Joi Bailey Green

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Joi was born and raised in San Antonio. After a brief pit stop at the University of Texas in Austin, Joi moved to Houston in 1994 and began checking boxes off her never ending to do list. During this time and in no particular order, Joi taught a little bit of everything between first and eighth grades, got married and then divorced, completed grad school, birthed a few babies – Ferris {November 1997}, Warren {December 1999} and Laylah {March 2006}, moved an old lady into her home – Granny {January 1925} started working in Human Resources, served an excessive amount of time (on boards, in booster clubs, team momming) as a crazy sports momma, and learned a lot of life lessons. Joi is known for her unabashed honesty, always present sense of humor and her #TeamTooMuch style of doing everything. On most days, you can find her caught up in her love/hate relationship with politics, feeding her Facebook addiction, or counting the number of days until her last child graduates from high school.

Forget Staying Cool. Here’s How to Be Happy in the Houston Heat

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There Are Only Four Circles, Dante Dante has us thinking there are nine circles of hell, but anyone from the H knows he got it all wrong. It only takes living through a single season...

National Ice Cream Day: Fulfilling Your Civic Duty One Scoop at a Time

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Back in 1984, then President Ronald Reagan named every third Sunday in July National Ice Cream Day. It is not like we need an excuse to enjoy ice cream, but knowing there is an...

Potty Training for Adults :: Number One, Number Two, and Things All Brawds Should...

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Behind the Locked Door In this month’s issue, we will be discussing the Ace and the Deuce. If for a second you were thinking card game, let me get you straight right quick. Singles and...
A painting of Betty White by Jen Cretu.

Betty White: Baudy Broad, Golden Girl, Legend

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With only a few hours until we turned the corner into a shiny new year, we thought the list of reasons why we couldn't wait to put a period on 2021 had nothing left....

It’s a Wrap: Twenty Twenty One and Done

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Three hundred sixty-five days have passed… an entire year since we optimistically waited for the clock to strike midnight. We had the highest of hopes for 2021. *Insert harp music, glorious rays of light,...

Fetching Cokes and Ice Cream: Life Cycles and Granny Chronicles

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Cycles. Life is cycles. Then. In the very first post I ever wrote for Houston Moms, I mused over the similarities of old folks and children. The experiences written, my real life. Life and times with...
family in matching holiday pajamas sits by fire

Haute Mess Mamas and Family Holiday Pajamas

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Family. Beepin'. Pajamas. I’m all about ‘em! Okay, I’m lying my chunky wide behind off. Before I actually had kids, I really thought I was going to be THAT mom. The one with all...

The Other Pandemic: Social Media, Devious Licks and the Lure of Likes

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My habits aren't much better than the kids. It's the precious puppies, adorable babies and delightful dance videos that draw me into the clutches of social media. The feel good stuff. The way in...

Tips for a Glorious Girls Trip That in the End Don’t Matter One Bit

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May 16, 2021/12:58 PM – The Tweet Heard 'Round the Group Chat Oddly enough, it was a tweet by author E. E. Holmes that would be the impetus. I had never heard of her before...

Exploring Enneagram:: Coming to Terms with My SIXuality

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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 Joi shares...