Fun Things to Do with Kids This Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas!

If you are considering spending your weekend in Fort Worth, here are some places you should visit with your family.

Landscape - Things to Do With Kids This Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
If your kids love planes, than a visit to the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is a great option, particular after leaving or before heading back to DFW International Airport. Kids can learn about the history of flight, why airplanes fly, how airplanes are maintained, and the life and career of American Airlines President C.R. Smith.

Fort Worth Zoo
As one of the nation's best zoos, the Fort Worth Zoo does not disappoint.  Kids who love reptiles and fish will enjoy the Museum of Living Art. The African Savanna brings ostriches, zebras, and giraffes together in one area.

Penguin Fort Worth Zoo

Log Cabin Village
Located near the Fort Worth Zoo, Log Cabin Village features a gristmill, a blacksmith shop, a smokehouse, a school, a garden, and several log cabins that give children a glimpse of how people lived before electricity was commonplace.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a great way to learn about nature and get some exercise at the same time by walking. The Botanic Garden features a Japanese garden with koi ponds, cactus garden, rose garden, backyard vegetable garden, a compost outpost, and the Native Texas Boardwalk.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Kids can learn about grasses, vegetables, fruits, seeds, and flowers at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, or BRIT. In addition to providing exhibits for the public, BRIT also serves as a research center.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Your future scientists will enjoy spending part of their weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Popular exhibits include DinoLabs, the Energy Gallery, the Children's Museum, Innovation Studios, and the Cattle Raisers Museum.

Children's Museum - Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Located next to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame shows that cowboys weren't the only Western heroes, a lesson that is just as important for sons as it is for daughters.

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium
At SeaQuest, kids can feed and touch many of the animals there.  Kids also get the opportunity to learn about the animals that live in different habitats around the world.

Fort Worth Stockyards
Find out why Fort Worth is known as the city of Cowboys and Culture at the Fort Worth Stockyards.  The area is filled with celebrations of the city's Western Heritage. Below are some of the family-friendly spots in the Stockyards.

Risky's Steakhouse - Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Cattle Drive
Every day at 11:30 am and 4:30 am, you can witness a recreation of the Historic Cattle Drives through Fort Worth along the Chisolm Trail with a modern-day cattle drive down Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards.

Cattle Pen Maze
You can watch the cattle drive from the observation deck above the Cattle Pen Maze. Modeled after a western cattle pen, family members can find out who can get through the maze first.

Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show
Every Saturday at 2:30pm and 4:30pm, kids of all ages can watch the recreation of the wild west show that toured the nation over 125 years ago. Kids will be entertained by roping, shooting, and riding tricks.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad
If your kids love Thomas the Tank Engine or The Polar Express, they will definitely enjoy the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Grapevine, Texas is north of Fort Worth, but also in Tarrant County.  Passengers can board the train in Grapevine and ride along the Cotton Belt Route to the Fort Worth Stockyards to visit the area for a while before returning to Grapevine. Plan at least five hours for the entire trip.

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame
Here at the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame, kids can learn about Vaqueros, Buffalo Soldiers, Native American Chiefs, and the Tuskegee Airmen.  Kids can also enjoy storytelling on Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm.

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So... what did we miss?  What's your favorite family-friendly activity in Fort Worth? Let us know in the comments!

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This week,

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

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Weekend Fashion - Mary Jane Oxford Pumps for Work and Play

As a working mom, I HAVE to have good shoes. My day usually involves constant walking and standing for almost 10 hours straight. From my 5:30am alarm, the commute, and the 7:30am start time at work, I constantly have a need to wear good shoes. Priority #1 is a good fit, Priority #2 is STYLE! I LOVE stylish shoes, but the more comfortable, the better. I also love a good black shoe with height as well. As a woman of shorter stature, the heel height is very important. The moral of the daily story is...if you do not have good shoes, you typically do not have a good day.

Recently, I was selected by the J. Adams company to review their Mary Jane Oxford Pumps.- Kym shoes. These shoes were incredibly cute and super fashionable. I would probably select these does as as a weekend shoe with a cute outfit. These usually are meant for feet that are slightly larger than mine, but I would recommend purchasing a half-size down.



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Shoes can definitely take you from place to place, but you want to make sure that you are comfortable during the entire journey! Purchase great shoes that will take you from place to place in style!

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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Book Review from a Stressed Mom - 33 Powerful Tools to Regain a Work-Life Balance, Clarity, Control, and Calmness


As a busy, commuting mother, I am stressed all of the time. From the beginning of the day, to the end of the day, I am constantly stressed and worried about something. Will I make the correct decisions today? Did I update my automatic bill pay? Is my father okay? Will my daughter make good decisions at the swimming pool? All of this truly affects this Dr. Mom by causing me to second guess EVERYTHING!

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A Picture from My Daily Commute on a Cloudy Day
So, I follow my late mother's advice and adopt her destress techniques. These tried and true techniques are also mentioned in the 33 Powerful Tools to Regain a Work-Life Balance,
Clarity, Control, and Calmness book. From integrating adult coloring books and highlighting a gratefulness alphabet exercise to writing a note to a co-worker with whom you are having problems and simple essential oils aromatherapy techniques, I will integrate one of these techniques each day.

I would definitely suggest that you purchase the 33 Powerful Tools to Regain a Work-Life Balance,
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Try not to stress this week! Do something, ANYTHING for yourself!

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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Stuck Inside? Kids can learn new skills with fun activities online!

Stuck inside? Kids can learn new skills with fun activities online




Unless you live on a mountain and ski every day, it’s likely you aren’t a big fan of winter. The days are short, sunlight is in short supply and going outside is (mostly) no fun. You’re stuck inside most days, and so are your kids. Boredom can make everyone miserable.


But luckily, there are tons of ways to entertain your kids online, and you can educate them while you’re at it. Didn’t think there were real sites to educate your kids without causing them to mutiny? Here are several you and your children are likely to love.


Got a kid who’s really into music? How about some online music lessons? Older kids can learn an instrument just by watching online videos, and younger kids can find lessons that include basic music theory, including rhythm and notes. Music education is good for the brain, studies show. It can help improve children’s understanding of math and logic, as well as improve their language development. You’ll be raising little Mozarts in no time.


Get your kids moving with YouTube dance videos. You can boogie down with them, and you’ll all get the exercise you need. Dancing also helps kids improve their coordination and balance, as well as improve the mood of the whole family. Plus, it will get them nice and tuckered out, just in time for a nap. You may find that dance videos work best with a new home theater system. If you need to shop for one, make sure you do your research before making the purchase.


You can teach your kids about the world around them by helping them learn about earth science. This will take your active participation as you show the little ones how to do experiments that show our world at work. You can even watch their eyes get as big as saucers as you show them a Magic Milk Experiment. Dazzling them will help them learn and actually remember the lesson.


If you have a budding artist in the family, or even if you don’t, art education is good for kids’ development because it enhances all types of learning. YouTube has art tutorials for all ages, including how to draw their favorite cartoon characters. They show step-by-step instruction on how to draw the characters, and you can stop and start any time.


Your kids can learn how to code with several free online coding tutorials. Many of them are actually pretty fun and, again, use their favorite cartoon characters. They learn the basic concepts of coding on up to full programming language. This will also teach them logic and attention to detail.


Older kids (and adults) can take college classes online for free with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. MOOCS are free and open, but you can’t get credit for them. It’s a good way to get older kids ready for college and encourage them to learn other subjects. MOOCs offer classes in just about anything you can imagine that a university would offer.


Your kids can learn a new language through apps for the computer, phone or tablet -- and some are even free. Your kids can learn along with you and then you can plan a fun overseas trip together.


You and your kids can learn lots of things online together and have fun while doing it. Your kids will get better at their subjects, and you’ll create lasting memories with them. Plus, what kid doesn’t love staring at screens? At least this screen time will be beneficial.

Jenny Wise created Special Home Educator as a forum for sharing her adventures in homeschooling and connecting with other homeschooling families.


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This week,

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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Finding Out About NEW Snacks Through the Great Kids Snacks Box!


Our family is always focused on finding new and innovative snacks for road trips. This mama does not have a lot of time to shop for new products, soo.. I love boxes like the the Great Kids Healthy Snacks Box, because it comes to my FRONT PORCH and enables me to discover new, healthy snacks for my family.

From snack time to road trip adventures, the Great Kids Healthy Snacks box has us covered from the planning period to the packing period. This box had several new snacks that we've never heard of before and it was great to try the snacks before we purchased the snacks from Amazon.


Here are some examples of the snacks! Again, great for travel!

Beanitos - Black Bean Chips - Honey Chipotle BBQ Flavor

R Bar - The Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bar (this received RAVE reviews from my husband)

The Soft Baked Organic Double-Chocolate Brownie

The Jimmy Bar - White Chocolate Cranberry Nut-Free Bar

Power Crunch - Snapstick - Protein Snack: Birthday Cake Flavor

Power Crunch - Snapstick - Protein Snack: Chocolate Lava Flavor

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Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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Let Your Accomplishments EmPOWER You - Purchase the Best Graduation Gift Ever!


As a college professor, I always become sad around graduation time. This dreaded time occurs three times at year at my university and I loathe each ceremony. It is difficult for me to realize that most of these students are graduating and they are moving back to mom or dad's house. It is difficult for me to realize that many of them graduate without a first (post-graduation) job in sight. It is difficult for me to realize that this is the last time that many of them will step foot in our classrooms, our residence halls, and in our lives.

As a college professor, I am challenged each semester to positively touch the lives of the students who take my classes, travel with me on study abroad trips, and encourage me to research topics that will impact the community.



So, yes. I hate to see students leave, but I love to see them leave with a degree in hand. Gifts like the USB Leather Tassel Key Chain Charger Cable with Lightning Cable & Micro USB Cable can be a constant reminder of their experience at the institution. Not only does this tassel key chain remind them of the past four years that they dedicated to their studies, but it reminds them of the piece of paper that cannot be taken away from them no matter how many heartbreaks, job separations, financial situations, or career transitions.

Consider adding this simple, yet technical gift to your college graduate's graduation package. It is one of the least expensive gifts that will make the MOST impact for years to come. Sometime so simple can result in the biggest reward. Reward your graduates by providing them with graduation power for the graduation time period and for years to come!

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Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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From Lack of Passion to Productivity - A Review of Productivity Hacks

It is painful everyday to wake up and to look at my daily schedule. Literally running from meeting to meeting, being asked to solve large-scale problems, and to develop creative ideas to recruit and retain individuals is quite a challenge every day.

For the past few weeks, I've made a concerted effort to wake up extra early to sit on a rug in my bathroom and to stretch and explore a few yoga poses. After my before the sun arises poses have truly made a difference in my daily life. After those few minutes of wellness, I am ready to conquer my day and walk from meeting to meeting!


It seems that millennial moms are some of the most overworked individuals in the workforce. More of them are working mothers (outside of the home), they are responsible for household tasks (shared with their partners), and usually they are tackling several tasks at once.

I wish that I had this book before transitioning to a new semester (of the school year). "Productivity Hacks: A Time Management Plan to Become More Productive" presents several innovative ways for individuals to become better prepared to address their daily activities.

Here are the chapters of the book:

1 - Introduction

2 - Bad Habits That Kill Our Productivity

3 - Set Your Goals

4 - Day-By-Day Plan to Increase Productivity

5 - Conclusion

The book is very organized and well written. Moms, regardless of their experiences, can definitely relate to the lists and tasks presented in the book.

Here are my top 10 favorite tips from the book:

1 - Automate Routine Tasks

2 - Limit Your To Do Lists to 5 Items or Less

3 - Wait for Optimal Work Conditions

4 - Use the Internet Only When the Task Demands It

5 - Take Short Breaks Between Tasks (An hour between tasks is recommended).

6 - Avoid Moral Licensing (Excuses for negative behavior (i.e. - eating unhealthy foods, etc.)

7 - Create a Vision for Your Life

8 - Develop a Personal Mission Statement

9 - Create a Morning/Evening Routine (and practice it each day)

10 - Remember to Include Meals in Your Weekly Schedule

This is definitely a great book for anyone, but especially person who work for large corporations, entrepreneurs, and teachers.

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Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

J. Edwards

The @WeekendsCount Family!


About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

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