Kristine H

Kristine grew up in Houston where she met her husband Richard. The high school sweethearts welcomed their daughter Kara {2014} after naturally overcoming infertility. Sixteen months later, their son Ray {2015} joined their family. She balances the allergy mom life as well as a full-time job at an oil & gas supermajor where she is the queen of PowerPoint. Her Houston roots run deep with her Bachelors degree from the University of Houston and MBA from Rice University. Kristine loves traveling, good food, and experiencing all things H-town with family and friends, especially drinks {bars, breweries, boutique coffee shops!}, museums, and of course, BEYONCÉ. You can follow her adventures on vu hu life, Instagram and Twitter {@vuhulife}.

Houston Chinatown 101

So you find yourself over at St. Agnes, Strake Jesuit, or Kiva Kitchen & Bath, and you realize you are overcome with hanger after navigating traffic, wrangling kids, and doing anything else that falls...

Rethinking Inner Loop Living

At 20 years old, I was sitting in the parking lot known as I-45 during rush hour and thought to myself, “I can't WAIT until I graduate, have an awesome job, and can afford...

What To Expect When You’re Having A Natural Childbirth at the Hospital

It took over 2 years to get pregnant with our eldest. With all that “idle” time, my type-A mind had already researched and decided that an unmedicated birth with minimal medical interventions was right...

How to Snapchat

Snapchat. Why in the world would a grown woman and mother of two be writing about Snapchat? It’s supposed to be reserved for teenage/20-something horn dogs who need a covert channel to send explicit...

{How We Celebrate} Ray’s Baptism

I didn't grow up a practicing Catholic. Catholicism is embedded in my extended family's traditions, and because of that I was baptized as an infant. Other than that, Mass was something we attended at...

Lean In? Really, I Just Want A Job

I'm sure you've noticed the affordability of gas lately. I'm talking to the point where there's a zero in front of the decimal point after you cash-in fuel rewards. Good news for consumers; bad...

10 Tips for Postpartum Self Care

I'm writing this blog post from my glider on my phone as I'm nursing my newborn with one arm while keeping the toddler at bay with the other. I had frantically cleaned the night...

2016 Houston Lunar New Year Celebrations

You know how the United States goes bonkers at Christmas time? It’s a time of joy, presents, and family/loved ones. People go crazy to get the house decorated and in order, and shopping is...
A photograph of a gynecological chair with the text I miss my O B.

I Miss My OB

As my last postpartum visit nears, I am sad that I will no longer see my OB regularly. I started to feel this way shortly after delivery and also experienced the same thing with...

10 things your friend on bedrest wished you knew

When I was 29 weeks pregnant with my second born, I was admitted to the hospital then placed on bedrest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Thankfully, it was a "modified" bedrest which meant...