I always assumed that once I became a mom, I would get some crazy superpowers that would allow me to be immune to gross stuff like the stomach bug. These magic superpowers would let me handle all the things that come...
We know each other pretty well, don't we, Fear? You've always known exactly the things to whisper to me to set the alarms off in my mind--whether they may be false or real--and I've learned what to say in...
I remember with perfect clarity the moment I realized every stay at home mom needs a stay at home dad friend. I was hanging out with two stay at home moms I'd just met, both trained in early childhood education...
Dear Dad, There just isn't anyone quite like you. You are a one of a kind guy. I realize that sounds trite. But many others, even those outside our family, concur on this point. You were always stirring the pot...
November is my favorite month of the year:: the start of, hopefully, blessedly cool days like today, my son's birthday, my birthday, and one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. Some see Thanksgiving as just the kick off to the...
I wouldn't have thought a show called Sex and the City would provide me with a moment of clarity when it comes to the aches and growing pains of motherhood, but funny, that's exactly what happened.  The first time I...
My eight-year old daughter tried out for a mainstage theater production of The Sound of Music. She worked so hard and got close enough to taste victory, but in the end, she didn’t get the part. It was her...
Growing up, my family moved every few years so we never had the experience of living in close proximity to my grandparents. I remember treasuring the trips we went on to visit them and the time we spent with...

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....
Hello, my name is Chelsea, and my seventeen month old son is not yet walking.  Before you gasp, get judgy, or pat yourself on the back for having a walker, I can assure you that we are doing everything...

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4th of July in Houston: Family Friendly Fun, Fireworks and Festivities

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From sea to shining sea, we're all excited to celebrate the country we call home on the Fourth of July. We are ready for...