Fatih Over Fear + Spring Break on a Budget!

Fatih Over Fear + Spring Break on a Budget!

Me and my daughter Alani hit the road earlier this week for Spring Break! Not having a job was not going to stop me from giving my daughter THE ultimate vacation. So, I created a tight budget and we stuck to it. For REAL! While hiking up to the lighthouse at Palo Duro Canyon, we encountered a hidden message…

Here’s the video!

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Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Without Drinking

Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Without Drinking

When did St. Patrick’s Day become all about drinking? If you’re looking to celebrate the upcoming holiday without involving alcohol, you’re not alone. Many people around the world, including Ireland, are finding ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that aren’t drinking focused.

Want to celebrate the luck of the Irish but aren’t sure how to do it sober? You’re in luck!

Here are some fun activities for parents, those in addiction recovery, and those under 21:

Ideas for Parents

Even if you want to celebrate with an adult beverage on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s probably not the best idea if you have a house full of children. Whether you’re celebrating with your own family or helping your kids host their very first St. Patrick’s Day party, there are plenty of ways to have fun with this theme. Leprechauns, rainbows, and pots of gold could all make an appearance in your party decor. A beautiful cartoon to watch with (or without) children is Song of the Sea, which is set in Ireland and teaches themes of Celtic mythology. You can do fun arts and crafts activities with the children, and serve sugar cookies shaped like four-leaf clovers. For some added fun, you could even plan your own St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. The ideas are endless!

Ideas for Those Under 21

When you’re under 21, it can feel like you’re left out of all the celebrations that involve alcohol. So why not plan your own celebration? Invite everyone to wear their most festive green-colored outfits. Create a DIY St. Patty’s Day selfie booth. Serve green cupcakes, home-baked cookies, and sparkling water or apple cider. Tip: Watch your favorite Irish-themed movies and TV shows while having a cookie-decorating contest with your best friends.

Ideas for Those in Addiction Recovery

If you’re in addiction recovery this St. Patrick’s Day, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Consider throwing your own sober party, and invite any supportive friends, family, and others who have made a positive difference in your life and your recovery.

Those in recovery can follow many of the same tips listed above (for those celebrating under age 21). Take the focus off the alcohol and put it back on the rich Irish culture and fascinating Celtic mythology. If you’re Irish, which an estimated 34.5 million Americans are, this can be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your heritage. After all, this holiday was one of the first ways Irish immigrants in America were able to originally celebrate their heritage with pride. Ultimately, St. Patrick’s Day helped those first Irish immigrants overcome discrimination in America. Now that is worth celebrating!

Whatever way you choose to celebrate, be sure to put your own unique spin on things! Of course, we realize not everyone who celebrates St. Patrick’s Day will want to do so in sobriety. If you do plan on drinking this St. Patrick’s Day, please just do so responsibly. Limit your alcohol intake, be mindful of the safety of any activities you participate in, and never drink and drive.

Author: Sarah Lockwood

Photo Courtesy of: Pixabay by Wokandapix

Carnival Soiree @ Children’s Learning Adventure – Cypress

Carnival Soiree @ Children’s Learning Adventure – Cypress

Join the Children’s Learning Adventure on Saturday, March 11th from 10am – 12pm for a morning full of fun! Children will be able to explore whatever areas and activities pique their interest – including bowling, cooking in a professional grade kitchen, arts & crafts, dancing, sports, and so much more. Carnival favorites {popcorn and cotton candy} will be on hand if you work up an appetite!  Plus, the first 300 registered children to arrive that morning will receive a goodie bag from Children’s Learning Adventure to take home too!

24130 NW Freeway

Cypress, TX  77429

Saturday, March 11th

10 – 12PM

For more information, visit www.houston.citymomsblog.com 

FREE Pumpkin Patch

FREE Pumpkin Patch

Visit the annual fall festival Pumpkin Patch at Nature Discovery Green and you and your family can:

• pick out the perfect pumpkin
• take a wagon ride around the block
• peruse vendors selling jewelry, candles, and more
• ride the Tubs-of-Fun ride
• have your face painted
• enjoy kid’s games and moonbounces in a carnival atmosphere
• or climb the rock wall…if you dare!

Click here for more information! 

LEGO KidsFest Stops in Houston

LEGO KidsFest Stops in Houston

LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

Fore more information, click here!