Kids are back in school! Hallelujah!  My youngest is in two day a week preschool this year. And a few people in my orbit have been wondering what I might be planning on doing with my newly found "free time"...
Like most Americans, the anniversary of September 11th strikes viscerally. For some of you, you may have just been in grade school. For others, you had kids far from your reach. For some, you were in college. I was in...
Where are my fellow geriatric millennial/Xennial mamas who grew up in evangelical churches? If this is you, chances are you heard about and likely participated in the program True Love Waits. True Love Waits was (and apparently still is)...
When the Houston forecast called for snow in February of this year, we were ecstatic. As moms, we wanted our kids to see something that they can only see on ski trips in Colorado. We hunkered down, and the...
I’m almost two years into my forties, the decade that promised me freedom from self consciousness, from caring so much what other people think of me. And yes, this has proved true in a lot of instances; for example,...

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...

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Cookies with Santa: Celebrating the Holiday Joy

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Houston Moms was so incredibly excited to host our 4th Annual Cookies with Santa event on December 19th at Kelsey-Seybold Berthelsen Campus! The festive...

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