Bonnie Petrie

The Anchor Mom: Keep Your Kids Healthy in the Heat

The North Texas heat is deadly. How do you let your kids enjoy summer while keeping them safe?


The Anchor Mom: Taxes and Consequences

The Keller Independent School District cuts free school busing to save tax dollars.


The Anchor Mom: This Memorial Day, Make Sure Your Child Arrives Alive

This Memorial Day travel weekend, please check your child’s car and/or booster seats for safe installation. It saved my daughter’s life. Here’s our story, and how to check your child’s seat for safety.


The Anchor Mom: Teen’s Science Project Could Lead to Cystic Fibrosis Cure

15-year-old Marshall Zhang’s Science Fair project may lead to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.


The Anchor Mom: Doc Says Drug Test Your Kids

teens and young adults in suburban Dallas have been indicted in a sweeping heroin bust after three young people died of heroin overdoses last year. These are not the kids you would imagine having a […]


The Anchor Mom: Unhappy Marriages May Mean Sleepless Babies

My marriage started to unravel before it began. In fact, My ex-husband and I married in a misguided attempt to save our already broken relationship. That’s never a good idea. We separated when our daughter […]


The Anchor Mom: Kids With ADHD At Greater Risk For Addiction

New research supports past research finding a correlation between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and drug and alcohol addiction. It’s interesting to me that this comes up now, because moms in one of my favorite online parenting communities […]


The Anchor Mom: She Cries! She Pees! She Breastfeeds!

Our sister station, CBS 11, did a story this week about a Spanish doll called Bebé Glotón. This doll mimics a breastfeeding baby. Some people suggest it “teaches” a child to breastfeed. Many experts, however, think it teaches children what all pretend play teaches…(more)


Despite frigid temperatures, 5-year-old Aiden Kate Isaacs ventured outside to report on North Texas snowfall. (credit: Marc Isaacs)

5-Year-Old Delivers Snowy Weather Report Like A Pro

Despite frigid temperatures, 5-year-old Aidan Kate Isaacs grabbed the nearest comb, rushed outside and reported like a pro.


Warning for Pregnant Women About Weight Gain

New research suggests women who gain too much weight during pregnancy are at risk of having a baby with a higher birth weight.  This may, in turn, increase their child’s risk for long-term weight problems, […]