8 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 The Go-To Source for Parents of Kids Tweens to Twenties NOVEMBER | DECEMBER CONTENTS goodLIFEfamily LIVE. LEARN. LAUGH. REPEAT. Everyefforthasbeenmadetoauthenticatetheinformationcontainedonthesepages.Shouldyoufindanerror,omissionorissuewiththecontent,pleasecontactus.Theopinionsandexpressionscontained herein are those of the myriad of specialists and of parents and children who were willing to offer their input, and are not necessarily endorsed or shared by the staff or ownership of Good Life Family or its parent company, SLP & Company, LLC. AND MUCH MORE! GOODTIMES 39 Oh, What Fun! Events and activities yule enjoy this holiday season 76 Good Times for a Good Cause Community & philanthropic events GOODTO GO 44 DART to Holiday Fun 46 Holiday Travel Tips Do last-minute deals still exist? “I pinch myself every day. I feel like it’s not really work when you do what you love every single day.” Donnie Nelson (pictured here with his famly) talks about family, faith, philanthropy and basketball| Page 22 GOOD NEWS 26 Artfully Done: HALL Group Celebrates 50-Year Milestone GOOD ADVICE 56 Holiday Stress Survival Tips 58 Coping with Grief How to make your season a bit brighter when you are grieving the loss of a loved one 60 Overcoming Angst 5 tips for divorced parents to keep the holi- days merry 62 The Lawnmower Parent The dangers and damage of doing too much “Early education gives children the opportunity to establish that ‘pier and beam’ base, to set the foundation of understanding.” NBA Legend Rolando Blackman On His Passion For Early Childhood Education (Here with kids Gabriel and Mirei) | Page 12 GOOD EATS 48 Top Coffee Shops 17 spots to enjoy a hot cup of cheer 53 Spirited Cocktail Recipes 68 Good Eats Dining Guide Check out our editors’favorite dining destinations GOOD DEEDS 28 4 Kids Help North Texas Food Bank Feed The Hungry GOOD IDEAS 15 Home for the Holidays Inspired ideas to warm up your home 31 Holiday Gift Guide Chock full of gift ideas for everyone on your list