Mandy B

Mandy is a former Army brat born and raised in the great state of Texas. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Finance from Texas Tech University; she currently works as a Tax Accountant in Downtown Houston. In 2005 Mandy met her husband Travis while visiting her parents in Virginia. He took her breath away and followed her back to Texas as quickly as he could. Travis and Mandy shared seven adventurous years of married life before bringing their daughters into the world, Amelia {July 2013} and Evelyn {Sept 2015}. Mandy loves Jesus, country music, Instagram, the sunshine and all things water -- the beach is her happy place. She writes about her experiences as a working wife and mother at Letters to Amelia. Follow along in Mandy's daily life on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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Making the Most of Your Day Trip To Magnolia Market

Those letters! The infamous hodge podge Fixer Upper letters! I have to admit that even as a 2% fan, these letters made me a little bit giddy inside. These days you'd be hard pressed...
Just The Four Of Us | Houston Moms Blog

Just the Four of Us

This past Halloween my little family of four went trick-or-treating around our neighborhood, and I was reminded once again that it's just us. While other families walked around with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, it...
6 Tips for Hosting a Mostly Perfect Thanksgiving | Houston Moms Blog

6 Tips for Hosting a Mostly Perfect Thanksgiving

Fall has finally shown up. Weekends are filled with playing outside, enjoying the cool air, watching football, and of course, the holidays are just around the corner. Halloween was up first and did not...

How to Nail Your Family Pictures Every Time

Family picture season is right around the corner, and if you're anything like me, you're already stressed about it -- I totally understand. So much effort goes in, and there is a high potential...
How To Be A Bad Mom | Houston Moms Blog

How To Be A Bad Mom

Lately I've found myself questioning whether or not being a mom actually is the best job in the world. I've been questioning what exactly makes one a "good mom" versus a "bad mom." The emotional...
Saying Goodbye to Our First Home | Houston Moms Blog

Saying Goodbye to Our First Home

A few months ago, we decided to sell our first home. I thought we were crazy then, making this decision with a six-month-old and an almost three-year-old, and now that we're up to our...
They'll Judge You Anyway | Houston Moms Blog

They’ll Judge You Anyway

Life is lived publicly these days. News and gossip used to be something that took a little while to make its way around town, but now, thanks to social media, the word spreads almost...
5 Memes for When You Just Can't | Houston Moms Blog

5 Mom Memes for When You Just Can’t

Sometimes ... I just can't. I just can't with the toddler who won't stop whining, with one more thing on my to-do list, with the baby who wants to be held all day, with the...
The Truth About Our Beach Vacation | Houston Moms Blog

The Truth About Our Beach Vacation

While planning some activities for the family this year, my husband and I decided we should go to the beach for a long weekend. We thought it would be a fun getaway that our girls...

Why Parents are Late… Everywhere.

In a past life not too long ago, I was a childless working professional. I was eager, ambitious, and driven. I got to work early, and I worked hard - without a care in...