Dec 202011

I had a chance to talk to Fanny Kerwich, the found and Creative Director of Lone Star Circus recently. She was really awesome–such a lively and positive person! We talked about her history in the circus and how she founded Lone Star Circus and the Lone Star Circus School, both non-profit organizations. We also talked about Lone Star Circus’ new holiday show Cirque Banquiste which will be playing at the Rosewood Center for Arts from December 29th through January 1st. The show features international circus super stars that come to Dallas during the holidays just to perform in this show. My family can’t wait to see it!  Ticket prices for Cirque Banquiste range from $20 – $45 and you can get a 10% discount at by using the discount code LSC!

I was really impressed to hear that Fanny started training on the trapeze at age 4 and then started performing professionally in her family’s circus when she was just 6 years old!

She ended up starting Lone Star Circus because she met her then future husband when she was touring with a show in Dallas. Really neat love story!

If you’d like to read my post about my interview with Fanny Kerwich, click here to see the post on my North Texas Kids blog.


P.S. Don’t forget that I’m giving away 4 tickets to the opening night for Lone Star Circus and the contest ends Thursday, Dec 22nd. There are two easy ways to enter. Click here to find out how.

Dec 162011

“Mom!  Phineas and Ferb are going on a LIVE tour!!!”  School‘s out for summer and anything is possible as Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet – Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!  Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure!

Audiences will be whisked on a wild ride as Phineas and Ferb build their way to another over the top, extraordinary adventure. And, before anyone can wonder, “Hey, where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans.  Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can’t help but join the hilarious hijinks.  It’s the ultimate end to summer vacation, so seize the day ‘cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all!

For more information, visit or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

Special Events Center
4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.

Two performances only: Sunday,  January 1, 2012 - 2pm and 5pm

Ticket Information:
Tickets are available at Prices are $50, $35 and $25.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling toll free 888-695-0888.


TheMomsJournal is giving away 4 tickets to the 2pm showing of Phineas and Ferb on New Year’s Day! Want to go? Two easy ways to enter:

  1. Like TheMomsJournal Facebook page and leave a comment there about why you’d like to see the show.
  2. Tweet about this contest. Be sure to add @twinsmom03 to your tweet and a link to this contest:
  3. When you’re done, send me an email.
  4. Contest ends Thursday, December 22nd. Winner will be notified by email.

Good Luck!


Dec 122011

So excited about Lone Star Circus’ new holiday show, Cirque Banquiste! My family got to see a preview of Cirque Banquiste at the North Texas Kids Family Expo back in November and the cast was so  exciting to watch! The show will open on Thursday, December 29th at The Rosewood Center for Family Arts and play for six performances through January 1st. What a cool way to spend a family friendly New Year’s Eve!

I love The Rosewood Center. That’s where Dallas Children’s Theater is based and it’s such a nice, intimate venue which means you get to see everything up close! We recently went to see Madeline’s Christmas and The Nutcracker there and had so much fun. By the way, be sure to check out my review of Madeline’s Christmas at my blog on

My kids can’t wait to see Cirque Banquiste. They were really impressed with the acrobatic moves, balancing acts and the hoola hooping (with up to 10 hoops!) that we saw in the short preview at the Expo. If that little bit was so good, imagine how great the full performance will be.

The show features acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, from all over the world who will perform together to create a sensational circus extravaganza! Can’t wait to see all the fancy costumes they’ll be wearing. A couple of Dallas acts, Slappy and Monday from Slappy’s Playhouse, are also in the show.

Remember, there are only going to be six performances from December 29th to January 1st so get your tickets ASAP! Tickets for Lone Star Circus range from $20-$45 and you can get 10% off right now by entering code LSC at


TheMomsJournal is giving away 4 tickets to the opening night performance of Cirque Banquiste on Thursday, December 29th at 7:30pm. Here’s how you can enter this contest:


  1. Like TheMomsJournal Facebook page and leave a comment there about what you’d like to be if you could be if you could join the circus or why you’d like to see Lone Star Circus.
  2. When you’re done, send me an email.
  3. Contest ends this Thursday, December 22nd. Winner will be notified by email.

Good Luck!



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!