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Apologies can be powerful, and research has shown that a meaningful apology can help deescalate conflict, build or rebuild trust, and improve relationships. Children are taught at an early age that to apologize is powerful. They are also taught...
  The other day, as I was putting away laundry, I heard my six-year-old singing a popular Rosh Hashanah song that I've heard thousands of times throughout my life: "I like to hear the shofar blast. Sometimes slow and sometimes fast! I like...
When exactly did we buy into this lie that we could (and should) indeed live a “balanced” life? A quick search on Google lends all kinds of advice:: 7 Secrets of Successful People for Living a Balanced Life 5 Tips for Living...
Bless my pre-mom heart. Like most would be parents, I had all kinds of hopeful expectations about what kind of mom I would be. And then I had babies. Here are the top 5 lies I told myself before...
She spun around with her plate of spaghetti. There it was: splattered all over my freshly mopped floor. The dog immediately indulged himself in a hearty meal of meat and pasta. The food was now certainly unsalvageable. I never...
This month, my grandmother turns 99 years old. What a gift! I feel so lucky to still have her in my life. Her life has been long and filled with love. She taught my mother to be a mother,...
This year, our Houston Moms writers will be giving you first-hand accounts of life behind their Enneagram type. For an introduction to the Enneagram, see this post, and then read on as contributor Kirsten's husband William shares his experience...
We all know men and women are wired differently, and this affects their thinking when it comes to parenting. But is one way better than the other?  “We are excellent parents,” my husband boldly stated one day, when our morning...
I try to get excited about summer, I really do. I get the vibe - I understand why it would be exciting. There are parts that I like. I like not having to wake up early and be somewhere...
Scrunchies. New Shoes. A bathing suit. Face wipes. As always a trip to any store with my girls was going to cost more than I planned. That’s the reality of having daughters. Our shopping trips are always fun, full of conversations and laughter...

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Cool (sometimes CHILLY) temps, all the best holidays of the year, and jolly, old St. Nick...