Lauren M

Lauren M. is a native Houstonian who now lives one street over from the house where she grew up in Sugar Land. After a brief fling with Austin where she received her Bachelors Degree in English Lit from Southwestern University, she returned home to attempt to write the great American novel {or, you know, the next Harry Potter series}. A short while later a friend recruited her for a kickball league where she met a tall, handsome engineer who quite literally swept her off her feet. After tying the knot in 2014, they soon welcomed their first son Raleigh {October 2015}, and little brothers Renner {January 2018} and Rafe {September 2021}. When not chasing around her three crazy Texas tornados and reveling in the boy mom life, Lauren has discovered a newfound passion for photography and Photoshop, creating whimsical family portraits at @andwhetherpigshavewings on Instagram. You can also find her at @polyjuiceandpixiedust .

Spooktacular 2020 Friendly Halloween Ideas for Families

Ah Halloween, one of my favorite holidays of the year. Because who doesn't love all things spooky? Ghosts and goblins, witches and vampires, haunted houses and, of course, this year's new frightful addition...COVID 19....

Social Media Burnout:: Making Changes that Work for Me

Burnout. It's a phenomena we're all fairly familiar with this year. Motherhood burnout. Quarantine burnout. Working from home while trying to navigate e-learning with our children burnout. We've all reached capacity for how far we've...

4 Kid-Friendly Science Experiments To Do at Home

With many Texas schools remaining closed for the time being and a multitude of parents choosing to homeschool rather than virtual learning, I think it's safe to say we're all looking for fun ways...

Beating the Quarantine Monotony:: Themed Weeks

I can't say I'm entirely surprised to find us back in quarantine {not that my family ever really left}; after all, hearing the news that the state would reopen back in May felt something...

Pregnancy in the Time of Pandemic

I never expected any of this as I haphazardly glanced down at the pregnancy test I'd just taken one January evening.  For starters, as my husband and I weren't trying to get pregnant at the...
Houston Moms "An Ode to Childhood Heroes and Unexpected Friendships" #houstonmoms #houstonmomsblog #momsaroundhouston

An Ode to Childhood Heroes and Unexpected Friendships

My oldest son, recently turned four-and-a-half-years old, has a love affair with garbage trucks. Every week on garbage day we listen for the loud, rumbling sounds of that giant blue monster to turn onto...

10 Ways to Entertain Toddlers and Preschoolers During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Well, it's been a week y'all, am I right? I'm not sure what was harder to hear - that the COVID-19 virus officially reached pandemic status, or that nearly all the school districts in...

Sex and the City:: Lessons My Re-Watch Taught Me About Motherhood

I wouldn't have thought a show called Sex and the City would provide me with a moment of clarity when it comes to the aches and growing pains of motherhood, but funny, that's exactly...

Valentine’s Day:: Marking the Evolution of a Marriage

After several exhaustive hours of bath time, story time, and the inevitable "five more minutes" negotiations that accompany getting two rambunctious little boys into bed, my husband and I dragged our weary bodies downstairs...

Momtographer Resolutions:: Four Tips for Getting Yourself in the Picture

In every family, one member gets designated group historian, the ones who always takes the picture. And let's face it, nine times out of ten it's the mother. My family is no different. From the...