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Halloween Restaurant Deals, Offers, Free Events, Free Contests

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:50 pm
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Halloween 2014 ~ Restaurant Deals, Offers, Free Events, Free ContestsLooking for a Halloween restaurant deal or freebie? How about free events or even some contests to win something fun with your awesome costume?  Here is a round up the latest going on in the DFW Metroplex for Halloween 2014!

Restaurant Offers

Kids in Costume Eat Free at McAlister’s Deli on Halloween

Chuck E. Cheese Chucktober ~ 50 Free Tickets With Costume + More

Chipotle~ Score a Burrito, Bowl, Salad, or Order of Tacos For Just $3 on Halloween

IHOP ~ Free Scary Face Pancake for Kids ~ Now Through 10/31

Get 6oz FREE Yogurt on Halloween at Montster Yogurt

-CiCi’s Pizza: Kids eat free with the purchase of your adult meal. Or Pick Up 2 large one topping pizzas for only $10. Must be a CiCi’s Pizza Perks member to receive deal and you must sign up by the end of the week to get your coupon!. Valid 10/31.

-Krispy Kreme: Come in your costume and get one free Halloween-themed, Pumpkin Spice or Pumpkin Cheesecake doughnut. Offer good on October 31st only. No purchase necessary. While supplies last. One doughnut per customer.

Outback Steakhouse: October 31st, Kids Eat Free on Halloween with paying adult. Just say “Free Kid’s Meal” to your server to get this deal! Kids 10 years and under.

Wendy’s: From now until October 31, for just $1, at participating Wendy’s, customers can purchase Halloween Coupon books that are filled with free Jr. Frosty coupons. Coupon books include 5 or 10 free coupons, depending on participating locations. *** CALL your Wendy’s to make sure they are participating

Entertainment/Event Offers

Dinosaur World~ FREE Admission For Child in Costume with a Paid Adult!

FREE Mall-o-ween Halloween Party at Grapevine Mills 10/29

Celebrate HOWL-oween at The Shops at Highland Village ~ October 25th 3-6 pm

Costume Contests

Service Experts Halloween At Home Contest ~ Best Decorations, Best Costumes For Great Prizes

Ad Pages Halloween Costume Contest – Enter to Win a $50 Ad Pages Credit!

 

FREE Canal Fest in Irving This Saturday, 10/25

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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Canal Fest in Irving returns for a second year of fun, food, music, and culture! Set along the beautiful Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhibit, cultural dance displays, family-friendly activities and attractions, live music, a variety of food and beverage options, and much more.

Attendees can take part in a variety of free activities along the canal, including face painting, henna tattoos and caricatures.  Craft vendors will be selling unique jewelry, apparel and décor.  Gondola rides, pedal boat rentals and stand-up paddleboard rentals will be available for purchase.

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Las Colinas Urban Center
200 Mandalay Canal
Irving, TX 75039

Paid Parking Garages
Parking & Driving Directions (PDF)

DART Orange Rail Service
DART Rail Schedule

Groupon ~ Extra 15% Off All Local Deals Through 10/21

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:20 am
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local deals Now through Tuesday, 10/21, take an extra 15% off all local deals on Groupon with promo code LOCAL15. Valid on a single voucher per customer. Up to max discount of $50.

Thousands of local deals in the Fort Worth and Dallas region!

Choose from photo shoots at The Picture People, sweet treats at Bahama Buck’s, Trampoline Park, Ice Skating, Spa Services, Automotive care and much more!

Grapevine Mills Open For Black Friday Deals on Thursday, 11/27 at 6pm

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:50 am
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Grapevine Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas, gears-up for Black Friday and extended holiday hours. The popular attraction will be open from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Thursday, November 27 and again from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Black Friday, November 28, giving early bird shoppers a head start for the 2014 holiday season.

For more information or to find details about special Black Friday discounts, promotions and extended holiday shopping hours visit Grapevine Mills website.

 

 

Amazon Lightning Deals – Monday, October 20th

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:13 am
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A Lightning Deal is a promotion in which a limited number of discounts are offered on an item for a short period of time.

Lightning Deals can be found throughout Amazon.com, including the Gold Box page, and are available, one per customer, until either the promotion period for the deal expires or all the available promotional discounts are claimed. Since Lightning Deals are time-sensitive, it’s important to complete your order as soon as possible.

Here’s a roundup of today’s Toy Lightning Deals (CST):

-6″ Premium Lumistick Glow Light Sticks Blue (Tube of 25) 7:00 AM

-Green Toys Shape Sorter Baby Toy 8:00 AM

-Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset, Red/Blue 9:30 AM
Prime Early Access Deal 9:00 AM

-Green Toys Tea Set 9:00 AM

-Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set 10:00 AM

-Green Toys Seacopter, Blue/Orange 10:00 AM

-GoFit Professional Stability Ball 11:30 AM
Prime Early Access Deal 11:00 AM

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TMNT Turtles Rule! Large 16 Backpack 11:30 AM
Prime Early Access Deal 11:00 AM

-Green Toys Dump Truck 11:00 AM

-Green Toys Train, Pink/Green 11:00 AM

-Green Toys Recycling Truck 12:00 PM

-Green Toys Helicopter, Green/Blue 12:00 PM

-Green Toys Helicopter, Blue/Green 1:00 PM

-Green Toys Chef Set 1:00 PM

-Green Toys Fire Truck 2:00 PM

-Green Toys Train, Blue/Red 2:00 PM

-Green Toys Pizza Parlor 3:00 PM

-Green Toys Seacopter, Orange/Blue 3:00 PM

-Green Toys Dump Truck, Pink 4:00 PM

-Green Toys Tool Set, Pink 5:00 PM

-Green Toys School Bus 6:00 PM

-Green Toys 16 Piece Salad Set 7:00 PM

-Green Toys Seaplane, Yellow 8:00 PM

-Green Toys Seaplane, Green 9:00 PM

-Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy, Blue/White 10:00 PM

FREE Mall-o-ween Halloween Party at Grapevine Mills 10/29

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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Grapevine Mills will offer Dallas-area children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities as the Simon Kidgits Club presents its annual Mall-o-ween event on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., near Entrance 3.

Grapevine Mills will have several activity stations and games for children to enjoy including trick-or-treating, a costume contest and Halloween parade, Halloween crafts and pumpkin decorating, scary stories, a “Mummy Wrap Relay” and more.

Simon Kidgits Club members receive a variety of goodies, including a Simon Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday card and gift, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, go HERE.

FREE LEGO Bat Signal Build at Toys R Us 10/18

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am
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Here is a fun FREEBIE!  This Saturday, October 18th, select Toys R Us Stores will be holding a Bricktober LEGO Build.  From 12-2 your kids can build and take home their very own LEGO Bat Signal!  More info and locations go HERE!

Thanks Little Rock Mommy!

Modmarket: FREE Meals at New Plano Location (Must Register) ~ Spots Available 10/21-10/23

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:30 pm
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If you live in the Plano area, you can score FREE food at the new Modmarket located on Preston Road!

They are having a series of training sessions and still have spots available for Tuesday, 10/21 – Thursday, 10/23. They need your help providing “live fire” rehearsals for the new staff.

The menu will be slightly limited, but the food and drink will be completely FREE! Each session has a limited number of spaces, so sign up HERE now. The training sessions will also double as a fundraiser for North Texas Food Bank. A $5 donation at the register is suggested and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the food bank.

Modmarket – Plano
8400 Preston Rd
Suite 100

 

Simon Fun Labs Event~ Fun with PBS, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake and More

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:45 pm
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Kids and parents can have a blast as the Simon Fun Lab Tour rolls into Grapevine Mills on Saturday, October 25 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Food Court. This interactive event will feature popular kids’ brands and activities hosted by Grapevine Mills, Simon, PBS, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. Families can walk through engaging themed “Fun Zones” featuring entertainment for kids of all ages.

Featured experiences include:

PBS Fun Zone
There’s always something new to discover when you visit the PBS KIDS Fun Zone. Explore the newest digital apps from Wild Kratts and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood; get up and get moving with Curious George’s Monkey Jump game; and play and imagine with the newest PBS KIDS toys. With PBS KIDS, learning has never been more fun.

#ShareYourCare with the Care Bears!
Show-off your happy and silly sides just like the Care Bears do by creating your very own Belly Badge! Once you finish making your badge, showcase it proudly by having your picture taken and posting it to the #ShareYourCare wall. Get a peek at the new Care Bears home entertainment from Lionsgate, and make sure to check out the softest and most cuddly, huggable Care Bears plush ever, which will be on hand from Just Play.

It’s a Berry Good Time with Strawberry Shortcake
Do you have a Berry Best Friend? Visit the Strawberry Shortcake friendship bracelet-making station and create a special, one-of-a-kind piece for your sweetest friend! There will be lots of Strawberry Shortcake toys to play with, courtesy of The Bridge Direct, and previews of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. Kids will also get a chance to try out all the new Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake apps at the iPad station.

Game Zone
Test your skills at Corn Hole, Plinko, Spin Wheel and other strategy thinking games for the chance to win prizes while engaging in family-friendly competition.

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3 – 8. The Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused for over a decade with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games. 

Studio 6 Fitness Offers FREE Pilates, Barre and Yoga Classes October 17-19th

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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For the month of October, Studio 6 Fitness, the largest Lagree studio in Texas, has switched to pink and teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), an organization dedicated to preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer.

In conjunction with BCRF and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Studio 6’s newest location at The Shops at Park Lane (8180 Park Lane, Suite 343, Dallas, TX 75231) will offer FREE pilates, barre and yoga classes all weekend, October 17th to 19th, to bring awareness to the cause.

In addition, Studio 6 is offering 20% off all pink retail items at both locations. Those interested in signing up for a free class can visit http://www.studio6fitness.com/.

Plano International Festival – Saturday, October 18th

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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Every October, the Plano International Festival brings the world to your doorstep at this free, family friendly event. Come feast on international cuisine, shop for treasures from around the globe, and enjoy multicultural entertainment as local cultural groups share their music and dance traditions. A colorful Parade of Nations with flags from around the globe kicks off the festivities. New citizens are sworn in at a naturalization ceremony. Kids can learn about other cultures as they make free art projects, participate in demonstrations and get their own Passports stamped in the children’s workshops area. Parking and admission are free. Visit www.PlanoInternationalFestival.org for more information.

10th Annual PLANO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 18, 2014
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park

 

Sesame Street Workshop Featuring Elmo at North Oak Cliff Library on 10/17

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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Attention all parents, caregivers and Sesame Street fans – Elmo is coming to town! The loveable character will be appearing live at the North Oak Cliff Library on October 17 to encourage fun, interactive learning, and literacy development for children five years old and below. Hosted by the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), this local event will feature Sesame Workshop’s newest literacy program “Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day”.

The event will feature interactive experiences for preschool and kindergarten-aged children directly from the “Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day” curriculum. Activities include areas for puppet making, writing letters and mailing them, reading aloud, computer games, and more! The event at the North Oak Cliff Library (located at 302 W 10th Street in Dallas) will take place across two sessions – one from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and another from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

The community event is open to the general public, and parents/caregivers and children alike are welcome to attend and join in on the fun. More than 100 volunteers will be on-site to lead group activities, and capping off the fun at both sessions will be an appearance from Elmo himself!

More information on the event can be found below. To RSVP, please reply to me at jdaubenspeck@prosek.com.

 

GIVEAWAY: #CarnivalGameDay ~ Carnival Pregame Tailgating Event at Cowboy Game 10/19 + Win a Guy Fieri Tailgate Kit ($200 Value!)

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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guyGuy Fieri, chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, will be joining Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas’ largest cruise operator and the Official Cruise Line of the Dallas Cowboys, for a Carnival Tailgate Takeover at the October 19th Cowboys game!

Select Carnival ships feature Guy’s Burger Joints as an on-board dining option. Guy will be at the 10/19 game, visiting with tailgaters and hosting a Burger Battle as part of the cruise line’s pre-game activities that also include a concert by country music superstars Rascal Flatts!

As part of Carnival’s multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, the cruise line’s “Fun Crew” tours the stadium lots on branded golf carts at all home games, offering exciting prizes to fans, including the chance to win one of many cruise vacation giveaways. At the October 19 game, Fieri will climb aboard with the crew to meet fans. He’ll also host Carnival’s Gameday Burger Battle, in which local contestants, working with chefs from Legends Hospitality, will create their best tailgate burger. Fieri will choose a grand-prize winner who will receive a Caribbean cruise for two on a Carnival Fun Ship.

Fieri came onboard with Carnival Cruise Lines in 2011 to create the best burgers at sea in poolside eateries on select Carnival ships. Carnival Triumph, one of Carnival’s two Texas-based ships, features a Guy’s Burger Joint, as does the recently updated Carnival Freedom, which will be the third year-round Fun Ship to call Galveston home beginning in February 2015. The complimentary roadside-themed eateries offer guests fresh-off-the-grill burgers Guy’s way, a make your own toppings bar and hand-cut fries.

When Carnival Freedom is deployed to Galveston in 2015, it will join Carnival Triumph and Carnival Magic to offer a variety of Caribbean cruise itineraries. Next year the line will carry more than 600,000 passengers annually from Texas – more than any other cruise line.

Be sure to check out the Carnival LIVE cruises! During your cruise to The Bahamas, Cozumel or Catalina Island, California, you’ll have the opportunity to see a band you love ON the ship in a theater venue. There’s even a VIP opportunity to meet the band for a photo!  To get your Carnival LIVE tickets, first choose your desired sailing date and book your cruise as usual. Then, click here to purchase your concert tickets online. Note that you must already have your cruise booked to purchase tickets.

For additional information, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a Guy Fieri Tailgating Kit –  a $200 value! To enter, tell us your favorite burger from Guy Fieri’s burger joint or which one looks tastiest? We’ll announce a winner on Thursday, 10/30.

Tailgate kit includes:

  • Guy on Fire Cookbook
  • Guy Fieri BBQ Sauces (total of 4 sauces per kit)
  • Guy Fieri 8×11 Inch Cutting Board with Pig Tattoo Graphics
  • Guy Fieri The Tenderizer Guy Fieri Non-Stick Finish BBQ Skewers, Set of 4
  • Guy Fieri Big Burger Smasher Turner Guy Fieri Signature Stainless Steel Tongs
  • Carnival/Guy’s Burger Joint branded apron
  • Carnival/Guy’s Burger Joint hat
  • Carnival/Guy’s Burger Joint branded cooler

Carnival can also be found on:
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Instagram

 

GIVEAWAY: Hard Rock International Roxtars Gift Package (Includes $50 Gift Card!) #HRRoxtars #ThisIsHardRock

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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Hard Rock International is rockin’ and rolling out a new band of cool characters to help make your little rock stars’ experience at Hard Rock Cafes and Hard Rock Hotels totally awesome!

We LOVE taking the kids to Hard Rock Cafe, whether we’re in town or on vacation…we know we can get a consistent ALWAYS delicious meal and you can’t beat the ambiance. We just visited the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans 2 months ago and the kids (and the big people!), love it like always.

It now gets even better for the kiddos with the introduction of the The Hard Rock Roxtars which include:

* Razzi “the motherly type” who is famous for squishy hugs and keyboard skills
* Sir Kingston, a British-invasion inspired rock-and-roller on lead guitar
* Styler, a free-spirited and accompanying guitar player
* Buddy Jr, a wild man who loves nothing more than a good drum solo
* Skiddley, the lead singer and “Mr. Cool” of the group

Kids who dine at Hard Rock Cafe locations will be given the VIP treatment with Hard Rock Roxtars swag and new healthy menu options, such as Skiddley’s “Not-so-diddley” chicken breast and “Twisted ‘n tasty” cavatappi pasta.

Plus, children who stay at select Hard Rock Hotel locations with their families can rock to their own rhythm, catch a live Hard Rock Roxtars performance or take part in musical learning activities!

The Hard Rock Roxtars need your help, more specifically, the help of your little ones as Cafes nationwide are looking for pint-sized rock star look-a-likes for their Halloween costume contest, “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?”

For one night during the “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?” contest, kids eat free at a Hard Rock Cafe with a paying adult, and will have the chance to win a Hard Rock Cafe gift card or a 2015 birthday party for eight of their closest band members and entourage! For additional information about Hard Rock Cafe “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?” contest, contact your local cafe for contest details.

Join the Dallas Hard Rock Cafe location on Thursday, October 30, 2014 for the “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?” and kids eat free with a paying adult!

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a Hard Rock Cafe’ Roxstar gift pack! To enter, tell us what rock star your child would want to dress like! We’ll announce a winner on Thursday, 10/30.

A $50 Hard Rock Gift Card
1 Hard Rock Roxtars Guitar-shaped Plate
1 6” Plush Hard Rock Roxtars Character
1 Hard Rock Roxtars Activity Book

The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International.

No celebrity or musician has endorsed the “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star” contest

Modmarket: FREE Meals at New Plano Location October 20th-23rd (Must Register)

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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If you live in the Plano area, you can score FREE food at the new Modmarket located on Preston Road!

They are having a series of training sessions Monday, Oct. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 23 and need you help providing “live fire” rehearsals for the new staff.

The menu will be slightly limited, but the food and drink will be completely FREE! Each session has a limited number of spaces, so sign up HERE now.  The training sessions will also double as a fundraiser for North Texas Food Bank. A $5 donation at the register is suggested and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the food bank.

Modmarket – Plano
8400 Preston Rd
Suite 100

 

FREE Flower Mound Police Department Open House ~ Saturday, 10/18

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:15 am
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The Flower Mound Police Department will hold its annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 18 at the Police Station. During the Open House, residents can learn about crime prevention, the Flower Mound Citizen Patrol and Santa Cops programs, how to properly install their child safety seat, participate in a Carter Blood Care blood drive, tour the station, see police vehicles and equipment, and sign up for a home inspection, crime reports, or either of the FMPD social media pages. In addition, there will be children’s activities including the opportunity to meet Bullitt and Officer Kriese, the FMPD K-9 unit.

The Flower Mound Animal Services Department will also have adoptable animals on-site, if any family is looking for that special someone. Kroger has provided hot dogs, condiments, and bottled water for the event. Everyone is welcome at this free family event.

When: Saturday, October 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Flower Mound Police Station, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75028

FREE Grapevine Police Open House ~ Saturday, 10/18

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:30 am
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This Saturday, 10/18, join the Grapevine Police Department for their FREE annual Open House!

Activities include:
• Motorcycle Demonstrations
• K-9 Demonstrations
• Police Motorcycle Demonstrations
• Police Department Tours
• Vehicle and Equipment Displays
• Free Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Saturday, October 18, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Grapevine Police Station
307 Dallas Road, Grapevine, TX

Pro Martial Arts ~ Stop Bullying, Build Self-Esteem with ARMOR® + FREE Trial

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:18 am
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Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.04.18 AMIs it a B****?!

As parents, we do the best we can whenever we can. We are mindful of what our children eat; of how much sleep they get; that they are bundled up on the colder days; and that their gap-tooth smiles are brushed at least two times each day. But what happens when the smiles become few and far between?

Could it be the dreaded “B” word? Is it a Bully?!

Often times, it has nothing to do with the parenting – and everything to do with your child’s personal character growth that is affected by experiences at school, on the playground and in the classroom.

proPRO Martial Arts of Lakewood is a resource for parents with children dealing with self-esteem and character development hurdles. Its all-encompassing curriculum exercises mind, body and safety-providing children that are subjected to less-than-kind words in the hallways and on the playground with the proper methods to stand-up to bullying.

Designed by child psychologists, educators and law enforcement officials, ARMOR® is a program designed exclusively for PMA. ARMOR students are provided the competencies to identify bullies and the proper steps to take to avoid falling victim to the intimidation. Children are taught how to carry themselves with confidence; how to set and respect personal boundaries, and how to be assertive when seeking help.

And right now you can get a FREE TRIAL!

Students in the ARMOR® program learn that the real safety issue doesn’t always lie with strangers, but with STRANGENESS. Children grow to recognize how important it is to listen to their instincts and why they should always tell a trusted adult about their uneasy feelings. Students walk away from the program aware of appropriate and inappropriate adult behaviors and the importance of good communication between them and their parents on a daily basis.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 6 million kids in the U.S. take some form of martial arts classes. Although it might seem that these programs are primarily physical, Martial Arts classes can help children develop the concentration, self-control and focusing skills that can even help mediate behaviors associated with ADD/ADHD.

“We feel that what we are doing is shaping a great world- piece by piece- when we hear stories from parents and students about how they went from being unfocused and struggling with grades, to becoming more self-disciplined with schoolwork, chores at home, and pulling those straight A’s!,” said PRO Martial Arts Lakewood owner, Drew McWay. “We’re passionate about helping our students grow on and off our mats.”

PRO Martial Arts Lakewood: 6465 E. Mockingbord Lane, Ste 420 Dallas TX 75214 | 214.269.3464

FREE Halloween Dress Rehearsal at The Disney Store ~ Friday 10/17 and Sat. 10/18

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:15 am
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Parents are invited to bring their children to special “Halloween Dress Rehearsal” event at Disney Store locations nationwide. Kids can come dressed as their favorite Disney character and participate in games, crafts and a parade around the store.

Friday, October 17
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 18
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

No RSVPs needed! Just show up at your local Disney Store for some weekend Halloween fun (call your local store for more details).

*Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Event limited based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. While supplies last. Call your local store for details.

FREE Baby’s First Halloween Event at Babies R Us – 10/18

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am
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If you have a baby born in 2014, check out this free event at Babies R Us! On Saturday, October 18th from 10-11am, head to your local BabiesRUs and participate in their Baby’s First Halloween event! There will be crafts, story time, and special trick-or-treat surprises for baby, raffles, giveaways, and more! Head over here for more details.