Alex Halbardier's Tips and Resources for a Family on the Go
Words Kelly Wooley
Published February 2019 DallasChild
Updated February 8, 2019
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READING MATERIAL FOR “ME” TIME

“I love reading high-fantasy science fiction. I’m like a pocket-protector nerd in that way. I just finished reading the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. I love that Pierce lived in Dallas.”

RULES FOR WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION

Don’t sweat the small stuff. “While we try to keep our schedule with Louis pretty structured, I also don’t let schedules or rules get in the way of doing fun family activities. If I feel like I haven’t seen Louis enough during the week, we’ll all go out to dinner after bedtime or we’ll blow through his nap to do something fun.”

Set boundaries. “If the official workday is ending and I have more work to do, I make it a goal to still be home in time to put Louis to bed even if I have to fire up my laptop after that to do some more work.”

Share the load. “It’s important to embrace the whole ‘it takes a village’ concept and not feel guilty if your child has a lot of relationships with people they love. I’m honored to share Louis with the people who help us make life work.”

RESTAURANTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

“We love to find restaurants where Louis can run around. We especially like The Rustic in Uptown or Wheelhouse in the Design District.”

THE RUSTIC // 3656 Howell St., Dallas // 214/730-0596
WHEELHOUSE // 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 390, Dallas // 214/307-5690

ROUTINE FOR THE WEEKEND

“Every Saturday morning we get up and take a long walk. We’ll walk to Whole Foods or Royal Blue Grocery in Highland Park Village for coffee and breakfast. On the way home, we’ll stop by playgrounds and just play around as a family.”

WHOLE FOODS MARKET // Multiple locations
ROYAL BLUE GROCERY // 1 Highland Park Village, Dallas // 214/526-9516

For our Q&A with our February 2019 DallasChild Mom Next Door, click here.