Family & Home


Step Stool Chef: Local 10-year-old chef shares love of culinary arts

“My goal is not to compete against kids, but inspire them,” 10-year-old entrepreneur Julian Frederick sagely stated.

DIY car care everyone can do

While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks that they can easily learn and do themselves to save ...

Award winning authors to appear at TULISOMA

The 15th Tulisoma: South Dallas Book Fair will return Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at The African American Museum in Fair Park. Tulisoma is Swahili for “we read,” and is a community-based festival promoting literacy in the South Dallas/Fair Park ...

Counseling Corner: Is your summer vacation really a vacation?

A vacation is a chance to get away from the normal routine of work and demands of daily life. When done right, a vacation should be a period of relaxation, enjoyment and recharging yourself. Research has shown that a vacation ...

Motivate Moms uplifts parents, community

Motivate Moms LLC is helping schools increase family engagement, one parent at a time. On June 4, it concluded its first year in operation as the most successful of over 60 programs in Calumet Public School District 132.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Juneteenth Freedom Gardens

As we approach the 153rd celebration of African freedom in Texas, known as Juneteenth

Summer outdoor entertaining tips

Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests.

DCHHS partners with Baylor wellness center to host community farm stands

Half a million Dallas residents live within more than one mile of a grocery store with the majority being in Southern Dallas, according to a March 2017 City of Dallas study.

Harvest Project helps feed Southern Dallas’ food-insecure families

“I was dying to get a chance to see this,” said an older Dallas resident as she eyed the fresh organic produce stretched across nine tables in the Friendship-West Baptist Church parking lot.

Add a little sizzle to summer salads

During the warm summer months, salad makes for a refreshing lunch or convenient dinner option that can be delicious and nutritious. With a variety of salad options available, they don’t have to be boring or monotonous.

Add spice to summer entertaining

Warmer weather may mean finding ways to cool off, but that doesn’t mean cooks can’t bring bold flavors to the gathering being hosted with family and friends.

As teen suicides on the rise, doctors bring help to schools

Her eyes were downcast and distant. A deep hopelessness imbued her quavering voice.

STEM Center of Excellence: State-of-the-art STEM center at Camp Whispering Cedars in South Dallas

Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM – starting as early as elementary school. The proof is in the numbers, and when they ...

Sweet ways to say ‘I love you, Mom’

Warmer, longer days are made for quality time with friends and family, especially on Mother’s Day. There’s no sweeter way to show mom how much you care, than with a great dessert. Plan to end your day with mom on ...

Brighten up your brunch menu

Waking up early is hardly anyone’s favorite thing to do, especially on the weekends