I did a thing for my 33rd birthday. Two years in the making, but the history behind my love of the sunflower goes way, way back.  When I was four, my mother and I roadtripped from Minot, North Dakota to...
She’s offering a discount for her 10 day declutter course and my finger is twitching.  $39.89 and I too, can label make and preserve their puzzles.  She looks happy.  I also want to be happy with my books coordinated in a rainbow...
{For more posts within this series, click the picture above.} Have you ever gone to an appointment {be it the dentist, or the doctor, or maybe even your hair stylist!} and really wanted to ask some slightly personal questions...but backed down...
My 3 ½-year-old daughter is not potty trained. There are days, even stretches of days, where I think she’s got it, and I’m optimistic we can finally put this nightmare behind us. Because yes, it’s been a nightmare. But...
Ah, Back to School season. That wonderful time of year where Facebook is filled with pictures of perfectly posed, adorable children in their crisp new outfits and monogrammed backpacks, holding Pinterest-style chalkboards with their current school year stats. Moms...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqKtKQYtqVE&feature=youtu.be It’s almost midnight and I can’t sleep.  Which is odd, because my pillow is lumpy in the right places, my sheets are off-brand silky, and my down comforter is somewhat clean {kids, eh?}. The only sound disturbing the night is...
I am a horrible mother. We were five minutes late for morning circle time. Again. His teachers, disappointed, but not shocked. I gave them my most remorseful look {it's all in the eyebrows} and rotated my daughter on my hip,...
By now most everyone has Marie Kondo’d some aspect of their house. You’ve likely spent time under a pile of clothing mumbling “Do you or do you not spark joy?!” If you’re in a Spring Cleaning mood, how about...
This entry for me is a bit of a change. I try to use my own experiences to contribute to anyone trying to find a smidge of an answer to their dilemma through my writing. I am {and always...
Immediately after trekking home from school with all of his hiker-biker friends, he dashed into my room. He gave me a "Hi Mom." I looked up from my computer to find my boy standing there. His hair was soaked...

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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...