Christy G

Christy grew up in Cajun Country. After graduating from LSU, she worked as an editor for a Louisiana chef. After Hurricane Katrina devastated her home state, she assisted in the recovery efforts, which ultimately moved her to Houston. Christy and Ryan were married in St. Lucia in 2006. Five years later, after welcoming their first child, Lilla {March 2011}, she became a high school English and Photojournalism teacher. After Flynn {March 2013} joined their family, Christy became a stay-at-home mom. Soon after, the family jumped at the chance to move to Perth, Western Australia. After almost four years, they relocated to Santiago, Chile. Both places {and their wines} hold a special place in her heart. Christy enjoys cheering on her beloved LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints, texting friends in complete sentences, taking heaps of photos, planning vacations, advocating for our planet, and cooking delicious meals in her kitchen.

A Celebration of Sleep

A holiday celebrating sleep is one that I can definitely get behind. Festival of Sleep Day is held on January 3 of each year, after all of the stress and celebrations of the big...

Five Craveable Christmas Cookies and Candies

Christmastime is here! You know, the time of year for all things merry, jolly, over the top, indulgent, stress-inducing, and fun? Just me? Doubtful. Anyway, I have decided to focus on the indulgent part...
working mom holding daughters hand as they walk to school

From Stay at Home Mom to Working Mom

I didn't see it coming. The transition to being a working mom outside of the home after spending eight full years without earning a paycheck, was sudden. You see, I had parameters for accepting employment.  I...

Three Favorite Fall Recipes

Hello, Autumn. It is officially my favorite season of the year: Fall, y'all. Part of the reason I love fall is that Houston goes from feeling like a sweltering steam room to a bath...

Exploring Enneagram: Lucky Number Seven

This year, our Houston Moms writers will be giving you first-hand accounts of life behind their Enneagram type. For an introduction to the Enneagram, see this post, and then read on as Christy shares...

Texas Getaway Guide: Fredericksburg

Last month, a few of my best girlfriends and I headed to Fredericksburg for a getaway. Most of us had never been, and those who had visited almost a decade ago. Let me tell...

A Houston Moms Guide to the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and there are tons of great staples and fun new finds this year. Some of these items will have likely sold out by the time of publication....

Tips and Guidelines for Post-Covid Summer Travel

After being cooped up at home for more than a year now, most Americans are just itching to get out and experience post-COVID summer travel. I am one of them. But, we're not quite...

Skin Cancer Awareness:: Seven Sun Smart Tips

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, which is more than all other cancers combined. Harmful ultraviolet {UV} exposure from...

An Unexpected Lesson in Kindness

Picture it. Spanish Fort, Ala. The year is 2021. We're a year into COVID-19, and we decide to take a Spring Break road trip from Houston to the Florida panhandle.  We've seen too much snow....