doctor Frisco-McKinney-Prosper. You've been there. It's midnight on a school night....

by Ellen Zarate
January 24, 2020 leader student
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This is What Happens When a School Looks Through a Lens of Leadership

This article is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. It’s easy to find complaints about education these days. Everywhere one...

by Emily McCord
January 15, 2020 music motion early childhood
Kids & Family

Do You Know About These 3 Important Elements of Early Childhood Education?

This article is sponsored by Growing IQ. The knowledge that children learn best when they're moving and active is a given in...

by Emily McCord
November 19, 2019 KidZania USA Frisco TX 1
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Here’s What You Need to Know About KidZania USA

Featured image courtesy of KidZania USA. If you have kids from 4 to 14, I guarantee you will be in KidZania USA in Frisco...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
November 6, 2019 roughriders stands
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Kids Score Big at the Coolest Club in Frisco

Did you know that Frisco has more than 45,000 school-age children? Around here, many households are always on the hunt for events...

by Kelly Walker
November 5, 2019 tutor student 2
Kids & Family

What Makes a Good Tutor for Frisco Students?

This article is sponsored by Tutor Doctor Frisco-McKinney-Prosper. Stacy Parkelj is a career educator and successful...

by Ellen Zarate
October 28, 2019 DiDis Downtown Harry Potter
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Reedy High School Has Prepared a Treat for Harry Potter Fans

On October 31, 2019, Reedy High School and Didi's Downtown invite you to enjoy a fun Halloween evening of Wizards and Muggles as...

by Yvonne Brown
October 23, 2019 Growing IQ
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4 Unique Ways to Serve Students of All Levels

This article is sponsored by Growing IQ. Growing IQ in Frisco provides a unique learning environment that emphasizes hands-on...

by Emily McCord
October 17, 2019 Frisco School of Music princess 3825
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Dancing Around the World Like a Fairy Tale Princess

This article is sponsored by Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts. Once upon a time, in a wonderful school not so far...

by Meredith McGraw
October 11, 2019 soft skills shaking hands
Kids & Family

A School That Inspires Students to Lead for a Lifetime

While STEM education continues to improve nationally and computer education in grades K-12 remains a hot trend, some schools in...

by Emily McCord
September 26, 2019 Frisco ISD Misty Lewin 2
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How Frisco’s Elementary Teacher of the Year Reassured a Mom’s Heart

Photos courtesy of Frisco Independent School District A few weeks ago, my daughter started Kindergarten. To say I had first...

by Stephanie Hanrahan
September 24, 2019 Sew Fun Studios Frisco 9
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Creative Learning is SEW Fun in Frisco

There's a sewing room in my childhood home that brings back fond memories. In the room, there are two chests, the drawers of...

by Yvonne Brown
September 12, 2019 birthday party 3
Kids & Family

How to Host a No-Toys Birthday Party

I eased myself out backward from under my almost 8-year old’s bed, dragging yet another Barbie. That was number 17! With toys,...

by Yvonne Brown
September 9, 2019 student youth business
Kids & Family

This is a Can’t-Miss Opportunity for Frisco’s Young Entrepreneurs

Have you ever met a kid and thought "They are definitely going places."? Usually, a glint in the eye, or an especially...

by Ellen Zarate
August 28, 2019 students
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6 Smart Reasons to Choose Leadership Prep School in Frisco

This article is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. While Frisco boasts of many amazing schools, many families are unaware of...

by Emily McCord
July 30, 2019 studying 1
Kids & Family

What to Do When Your Child is Discouraged Academically

This article is sponsored by Tutor Doctor Frisco-McKinney. "I don't even care." What do you do when your student says...

by Ellen Zarate
July 26, 2019 jungle-joes-frisco-46.jpg
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5 Fun Reasons to Plan a Birthday Party at Jungle Joe’s

Joe is a happy monkey who loves sneaking around the play structure at Jungle Joe’s late at night. Today, however, he's feeling...

by Emily McCord
July 24, 2019 Growing IQ
Kids & Family

Growing IQ Emphasizes Hands-On, Experiential Learning

Tutoring franchises have been a staple tool of motivated students and supportive parents for decades, but there's a unique model...

by Emily McCord
July 9, 2019 Child Kid Happy
Kids & Family

10 Budget-Friendly Summer Fun Ideas In and Around Frisco

Summer is in full swing! The weather's getting hotter, the days are getting longer, and we're all looking for fun (and...

by Meredith McGraw
June 25, 2019 girlfriends
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This is How Moms Can Find Forever Friends in Frisco

Anyone who tells you motherhood isn’t hard is selling you something. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever loved. I’ve been...

by Stephanie Hanrahan
June 7, 2019 summer kids play
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Hey Summer, Here’s How We’ll Survive You

Summer, before you start, I have a few things to say to you. I dread you if I’m being honest. Summer, you are unpredictable...

by Stephanie Hanrahan
May 27, 2019 crayons grass
Kids & Family

A Farewell Thanks to Frisco’s Teachers

I didn’t cry on the first day of school. Not really my style, I guess. My children were ready and so was I. But the last? There...

by Stephanie Hanrahan
May 14, 2019 Tutor_Doctor_team
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Tutor Doctor Makes Learning Personal, in Person

It's inevitable. Any time parents get together, it's only a matter of time before the conversation turns to school. College...

by Ellen Zarate
April 19, 2019 students computer learning
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This is Leadership Prep School’s Unique Approach to Education in Frisco

This article is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. Perhaps you’ve driven by it on your way home north on Teel Parkway -...

by Emily McCord
April 16, 2019 help support collaborate team
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How One Frisco Mom is Changing the Way We FUNdraise

Frisco friends, here’s an invitation with your name on it! You’re invited to join Frisco mom Trina Nix and hundreds of your...

by Meredith McGraw
April 4, 2019 blocks
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5 Places for Hot-Weather Play In and Around Frisco

This article is sponsored by Jungle Joe's.  As the weather heats up and kids head out of school, families set out in search...

by Emily McCord
March 29, 2019 NTPA Frisco - 3
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Frisco is Rolling Out the Red Carpet for North Texas Performing Arts

The people have chosen! On April 13, 2019, your favorite Frisco-based NPTA youth theater stars will dress their best and walk...

by Nicole Barron
March 28, 2019
Kids & Family

Frisco’s fearlessHOPE Offers Hope to Visually-Impaired Children

When one of the most precious moments in your life becomes one of the most frightening, you need hope. Frisco residents Dallas...

by Nicole Barron
February 18, 2019
Kids & Family

Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts Inspires a Love for the Arts

Growing up, didn’t we all dream about being rock stars? It would probably be a little embarrassing to quantify exactly how much...

by Meredith McGraw
February 15, 2019 music
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Kids, Get Moving with this Dance Party Playlist

This article is sponsored by Jungle Joe's. Movement in young children is such an important part of a healthy, happy...

by Emily McCord
January 14, 2019 First Defense Solutions 2019 - 5
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Navigating Teen Dating Relationships and Human Trafficking Risks

This article is sponsored by First Defense Solutions. In 1996, the talk around my 9th grade homeroom was how everyone watched...

by Morgan Kosinski
January 8, 2019 Math Music Motion Growing IQ - 2
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5 Reasons to Enroll Your Toddler in Math, Music, Motion

This article is sponsored by Growing IQ. For many parents of preschoolers, sports and reading often take priority. But Growing...

by Emily McCord
January 3, 2019 Ninja Nation Frisco
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Play, Train, and Compete at Ninja Nation Frisco

Frisco has been called the best place to live for many reasons. One of the best things it offers families in Frisco, besides the...

by Brandon Novara
December 18, 2018 holiday movies
Kids & Family

Get Cozy with These Christmas Movie Cocktail Pairings

It’s the time of year again for amazing desserts, gifts, family time, snow (fingers crossed), and of course, Holiday-themed...

by Brandon Novara
December 11, 2018 teamwork workforce team
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Preparing Frisco Students for the Workforce of the Future

This article is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. Get good grades, go to college, get a good job. That’s the path we, as...

by Kelly Walker
November 19, 2018 gingerbread house
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How to Host Children’s Holiday Parties with Ease

This post is sponsored by Jungle Joe's. And just like that, the holidays are coming at us at full speed! Anybody...

by Emily McCord
November 16, 2018 homecoming
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Hoco Through the Eyes of a Frisco Freshman

Hoco. Apparently, the traditional Homecoming weekend now has its own acronym! This was news to me this year as a first-time...

by Kim Axtell
November 9, 2018 give thanks
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13 Simple Ways to Establish Thanksgiving Traditions

I absolutely LOVE the holidays. I love the festivals, the food, the hustle and bustle, the lights, and the gifts. Every year,...

by Meredith McGraw
November 2, 2018
Kids & Family

Frisco Guide to Quality Father and Son Time

The weight of raising another human being, passing on your knowledge, loving them, and disciplining them in a way that won't...

by Brandon Novara
October 31, 2018 trick or treat halloween
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How to Use Fall Traditions to Encourage STEAM Learning

This post is sponsored by Growing IQ. We're hearing a lot about the importance of STEAM learning (Science, Technology,...

by Emily McCord
October 31, 2018 teal pumpkin project
Kids & Family

The Teal Pumpkin Project – an Alternative to Candy for Trick-or-Treaters

Already stocked up on your candy for the trick-or-treaters? What about those kids who have to deal with food allergies, or who...

by Yvonne Brown
October 18, 2018 halloween
Kids & Family

The Best Halloween Movies for Families to Watch Together

The pumpkin spice lattes are out, the air is finally getting cooler (in that abrupt way that Texas likes to deliver it) and the...

by Brandon Novara
October 16, 2018
Feature Articles

Fast Facts – Frisco ISD Bond and Tax Ratification Election

Frisco ISD is the fastest growing school district in Texas, with more than 58,000 students. The upcoming Bond and Tax...

by Meredith McGraw
October 3, 2018 Frisco PTA members
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More Than a Bake Sale: Frisco ISD Council of PTAs

I'm in the PTA at my kid's elementary school and serve on the Executive Board as the Membership chair. If you've seen the...

by Liz Edelbrock
September 28, 2018 student study school
Kids & Family

INCrease Your Child’s Academic Success at INC Tutoring

This post sponsored by It's Not Complicated Tutoring With fall classes back in full force, it's easy to get caught up in...

by Audra Balsley
September 21, 2018 2018_Externship_Southwest_Airlines
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Externships for Educators Allow Student Paths to Take Flight

Interns are typically students or trainees who spend time learning a trade or occupation in order to gain specific skills and...

by Kelly Walker
September 11, 2018 kids running outside
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4 Ways to Keep the Kids Moving This Fall in Frisco

This post is sponsored by Jungle Joe's. The school year has started and much of the movement and activity that happens...

by Emily McCord
September 6, 2018 school-pictures-Frisco-6
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How to Make the Most of School Picture Day

All photos are courtesy of Frisco-based Karen Fish Photography. Love 'em or hate 'em, school picture days are coming! As an...

by Karen Fish
September 5, 2018
Kids & Family

How to Reinforce Early Math with 5 Games and 1 Great Resource

This post is sponsored by Growing IQ When asked about important early-learning activities for young children and preschoolers,...

by Emily McCord
August 26, 2018 boy preschool
Kids & Family

How to Have a Successful First Day of Preschool – A Parent’s Primer

I've always loved everything about the first day of school. The freshly sharpened pencils, spiffy new backpacks, and happy...

by Meredith McGraw
August 26, 2018 coffee
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Coffee and Conversation with FISD Superintendent Dr. Waldrip

If you were given time to chat with FISD Superintendent Dr. Waldrip and a school board member over coffee, what would you...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
August 24, 2018 bridge
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Building a Bridge Between Frisco ISD and Collin College

Times have changed since Frisco parents were in high school. Sure, we took a few Advanced Placement (AP) classes and walked on to...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
August 14, 2018 https://lifestylefrisco.com/truderm-delivers-tru-ly-beautiful-healthy-skin/
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Frisco ISD Lending Library and Sanctuary Offers Free Resources

It all started with a Frisco parent asking a simple question in the fall of 2013. "Does Frisco ISD have parenting books or...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
August 13, 2018 middle-school-lockers-Frisco
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How to Ease the Transition to Middle School in Frisco

Middle School. Two little words that ignite panic in the hearts of kids and parents alike, right? I remember feeling a nervous...

by Karen Fish
August 7, 2018 ferris wheel
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Summer Saver Vacation Substitutes Near Frisco

Whether it brings you joy or sadness, the inevitable end of summer is just around the corner. Did you squeeze in that much-needed...

by Meredith McGraw
July 26, 2018 toddler sports
Kids & Family

Little Rookies: Frisco Guide to Team Sports for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Here in “Sports City USA”, it's never too early to start playing team sports. Does your preschooler have what it takes to...

by Meredith McGraw
July 25, 2018 driving
Kids & Family

Navigating Driver’s Ed in Frisco

When it comes to raising your children and supplying them with all the wisdom and tools they need to get out in the real world...

by Brandon Novara
July 19, 2018 little girl
Kids & Family

Frisco Parent’s Guide to Early Childhood Intervention

As a high school special education teacher, I bear witness to the incredible highs and lows in parenthood. We're here to meet...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
June 21, 2018 INC-tutoring-team
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Fall in Love with Learning at INC Tutoring

Nearly every parent can remember an evening spent at the kitchen table, surrounded by notes and textbooks, as you work with your...

by Audra Balsley
June 18, 2018 Jungle Joes interior 1
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When the Lights Go Out at Jungle Joe’s

Jungle Joe’s Cafe is a local favorite indoor playspace. Wifi, comfortable seating, the delicious cafe, and an inviting,...

by Emily McCord
June 14, 2018 Frisco Water Park Dive In Movie
Kids & Family

5 Fun Places to Watch a Movie this Summer

Action, adventure, romance, or comedy – whatever your taste, summer is the season for movies! There's no better way to escape...

by Meredith McGraw
June 7, 2018 child hammock summer
Kids & Family

7 Simple Ways to Add a Bit of Structure to Your Kids’ Summer

For many of us, the arrival of summer break means the welcome shift to less-structured days, more flexibility, and no required...

by Karen Fish
June 1, 2018
Kids & Family

Leadership Prep Students Unite Coding with Community Involvement

This post is sponsored by Leadership Prep School. Curriculum experts agree that adding coding to school curriculum is...

by Emily McCord
May 30, 2018 giraffe
Kids & Family

10 Animal Adventure Destinations Close to Home

Lions and tigers and bears – oh my!! Not to mention camels, stingrays, buffalo, and giraffes...in your own backyard! Looking...

by Meredith McGraw
May 25, 2018 splash park kid
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Splish Splash Fun in Frisco: Spray Parks and Water Slides

The only way to beat the heat during Texas summer is to get wet! Tis the season to spend lots of time at local pools and splash...

by Emily McCord
May 14, 2018 kids reading
Kids & Family

Why (and What) You Should Read Aloud With Your Big Kids

Most parents of little ones are aware of the importance of reading aloud to their children, and bedtime stories are often a...

by Liz Edelbrock
May 13, 2018 tulips
Kids & Family

A Letter from the Editor to the Remarkable Moms of Frisco

On the eve of Mother’s Day, someone asked me, “What would make you happiest on Mother’s Day this year?” Oh goodness,...

by Nicole Barron
May 2, 2018 Mother love self care Molly Claire
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Sustainable Self-Care Gifts to Give this Mother’s Day

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY MOLLY CLAIRE COACHING. It's less than two weeks until Mother’s Day, and the buzzword these days...

by Emily McCord
April 24, 2018 cell phone
Kids & Family

The Skratch App: Teen Work, Simplified

I'm a Mom of twin toddlers. I thought that as a twin mom I would miraculously grow an extra arm to manage everything they throw...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
April 19, 2018 Genius Junior Vivek Abraham Frisco
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Frisco’s Very Own Genius TV Star, Vivek Abraham

Photo Credit: NBC/Evans Vestal Ward Set your TV to record Neil Patrick Harris' new show, Genius Junior, on April 29th at 8:00...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
April 18, 2018 Teens4Green Frisco Texas
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Volunteer Opportunities for Teenagers in Frisco

One of the most frequent questions I get as a teacher in Frisco revolves around the ever-present search for volunteer...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
April 16, 2018 Play-la-palooza Frisco 3
Kids & Family

5 Reasons to Love Play-la-Palooza Play Studio in Frisco

Whether you have a special date night, routine dentist appointment, last-minute work meeting, or just a long overdue pedicure –...

by Meredith McGraw
April 13, 2018 Entrepreneurs Academy Frisco 4
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Frisco Students Pitch Business Plans to ‘Shark Tank’ Style Panel

Do you know a Frisco teenager who has an idea that could change the world? The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) is an...

by Suad Bejtovic
April 12, 2018
Kids & Family

Solving the STEM Dilemma in Frisco – Growing IQ

This post is sponsored by Growing IQ. The push for STEM emphasis in homes and classrooms is familiar by now. STEM fields are...

by Emily McCord
April 10, 2018 Frisco Youth Theatre HONK
Kids & Family

Frisco Youth Theatre Develops Character On and Off the Stage

"Circle up, circle up!" comes the call of the Director. Kids are milling about the theatre and dressing room, singing show...

by Karen Fish
April 9, 2018 Studying
Kids & Family

Academic Tutoring in Frisco for Every Age, Need, and Budget

This time of year, I frequently get calls and emails from friends and parents of FISD students asking for a list of trusted...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
April 4, 2018 swimming lessons
Kids & Family

Swimming Toward Summer in Frisco

Parents who worry about their kids splashing safely can relax; Frisco's swim lesson offerings have grown with the...

by Liz Edelbrock
March 28, 2018 Shattered Dreams program FISD
Kids & Family

Shattered Dreams Program Leaves Lasting Impression on FISD Students

"This is real. It does happen." The words of Katelin Beyer, a former Frisco ISD student who experienced a life-altering car...

by Nicole Barron
March 22, 2018 Jungle Joe's
Kids & Family

Bring Big Body Play Into Your Kid’s Day

This post is sponsored by Jungle Joe's. Boisterous, physical activity for young children has always been known for muscle...

by Emily McCord
March 8, 2018 Oscar and Bessie Carter Frisco-2 2
Kids & Family

Oscar and Bessie Carter: Faith, Love, and Alzheimer’s

We all need to hear a good love story from time to time. This one will grab your heart, and maybe even inspire you to see things...

by Karen Fish
March 2, 2018 spring in frisco 2000
Kids & Family

Spring Break in Frisco: Camps, Events, Things to Do

It's time for a break! Since the new year began, our Frisco kids have been working hard at school, navigating academics and...

by Nicole Barron
February 28, 2018 Bubble Outdoors Science
Kids & Family

10 Ways to Celebrate Science in Frisco

As a parent and teacher, I'm always looking for teachable moments to integrate science into our everyday experiences. Science...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
February 27, 2018 Growing IQ blocks
Kids & Family

Frisco’s Modern Math Discovery Experience

While most extra-curricular learning centers are focused on helping students fill gaps with tutoring focused on meeting specific...

by Emily McCord
February 26, 2018 Toddler Camera Photography
Kids & Family

5 Tips for Surviving Family Photos With a Toddler

I'm a mom of three young kids. Although I believe that my children are ridiculously adorable..we haven't braved a family photo...

by Nicole Barron
February 20, 2018 Frisco-St Philips Preschool-2
Kids & Family

Ready for Kindergarten? How to Select a Preschool in Frisco

All photos are courtesy of St. Philips Preschool in Frisco.   If you're a first-time parent, you should know that February...

by Karen Fish
February 16, 2018 piggy-banks
Kids & Family

Little Piggy Banks and Big Hearts at Purefoy Elementary

What do you get when you combine a vision to help others, an important cause, and almost 600 big-hearted elementary school...

by Meredith McGraw
February 7, 2018 Painted hands olympics
Kids & Family

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About the Olympics

Growing up, I absolutely loved the Olympics – the excitement, the competition, and the pageantry. I was thrilled by the exotic...

by Meredith McGraw
February 6, 2018 Frisco-Youth-Theatre-Starcatchers-1
Kids & Family

Frisco Youth Theatre Hosts Starcatchers Therapeutic Drama Program

Frisco Youth Theatre is excited to announce their Starcatchers Therapeutic Arts program with an Ariel and Friends...

by Karen Fish
January 16, 2018 Little Humans Big Fun
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Little Humans Big Fun Brings STEAM Powered Play to Frisco

UPDATE September 2020: This business is closed permanently. Just ten days ago, Frisco's newest indoor play space celebrated...

by Meredith McGraw
January 9, 2018 texas-am-university
Kids & Family

Beyond the Text Message: 5 Ways to Connect with Your College Student

Celebrating the new year means time to clean out and organize, right? That's just what I was doing when I pulled out an old...

by Karen Fish
January 3, 2018 Frisco ISD Admin
Kids & Family

Frisco ISD Finalizes New 2018-19 Attendance Zones

This 2018-19 school year Frisco ISD expects to enroll an additional 2,500 new students and open four new schools: Liscano...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
December 20, 2017 kids computers - Leadership Prep School
Kids & Family

Students Show Off Key Workplace Skills – Exhibition Nights at Leadership Prep School

This post is sponsored by Leadership Prep School Did you know that 65% of today’s elementary students will one day work in...

by Emily McCord
December 19, 2017 Long Distance Relatives
Kids & Family

7 Ways to Connect Your Kids with Long-Distance Loved Ones

If you're a Frisco transplant, you're familiar with the varying degrees of homesickness, coupled with the responsibility to...

by Yvonne Brown
December 7, 2017
Kids & Family

The Ready to Read Railroad Celebrates 100,000 Visitors

The Ready to Read Railroad at the Frisco Public Library has a big reason to celebrate today! They have officially welcomed more...

by Nicole Barron
December 6, 2017 The-Best-Elf-On-The-Shelf-Ideas
Kids & Family

15 Clever Ways to Move Your Elf on a Shelf

After you've moved the Elf from the dining room light fixture to the kitchen windowsill to the fireplace mantel to the Christmas...

by Wendi McGowan-Ellis
December 5, 2017
Kids & Family

Holiday Events for Children with Special Needs

The holiday season is up and running and while there's no shortage of family activities in the area, it's not easy for our...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
November 29, 2017 education
Kids & Family

Texas Public School Long-Term Goals Under Revision

As a veteran teacher, I know that my colleagues and I have a lot of input that we're happy to share regarding the strengths and...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
November 23, 2017
Kids & Family

Leadership Prep School Prepares Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World

While the clean-lined new building for the upper students at Leadership Preparatory School catches the eye of drivers passing by...

by Emily McCord
November 21, 2017 Jungle Joes - play space 3
Kids & Family

5 Ways Jungle Joe’s Can Make Your Holiday Merry and Bright

This post is sponsored by Jungle Joe's It’s as if mass hyperventilating has started. The sights and sounds of Christmas and...

by Emily McCord
November 9, 2017 Ideas Education School
Kids & Family

FISD Insight Program Invites Applicants

Frisco ISD goes above and beyond to ensure that community members, staff and students have the opportunity to learn more about...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
November 7, 2017 kids baseball
Kids & Family

Middle School Matchup is a Home Run for Frisco Youth Sports

November 10 - 12, hundreds of Frisco middle school baseball and softball players will step up to the plate for one of the most...

by Meredith McGraw
October 25, 2017 Jungle Joes kids
Kids & Family

We’re “Fall”ing for Fun at Jungle Joe’s

This post is sponsored by Jungle Joe's If you haven't visited Jungle Joe’s play and cafe yet, this parent and...

by Emily McCord
October 24, 2017 Trick or Treating events Frisco
Kids & Family

Frisco High School to Host Best Buddies Trunk or Treat Event

The Frisco High School Best Buddies program will host a fun Trunk or Treat and Carnival this weekend as part of their commitment...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
October 18, 2017
Kids & Family

6 Free (or Almost Free!) Weekday Activities for Frisco Preschoolers

“Back to school” in Frisco can be a great time for families with children who are not in school yet. The swings are always...

by Meredith McGraw
October 16, 2017 school
Kids & Family

Frisco ISD’s National and State Rankings

If you're like many Frisco residents, you moved here for the amazing school district and the opportunities it provides our...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
October 12, 2017 students
Kids & Family

Frisco ISD Secondary Dress Code Update

As a secondary student, I would knowingly go to school out of dress code in short skirts from time to time. I was inspired by...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
October 10, 2017 2017 Lone Star Storytelling Festival
Kids & Family

Student Storytellers Bring Festival to Life in Frisco

Two thousand fourth graders, two professional liars, and a couple of talented kids walk into a packed arena…. Nope. It’s not...

by Liz Edelbrock
October 3, 2017
Kids & Family

Parent’s Guide to the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny

Parenting is full of contradictions. One of them, in particular, how we teach our children to always be honest and in the very...

by Nicole Barron
September 26, 2017 Frisco Public Library Youth Services
Kids & Family

Three Programs at the Frisco Library for Kids with Sensory Sensitivities

In June and July, 18,000 people attended youth programming at the Frisco Library. According to Youth Services Manager Jennifer...

by Liz Edelbrock
September 11, 2017 Jungle Joes birthday party
Kids & Family

September Savings at Jungle Joe’s

This post is sponsored by Jungle Joe's Even though the kids are back in school, don't let their afternoons and weekends be a...

by Wendi McGowan-Ellis
August 22, 2017 school tech learning
Kids & Family

Frisco ISD – A District of Innovation

This time last year, there was a lot of buzz about Frisco ISD's potential District of Innovation status. Districts of Innovation...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
August 10, 2017 pencil 1037609 1920
Kids & Family

FISD High School Supply List

It's the time of year when back to school ads are everywhere we turn whether we're ready or not. High Schools in Frisco are...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
August 8, 2017 greg raines 63369
Kids & Family

Summer Fun Ideas for Teenagers

A few weeks into summer vacation, a couple of things are certain. First, it's going to get hotter before it get's cooler....

by Brandon Novara
August 3, 2017 school 2276269 1920
Kids & Family

FISD Superintendent, Dr. Waldrip – Teachers’ Burning Questions

As a teacher with twelve years' experience, I cherish any opportunity to speak with decision makers at the local and state level...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
July 25, 2017 Jungle Joes cafe area
Kids & Family

A Cafe For You Where Your Kids Can Play? Jungle Joe’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn4z1K-mxrk Looking for a place where you can hang out with your kids, but that also has...

by Wendi McGowan-Ellis
July 25, 2017 pencil school
Kids & Family

FISD Superintendent, Dr. Waldrip – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

It isn't often that a teacher gets the opportunity to sit down for a no-holds-barred hour-long conversation with the...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
July 3, 2017 Skratch the power of teens
Kids & Family

Skratch – Poised to Make Waves in Frisco

Quick! Name something that we have a ton of in Frisco. Yep, that's right.... Kids. Skratch is a new app ready to make its...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
June 8, 2017 marketing technology
Kids & Family

6 Resources to Help Parents Navigate Popular Media and Technology

Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child...

by Nicole Barron
May 17, 2017 Jungle Joes cafe area
Kids & Family

12 Places for Indoor Play in Frisco

In North Texas, we're used to the ebb and flow of the weather, but our summer heat can be unbearable. While it's easy to turn...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
May 11, 2017 Family
Kids & Family

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 8 Ways to Be a Great Neighbor in Frisco

Could you pick your neighbors out of a police lineup? Hopefully you'll never have to, but unfortunately for most of us, we...

by Nicole Barron
May 8, 2017 daycare
Kids & Family

5 Things To Know When Selecting A Daycare Or PreSchool

Given recent events at a nearby preschool, we want to make sure parents understand how to preform due diligence when...

by Maria Seifi
May 2, 2017 social media
Kids & Family

Social Media: a Blessing and a Curse

In 2017, it's almost hard to picture a world without social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest are...

by Brandon Novara
May 1, 2017 frisco-fastpacs-logo
Kids & Family

Community Spotlight – Frisco FastPacs

Four years ago in 2013, Frisco mom Marian Schulze decided to fast for Lent. During that journey, she experienced what children...

by Scott Ellis
April 28, 2017 school bus
Kids & Family

FISD Superintendent Search Needs Your Input

As of June 2017, Frisco ISD will have had THREE superintendents over the course of the past 4 years since Rick Reedy's...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
April 21, 2017 Mothers Day
Kids & Family

American Ninja Warrior: Frisco Mom’s Edition

Being a parent of children who have a lot of energy is not for wimps... I have three young kids. Having children was a dream of...

by Nicole Barron
April 13, 2017 school girl
Kids & Family

How the FISD Priorities-Based Budget Impacts You

UPDATE May 9, 2017: Last night, the Frisco Independent School District updated their budget to reflect 2 items: Proposing a...

by Korinna Kirchhoff
April 13, 2017 train
Kids & Family

So You Have a Child Who Loves Trains…

Until recently, I had little interest in cars, planes, or bulldozers. Certainly not trains. My daughters came into this world...

by Nicole Barron