Brandy D

Brandy is a native Houstonian who currently lives in Cypress. She is a photographer and mom of three girls:: Eve {February 2011} Giselle {February 2005} and Gwen {January 2002}. Her husband’s work in the oil industry has moved her family to three different countries {England, Norway, and Brazil} but Houston kept calling them back! Now she and her husband are putting down roots and enjoying the challenge of raising three girls. Photography has been her passion since she attended Cy Fair high school, and she now owns Brandy Dykes Photography! She loves the outdoors and is determined to find all the hidden and not-so-hidden natural gems in and around the city. Brandy loves a good joke, is currently a Starbucks Gold Member and will stop to read every Historical Marker she encounters. You can find out more about Brandy on Instagram {@brandydykes} or on her blog.

The Big Game is On. Here’s How to Pretend You Like Football

A few years ago I attended my first football game. I was even the one that bought the tickets to surprise my husband. I was stoked! Knowing nothing about football, I had hoped that seeing...

Why Your Child Needs to Learn to Code {And a great place to do...

Have y’all seen Troop Zero yet? It’s a sweet and inspiring story about a little girl that loves all things outer space at a time when most people expected only boys to be interested...

Giving Tuesday:: Start a Family Tradition of Generosity

Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate generosity and give back to organizations doing good in the community. This Giving Tuesday, get the whole family involved! Most everyone has heard the old adage that giving...

Skip the Stores and #OptOutside this Black Friday:: A Houston Area Guide

There are alternatives to shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Houston Moms Blog is sharing a guide for Houston families wanting to #OptOutside this Black Friday.   “Nature‘s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold....
5 Ways to Celebrate Fruits and Veggies Month | Houston Moms Blog

5 Ways to Celebrate Fruits and Veggies Month

September is Fruits and Veggies Month, and I have some great tips and recipes for adding more into your kids' diets. Who wants to hear a joke?  Here goes:: Knock, Knock Who’s there? Lettuce Lettuce Who? Lettuce in and you’ll...
Back to School Lunch Resolutions {with Recipes!} | Houston Moms Blog

Back to School Lunch Resolutions {with Recipes!}

The start of another school year often feels like the beginning of a New Year.  We get all excited about fresh crayons and new backpacks and we resolve that this is the year we...

5 Easy Summer Science Experiments to Teach Your Kids about Energy

Summertime in our house means long days playing inside and out, swimming, playdates, and lots of hanging around the house.  For my kids, all that down time at the house equals running in and...

Shirking Culpability:: A Dad’s Guide to Staying Out of Trouble

Father’s Day is just days away, and this week a few Houston dads have graciously contributed their thoughts on parenting. Today, Daniel D., husband of Houston Moms Blog’s own contributor Brandy, shares a humorous guide to...
Stay Cool This Summer at These Houston Area Splash Pads | Houston Moms Blog

Stay Cool This Summer at These Houston Area Splash Pads

I clearly remember those trips to the pool with a little one in tow.  It was hot {as per usual in Houston summer} and we both needed to get out of the house.  I...
The Lazy Moms Guide to Going Green Houston Moms Blog

The Lazy Moms Guide to Going Green

They say that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. In my case, it’s paved with reusable grocery bags! I tried so many times to be the kind of superwoman who remembers to...