I am a married Mom of 3: Boy (4 yo), Boy (2 yo) and Girl (11 mo old). I founded MomsOutLoud.com in 2008, which is now DFWMama.com. (Basically, I decided I liked Rachael and her team so well I wanted to join it!) Now I'm here, writing about what I know and love - raising kids in North Texas.

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A Great Weekend Getaway from DFW: Natchez, MS

By rcooksey

If you had asked me a week ago what is the best weekend getaway from DFW, I would have said, without hesitation, Fredericksburg, TX.  In the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is steeped in German history, natural beauty (Texas-style), fun shopping, and hospitable bed & breakfasts.  And, being 5 hours from DFW (or […]

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Discount Code for Ringling Bros. Zing Zang Zoom tickets!

By rcooksey

While we’d really love you to enter and win our free ticket contest (go here to enter), we unfortunately don’t have enough free tickets to give everyone a set. So, we thought we’d give you the next best thing:  a COUPON CODE! Purchase tickets online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and use the code: MOM when ordering on […]

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38 Free (or Cheap!) Family Activities in DFW this Summer

By rcooksey

It’s our 3rd year of creating this list of things to do with your kids in DFW, and first we want to thank all you Moms who have used it, told your friends about it, and requested it for 2010!  We are all looking for cheap, free (if possible!), fun activities for our kids, and […]

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Cheap ($1-2) Summer Kid Movies at Studio Movie Grill in Dallas area

By rcooksey

Back again for their popular Children’s Summer Series, the Studio Movie Grill in Plano, Dallas (Royal Lane), Lewisville, and Arlington will be showing almost free kid movies at 11 am every Monday through Thursday.  Tickets are $1 per child and $2 per adult.  The schedule for these discount kid movies is shown below and they […]

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Summer Fun (+ Giveaway!): Champions Science Adventures Summer Camps

By rcooksey

Do you have a budding Einstein in your home?  Or maybe the opposite – a child who may need a little “spark” to ignite their interest in the world of science?  Then read on, plus comment below for a chance to win a FREE camp session! Champions Science Adventures Summer Day Camps focus on fun, […]

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A Father’s Day Gift Every Man Will Love – Boudoir Photography

By rcooksey

Before you read this post, let me level set with you on a few things:    1)  I am not a glamour-puss (by any stretch….as you can tell by the contents of my make up bag).  2) I consider Cosmopolitan a racy read.  3) I probably have about 10 photos of myself taken within the last […]

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How to Take a Road Trip When You’ve Outgrown Your Mini-Van

By rcooksey

My husband and I recently came to a shocking realization. We can no longer take a road trip with our family in our mini-van. If we want to take luggage, that is. We discovered this last year, when we were planning a trip to the Texas Hill Country (Fredericksburg, specifically) for a wedding.  As we […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts to Ask For Now

By rcooksey

If you are like me, Mother’s Day gifts are the last things on your mind right now.  After all, we just finished Easter, we’re in the middle of school testing, and we’re starting to plan for summer camps and vacations.  But ladies, the best gifts for Mother’s Day take some planning – because they are […]

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The Best DFW Family Getaway You’ve Never Heard Of – Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma

By rcooksey

Pssst…..I’ve got a secret.  I’ll tell YOU, but please keep it to yourself.  I don’t want it to get out everywhere, because one of the beauties of this place is how undiscovered it is.  So let me tell you {quietly} about…. The Best DFW Family Getaway You’ve Never Heard Of:  The Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. […]

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MomsOutLoud.com is now DFWMama.com!

By rcooksey

Today I have HUGE news to share with you: MomsOutLoud.com is now DFWMama.com. This IS April 1, but no, I’m not “April fooling” you.  This is serious.  And exciting.  Seriously Exciting. But you’re probably thinking: “What?  What’s happening to this fabulously wonderful local Mom’s website that has everything a DFW Mom could possibly want right […]

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