Joi B

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.
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Haute Mess Mamas and Family Holiday Pajamas

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

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

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

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...

Top Texas Water Parks to Cool Off With Your Family This Summer

After last year's hot summer of solitude, we all deserve a ride down a cool lazy river. Lucky for us - there are more than a few places not far from home where we...

Birthdays That End in Zero, Right Cheeks and the Reevaluation of Old Rules

I just turned 50. The BIG 5-0.  Birthdays with a number ending in zero have a weird way of making you take a long hard look at your life. Reflection. Reevaluation. Revision. In my past...

Meghan Markle and Lies We’ve Been Told

Man meets woman. Man and woman fall in love. Man and woman marry and ride off happily into the sunset. Then, man and woman move into a beautiful space where their needs are met, but...
Houston Moms "Friday Favorites:: A Weekly Glance at Our Favorite Things" #houstonmoms #houstonmomsblog #momsaroundhouston

Friday Favorites:: The Not So Fancy, Extremely Random, Geriatric Edition

When I decided to do a Friday Favorites post, I had the most glamorous visions in my head. Me to me:: I have stuff I really really really like. And I too can write...

Simon Basset is Bae :: The Best of Bridgerton

Before I begin, I feel the need to disclose - I typically despise period dramas. But in this - the last quarter of this dastardly year, I have found myself in TWO full and...

The Home Edit :: Not Knocking the Hustle

I only recently got hip to this show- The Home Edit. When I heard the premise, I knew with all of my being that it would be my latest and greatest appointment television subject....