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25% Off LivingSocial Deals - Ends Today25% Off LivingSocial Deals - Ends Today Through today, April 22, you can get an extra 25 percent off LivingSocial deals when you use the code BESTMOM at checkout. There is a maximum savings of $25 with this coupon code. Here are some of the...

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Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ EventColleyville Old Tyme BBQ Event It's BBQ season! Come out to Colleyville Center this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for the annual Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ. This is one of Colleyville’s longest-running traditions as kids, cooks,...

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Texas Food Truckin' Fest in ArlingtonTexas Food Truckin' Fest in Arlington On April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin' Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne's Flame,...

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Backyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-ABackyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-A On  Tuesday, April 22, the Chick-fil-A at Alliance Town Center will host a Backyard Bash from 4-7 p.m. Stop by and sample their new Grilled Chicken entree. There will also be free lemonade snow-cones...

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Family Fun Magazine Less than $4Family Fun Magazine Less than $4 Today only, April 20, visit Best Deal Magazines and pick up a 1-year subscription to Family Fun for just $3.99. This is a fraction of what you would pay in the store, or even by subscribing directly through...

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25% Off LivingSocial Deals – Ends Today

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, food, gifts

 photo themeltingpot_zps9b9934d3.pngThrough today, April 22, you can get an extra 25 percent off LivingSocial deals when you use the code BESTMOM at checkout. There is a maximum savings of $25 with this coupon code. Here are some of the deals you can get:

$10 for ice-skating for two at ICE at the Parks – in Arlington; includes skate rental; bigger ticket packages available; pay just $7.50 with discount

$15 for a 2-hour cruise on Lake Lewisville from JT’s Boat Rentals – bring a picnic and enjoy the lake on this group cruise; pay just $11.25 with discount

$20 for a month of classes and gym access at Fit For Life – group fitness, cardio and weight machines and more; locations in Fort Worth and Weatherford; pay just $15 with discount

$20 for a garage door tune-up from Family Christian Doors – $89 value; pay just $15 with discount

$35 for a two-course dinner for two at The Melting Pot – in Arlington; pay just $26.25 after discount

$35 for one 1-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at CAN Clinic – in North Richland Hills; just $26.25 with discount; or pay $74.25 after discount for package of three massages

$65 for an on-location family photo session from Lona Jones Photography – get spring pictures of the family done by a pro; prints included; pay $48.75 with discount

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Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ Event

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, food, free

 photo colleyvilleoldtymebbq_zps4cad620b.jpgIt’s BBQ season! Come out to Colleyville Center this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for the annual Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ. This is one of Colleyville’s longest-running traditions as kids, cooks, and barbecue aficionados join forces for food, fun, and a good cause—proceeds benefit Texas Special Olympics. The Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ is one of the largest sanctioned barbecue cook-offs in Texas. Admission to the grounds is free!

Here’s what’s going on each day:

Friday, April 25, 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Friday evening’s activities kick off at 6:00 with a free fish fry (until the fish is gone), and activities for children, as well as live music starting at 7:30. Admission to the V.I.P. area, offering complimentary barbecue and beverages, can be purchased for $25. Space in the V.I.P. section is limited and fills fast, so plan to come early to get a space.

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the serious business of Texas barbecue cooking and judging gets underway. Gates open to the public at 11:00 a.m. While the cooks get down to serious cooking, people can do some serious eating with heaping plates of Texas Q for just $7.

Kid-Q at 1 p.m.: In Texas, barbecue is an art and kids are never too young to get started. Contestants between the ages of 8 and 14 vie for the title of “Best Kids-Q Chef” starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee per child and charcoal grills, which the kids can take home, and chicken for barbecuing will be provided. Contestants can register at the event.

Colleyville Center is at 5301 Riverwalk Dr. in Colleyville.

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Texas Food Truckin’ Fest in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo texasfoodtruckin2014_zps5471efe0.pngOn April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin’ Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne’s Flame, The Butcher’s Son, Shortcakes Bus and more. Plus, enjoy live music and kids’ activities.

Admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday. Kids get in for $5 both days. Admission includes parking. You can get an additional $2 off per ticket when you bring in a canned good or other shelf-stable item for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. You can bring any item you want, but it must be sealed and can’t be in a glass container. Items needed include peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, and whole grain crackers.

Globe Life Park (aka the Ballpark in Arlington) is at 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington.

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Backyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-A

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo chickfilanewgrilledchicken_zps5a8d3495.pngOn  Tuesday, April 22, the Chick-fil-A at Alliance Town Center will host a Backyard Bash from 4-7 p.m. Stop by and sample their new Grilled Chicken entree. There will also be free lemonade snow-cones and a bounce house for the kids.

The restaurant is at 2870 Heritage Trace Pky in Fort Worth.

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Family Fun Magazine Less than $4

Category : family, Featured, shopping

Today only, April 20, visit Best Deal Magazines and pick up a 1-year subscription to Family Fun for just $3.99. This is a fraction of what you would pay in the store, or even by subscribing directly through the publisher. Plus, you can use the code 15CJ0420 to save an extra 15 percent, bringing your total to about $3.39.

I love Family Fun because it always has interesting craft and outing ideas, especially for those with kids 12 and younger.

Check out the deal here and pick yours up – remember, the price is only good today!

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Buy One, Get One for 88 Cents at Crazy 8

Category : family, Featured, shopping

Easter weekend is the perfect time to start shopping for your kids’ summer wardrobe. So it’s no coincidence that Crazy 8 is having a super sale: Buy one item at regular price and get another for 88 cents! This offer is only good for a limited time, and while supplies last. They have such cute stuff for boys, girls and babies this season.

If you’d rather shop for sale items, they’ve also got an extra 20 percent off markdowns, too.

Plus, when you order by April 19, you’ll receive a coupon good for 15 percent off a future purchase.

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Free Easter Crafts at Bass Pro in Grapevine

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo bassproeaster_zps37cb9597.pngCome by Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine this weekend for fun and free Easter activities for the kids. Here’s what’s going on:

Easter Bunny Photos – get a free 4×6 photo with the Easter Bunny, or buy a bigger package for an additional cost. Friday, April 18 from 2-7 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday, from 11  a.m. to 4 p.m.
Easter Crafts – Create a bunny frame or scratch-art bunny craft. Friday, April 18 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Egg Hunt - for ages 2-10. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, at 2 p.m. Register at 1:30 at the main entrance. Find 5 eggs and return to the registration table for candy!

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Stockyards

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo stockyardsstationeaster_zps330cbed8.jpgCome out to Stockyards Station in the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday, April 19 from noon to 4 p.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt for all ages will begin at noon sharp, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more. Kids through age 12 are invited to participate. After the hunt, bring children ages 12 and up to the Stockyards Stables for the Hunt for the Golden Horseshoe. This is a free event!

Find directions to Stockyards Station here.

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Free Yoga in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

 photo yoga2_zps06a16d03.jpgCome out to Sundance Square on Saturday, April 19 for a free yoga class. This event will happen every other Saturday through July 26. This is co-sponsored by Sundance Square and the Amon G. Carter, Jr. YMCA in Fort Worth. The class runs from 9 to 10 a.m.

Find more info on the instructors here.

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Free Kids’ Meals + Other Easter Meal Specials

Category : family, Featured, food, free, Uncategorized

 photo unochicagoeaster14_zps029d51b9.pngSave a bit on your Easter meal this Sunday, April 20 – several restaurants are offering free kids’ meals with purchase of an adult entree. Other restaurants are offering other Easter discounts. Check it out:

Outback Steakhouse – Just say “Kids Eat Free” to your server. (Age 10 and under)
Boston’s – buy two entrees and receive half off an appetizer, plus Easter Bunny will appear from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (only at 6501 N. Freeway location in FW)
Uno Chicago Grill - kids eat free on April 18-20 with purchase of adult entree. Mention “Easter Weekend Deal” to get the discount.

Don’t forget to check out the other restaurant coupons available right now, too.

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