Christie W

Christie is a born and raised Houstonian who hails from Cypress and now resides with her family in Katy, TX. She married her husband in 2012, after they both graduated from Texas State University. They welcomed their daughter, Emmy Faye, in 2016, and their son, Jesse, in 2019. Christie has loved story-telling--in it's many forms--from an early age, which is why she loves blogging; she doesn't spare the details about her thoughts and experiences in motherhood, trials of infertility, and the everyday ups and downs of adulthood. You can expect a lot of honesty, a healthy portion of humor, and maybe even some inspiration. When she's not spending her free-time blogging, she is songwriting, painting, practicing her calligraphy, hanging out with her family and friends, or leading worship at her church. You can read more of her musings on her personal domain, Little Blog of Hellos!
Dear Daughter: A Letter From Me At 30 To You At 30. Logo: Houston Moms blog. A photograph of a person holding a pen over a piece of paper.

Dear Daughter:: A Letter From Me At 30 To You At 30

Dear Sweet Girl, I wanted to write you a letter as I turn 30 for you to open and read when you turn 30 {and I'll be 56... YIKES}. I thought of doing this the...

The Someday Mom

Lately, I've been a Someday Mom.  You know, the kind of mom that has all the good intentions and fun activities stored away for a day in the near future {surely}. Someday.  The kind of mom...

Carrying the Physical and Mental Load of Motherhood

Sometimes, carrying the burden of the physical and mental load of motherhood feels like it's too much, and sometimes we just want someone to carry us. A friend of mine gave me a book two...

I Think I’m Done Having Kids, But I’ll Miss A Few Things

I hate being pregnant. It's uncomfortable, it takes over my entire being, it makes me absolutely miserable at times, and the grand finale is potentially the most intense physical pain I'll ever experience. Plus,...
If You Don't Have a Village, Get You One | Houston Moms Blog

If You Don’t Have A Village, Get You One

I'm just going to lay it out for you:: parenting {at any stage} is not for the faint of heart. I'd go as far as to say that in my particular stage of parenting...
Breastfeeding Pain:: Why You Should SPEAK UP When it Hurts | Houston Moms Blog

Breastfeeding Pain:: Why You Should SPEAK UP When it Hurts

  Breastfeeding pain is not normal, and moms who experience it should speak up and work with their doctor to find the cause and a solution.   Most first-time moms can probably relate to the feeling that...
Working Mom Balance:: Greener Grass and Glass Ceilings

Working Mom Balance:: Greener Grass and Glass Ceilings

As a working mom, I remain in a constant state of tension between mom-guilt for not being around my quickly growing children 24/7 and employee-guilt for not being available to devote my entire self...

Do This! Three Dad Rules for Keeping Your Family Happy

Father’s Day is just days away, and this week a few Houston dads have graciously contributed their thoughts on parenting. Today, Justin W., husband of Houston Moms Blog’s own contributor Christie, shares his Dad Rules for...
The Rythm of This Season | Houston Moms Blog

The Rhythm of This Season

It's 2 AM, and someone's crying. The baby is hungry... maybe? Or is it his diaper, or is it gas? Why won't he stop crying?? Big sister wakes up; she wants to sleep in...
A Declaration To Fear:: I'm Leaving You Behind | Houston Moms Blog

A Declaration To Fear :: I’m Leaving You Behind

We know each other pretty well, don't we, Fear? You've always known exactly the things to whisper to me to set the alarms off in my mind--whether they may be false or real--and I've...