Author Archives: Lauren McKechnie

Monday, July 15: Gelato and Convo (10 am- 12 pm) A twist on their normal Coffee and Convo. Join Sheppard Spouses’ Club at Odd Duck Coffee House for Gelato and Convo + coffee! For Military Spouses in surrounding area! FREE to attend! Children welcome! More Info: CLICK Wednesday, July 17: Zavala Dancers (2 – 3 pm)…

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Talking to your kids about money is good. It’s important. If you’ve taught them enough so that they feel comfortable saving, investing and spending their money wisely, you’ve done an awesome job as a parent. Good for you. But there’s a limit, and kids are still kids. They should never be included in the family…

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Tuesday, July 9: Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day (6:30 am – 7 pm) Cow Appreciation Day is the one day of the year when it’s okay to dress udderly crazy in exchange for free food. Here’s how it works: Make or buy your cow costume (or any sort of cow apparel, really). Wear your cow costume…

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Sunday, July 7 – 11: In The Wild (6 – 9 pm) Faith Baptist Church, Iowa Park Ages 4 – completed 6th grade welcome! More Info: CLICK Monday, July 8 – 11: Vacation Bible School (9 – 11:50 am) St. Benedict Orthodox Church, Wichita Falls Please contact as soon as possible to enroll your children! Ages…

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Youth ArtZeum: “Small Wonders: Insects and Art” (Recurring) ArtZeum is a FREE annual interactive children’s arts exhibit at The Kemp art museum downtown. It is open seven days a week from 9 am – 5 pm, now through August 11. The exhibit includes multiple interconnected stations where kids can learn about the arts through play…

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Tuesday, June 25: Kid’s Cafe with CrashWorks (9:30 – 10:30 am) Crashworks is taking over Frank & Joe’s for Tuesday Kid’s Cafes! This is going to be so much fun for your kids and we are so excited to have the pros take over! This week, we will have “Coffee Science” kids activities! How perfect…

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Monday, June 17: Mom Day Monday at Odd Duck Coffee (10 am – noon) You’ve been waiting too long, we know, we have too! Trust us, we have missed all of the cute ducklings running around here. The wait is over because Mom Day Mondays are back for the summer! River Bend Nature Center will…

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Deciding to Become A Parent

I found this photo when I was browsing around old pictures the other day, and it made me chuckle. (God was DEFINITELY laughing when I wrote it.) To give you a point of reference, Teddy was born November 2015. Between the time I wrote this and the time I had actually gotten pregnant I was…

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Monday, June 10: Peter Rabbit at CineMark Summer Movie Clubhouse (9 am) More Info: CLICK Monday, June 10: Maker Mondays at the Wichita Falls Public Library (4 pm) Summer science will be ON!! This summer, we will have help from the student chapter of the American Chemical Society for our Maker Monday times. There is…

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Mom Superstitions

I didn’t really think I was a superstitious person, but I’ve done two things recently that have made me question my own sanity. 1. The Oops Baby Jinx Granted, we’ve given away, donated or sold quite a few of Teddy’s baby supplies, but there are still, oh, about EIGHT plastic storage bins of baby junk…

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