Living In Between

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They don’t have a name for it, really. This post-parenting feeling. Postpartum gets the closest in diagnosis:: anger, guilt, hopelessness, fatigue, fear. It comes close. But we were bonded—that, generally, wasn’t an issue. It’s the emptiness after they are gone....
Of course, no one could have foreseen that as we, an expat family, set off on our Houston adventure two years ago, we would have not returned to Scotland since. Or not know when we next will. 2020 and now...
“They are acting like they are in high school!” This is a phrase I’ve heard uttered more times over the past two years about moms than I care to admit. The thing is, I don’t remember girls in my high...
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 life, I thought it necessary...
Picture it. Spanish Fort, Ala. The year is 2021. We're a year into COVID-19, and we decide to take a Spring Break road trip from Houston to the Florida panhandle.  We've seen too much snow. Please, no more.  We want sun...
Today is the most important day on the Christian calendar. On Easter, we celebrate the single event on which billions of people across thousands of years have based their faith and vision of eternity. The death and resurrection of...
I celebrate my 46th birthday in a matter of weeks, but the past month has given me a few brand spankin’ new firsts, and I’m here to tell you about a few. To fully understand the humor {and seriousness...
Dear Hendrix, my first fur baby, our family's loyal friend, our love:: January 26th was a normal day.   The boys played with you much like they had always done over the past seven years. They asked you to follow them into...
Y'all. Our quarantine-aversary has come. It has been a year since COVID-19, shut downs, social distancing, and masks became as regular to our lives as queso and Blue Bell ice cream. I remember thinking in March, How are we...
Sometimes my kids pick the weirdest role models {YouTube gamers}. Thankfully, they also look up to people like Jeremy Lin, a former NBA player for the Houston Rockets who is also an Asian American. Lin exemplifies tenacity; he perseveres...

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2021 Houston Area Guide to Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

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Fall is here, and that means all things pumpkin … including patches! This season is one of my kiddos' favorite times of year, and...