Nov 102011

Toys for Tots Donation Drive by Disney on Ice
On Tuesday, November 22, 5-7PM, Disney On Ice® presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey, Allen Event Center and Radio Disney will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots donation drive.  Families are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys and enjoy fun activities.  Stars from Disney On Ice will also make special appearances (guess who?!).  Those donating will receive a $5 discount coupon to any Disney On Ice performance, playing Thanksgiving week. Allen Event Center is located at 200 E. Stacy Rd., Ste. 1350 in Allen.


Nov 102011

Help the Homeless Dallas Walk & 5K


Help the Homeless Walk & 5K is taking place on Saturday Nov 11th at the Fair Park Band Shell at 3pm. The registration deadline was Nov 10th, but there are lots of opportunities to volunteer at the event, or you can just stop by and show your support! Kids will enjoy lots of fun activities planned for the event.

Proceeds from this event benefit The Bridge, a campus of services from 14 co-located agencies who provide healthcare, mental health, and addiction services, along with services from VA, Social Security, Texas Workforce, and Legal Aid.  The agency is focused on getting the homeless back on their feet into health, jobs and housing. Visit for more information.

Note that The Bridge needs gently used or new blankets and you can drop them off at the event.

Nov 082011

I was going through email this morning and came across an ad for the new Huggies Little Movers Santa Diapers. My twins are too old to try them, but I would love to know what moms think of them. Do you think you’d buy these?



Huggies is promoting these Little Movers Santa Diapers as: The festive design of these Christmas diapers lets you spread holiday joy—and make your little one the coolest and cutest around.

I’m not so sure these diapers are helping to spread the joy, but I guess they’re kinda cute. What do you think?

Definitely different!

Nov 052011

Volunteer Opportunities in DFW

My article in the November issue of North Texas Kids Magazine is about encouraging children to participate in community service. Although non-profit organizations need help all year round, this time of year really motivates people to get involved and search for volunteer opportunities in DFW. If you’ve been thinking about this and are not sure where to start, take a look at my article on page 22 for tasks that may be appropriate for children and how you can get connected to area non-profits.

My article in November Issue of North Texas Kids magazine.

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Nov 042011

TheMomsJournal is giving away 4 tickets to see Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey at 7:30pm at the Allen Event Center on Wednesday, November 23rd!

Disney on Ice - Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey

Entering this contest is simple:

“Like” TheMomsJournal Facebook page and then leave a comment there about your family’s favorite thing about Mickey, Minnie or any other Disney character. Once you comment, send me an email with your name and include your FB username so I know who you are! That’s it! Already a fan of TheMomsJournal on Facebook? That’s great. Just leave a comment and email me as described to enter this contest.

Here are the Contest Details–Please read carefully!

  • Contest entry requires a comment on TheMomsJournal Facebook page and an email with your name (see above).
  • Winner will be chosen randomly
  • Winner gets 4 tickets to the 7:30pm performance of Disney on Ice! Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey on Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
  • The tickets are good for the day before Thanksgiving so please make sure that you can attend this show as there are no substitutions for the date or the time.
  • The show is playing at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.
  • Winner’s tickets will be picked up at Will Call; be prepared to show ID.
  • TheMomsJournal does not have specific seating information for the show.
  • Contest ends at midnight CST on Monday, November 14, 2011.

More information on Disney on Ice! Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey

Good Luck!


UPDATED: Winner Announced here!