Laura F

Laura was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University and currently works as a part-time tax accountant and full-time mama. She married her high school sweetheart Marcus in 2010 and never looked back as they created a life together. In 2013, at 24 weeks pregnant, her life changed forever when her husband was in a fatal car accident. Now she is rebuilding a life with their sweet son James, who was born in February 2014, and two furry orange monsters, Owen and Jack.
Inspired by the Imperfections | Houston Moms Blog

Inspired by the Imperfections

Just the other day someone I look up to dearly said to me, “You know, I am really impressed by how well you have handled everything and by yourself as a momma.” I thought...
Is He Your First? | Houston Moms Blog

Is He Your First?

"Is he your first?" It is a simple question, a generic conversation starter at the playground. No big deal really. Except when it is. It is a question that hurts so deep in my soul...
I Fired the Pediatrician | Houston Moms Blog

I Fired the Pediatrician

So there I was, 7 months pregnant, widowed, sitting in a pediatrician’s office for my first pediatrician interview, trying to make another important decision alone, and crying hysterically in response to a simple question....

4 Fun Color Activities for Toddlers

Somehow I got lucky {at least for now}, and my son is the type that loves to learn new things.  He is finally in the stage where he likes to be quizzed with animal...

Some Days Are Beyond Repair

There I was standing in the middle of the card aisle at Target with blueberries scattered all around me and a frantic, screaming 1 year old.  A sweet lady on the same aisle quickly...

Sleep Training :: Not Just for Babies

My sister and I like to joke that maybe we will sleep again when we are 50.  It doesn’t seem likely.  I used to sleep so deeply that nothing could wake me.  I would...

To the friends of the Brave

I recently saw an article online about a young woman who ended her own life just a few short weeks after her husband was murdered.  It completely took my breath away.  I was crying...

Life As We Know It {A Window Into Solo Parenting}

You know that saying, “I don’t know how she does it?” I think that about myself every single day. Don’t worry, this isn’t a post patting myself on the back. I mess up so...

When It Isn’t Enough to be Strong

Almost anyone who has dealt with the loss of someone they were close to has likely been told, “You’re so strong.”  I don’t even want to try to count the number of times I...

Pumping & Driving

Yes, that is me in the car next to you. The crazy weirdo dancing ridiculously while singing, “Billy Jean is not my lover...” But what you probably didn’t notice is that I am also...