Michele is a native Houstonian and loves everything Texas, including the Longhorns. She and her husband were married in January 2002 and are parents to the most wonderful girls, Penelope {August 2008} and Pandora {August 2011}. A former educator, Michele is passionate about education and student learning. She spends most of her days volunteering at her daughters' schools and tutoring neighborhood children in reading. Michele loves her big family and enjoys traveling to see all her relatives as well as being the fun aunt to her nieces and nephews. Her daily goal is to laugh each day and enjoy the moments. Becoming a mom was the greatest gift for Michele, and she treasures it all, even the tantrums. You can read more about Michele, her life, and her parenting adventures on her personal blog The Adventures of Tomboys in Tiaras.

My Secret to Raising Sisters That Are Best Friends

How do you raise siblings to be best friends? How do you teach your children that at the end of the day, they only have each other? How do you let sibling rivalry exist...

Words Matter

"Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." This old adage could not be further from the truth. My mom told me this. I used to tell my children this....

For The Love Of Softball

A year ago, Pandora was in occupational therapy, and one of the skills she needed to work on was crossing the mid line. To help her with this and other motor planning skills, we...

Providing an 80’s Childhood in 2017

We live in a master planned community with parks, playgrounds, and pools galore. We have our own elementary, middle, and high school, and I always compare our life to an episode of "Leave It To Beaver."...
Top 5 Reasons I Hate Hosting Play Dates | Houston Moms Blog

Top 5 Reasons I Hate Hosting Play Dates

I hate hosting play dates at my house. There, I said it. They literally make my skin crawl. From the pretzels in the couch cushions to the disaster in the playroom to the lack of any...
To Screen or Not To Screen :: One Mom's View on Screen Time | Houston Moms Blog

To Screen or Not To Screen

Hi. My name is Michele, and I am addicted to social media, BRAVO, and Thursday night television. My iPhone is never out of arm's reach, and I might self implode if I cannot access...
Talking To Your Children About Death | Houston Moms Blog

Talking To Your Children About Death

We just finished the longest week. A week ago, my mom called me to tell me a relative of mine, a second grandma if you will, died. I cried and booked a flight to Miami...
When Your Child Has Food Issues... | Houston Moms Blog

When Your Child Has Food Issues…

I've been there. Your experience is my experience. I have, make that HAD, a child with major food issues. Pandora is our child with issues. She has developmental delays, a language disorder, possible ADHD with...