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Someone needs to come up with a term for whatever the equivalent feeling is to buyer's remorse for parents who send their kid off to sleep-away summer camp for the first time. Because, in a nutshell, that's how I...
There is no “putting it behind you,” really. For Uvalde, there is a line in the sands of time: life before this and life after. I had anxiety days before I even left to head home. Miles out of town...
A few months ago, I got into a strong argument with my younger sister. While talking about how I was raising my son, she began to voice some concerns: “You’re just doing it so differently than how we were...
              Oh, the beach days to be had in Galveston. The Boardwalk, the awesome food joints, and all the sunshine you could ever want! GLORIOUS! When the beach is about 50 miles away from the heart of Houston, you head down...
  Last month, my dog, Zoe, died. She was 14 years old. I adopted her when she was 5. She has been a part of my life for almost all of my adult years. Though my husband and I were...
Although it's not officially summer in the Houston area, the weather DID NOT get the memo. To cool off on these scorching hot days, you and your family will need some cool treats. Lucky for my kids, they got...
Remember summer 2020? When the world was closed? When we stopped taking our kids to the grocery store? When even the park sometimes felt unsafe? Of course you do, we’re all still unpacking the trauma of 2020 {and beyond...
What's Your "Go-To"? When you are getting ready to start potty training your toddler, what’s your first step? Google it? Social Media? A quick topical search on Houston Moms? When I was a young mother, as best as I can...
  Let me be frank for a moment—I was raised in a home where mess was simply not allowed. Zero. Zilch. Nada. So, naturally, I rebelled against that. And yes, since you’re asking, it drives my mother b-a-n-a-n-a-s! As a...
The pressure to give our kids a magical summer is intense. Scrolling through social media, it's easy to get the impression that all moms are counting the seconds until school lets out. Then, one big endless (or at least...

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