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Why We Don’t Yell

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I had a great childhood, but if I could change one thing about it, I would have stopped all of the yelling and fighting. My parents' communication methods consisted of yelling, shouting, and criticizing. From as early as I...

Rare & Special

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It took me years to be able to say the words - “I’m the mother of a special needs child.” While the words themselves flow easily...it’s the magnitude that they carry that makes them so hard to spit out.  For me,...

2 Mommas, 4 Boobies

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At the time of our daughter’s conception, we were living in Eugene, Oregon. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this region of the country, imagine a liberal college town where Woodstock attendees went to settle. Imagine tie-dye...
When I first started teaching, I would always get parents who would ask me, “But do you have kids?” I really wanted to answer, “Yes—I have 27 of them!” But I didn’t. Just a simple no was always my...
There are always going to be hard days. You wake up late; maybe someone is sick; the kids have tantrums; work is stressful; nothing is going as planned. In my experience, these days happen - but you muddle through...
I love being a Nana mostly because I am content to do nothing else but soak up my grandson’s presence. Every time my daughter asks me to spend a few hours with him I find such pleasure and delight...
Lately I've been thinking about the "olden days" when women spent all day preparing meals, washing dishes by hand, washing their family's laundry by hand and hanging it out to dry, and sewing their own clothes. How did they...
Dear Stranger: I don’t know you, but please don’t touch my belly. Heck. Even if I DO know you but we aren't quite friends, please don’t touch my belly. I see you in Kroger. I'm eyeing the produce as you eye...
We are super excited to announce our very own advice column...SOS Becky! Think Dear Abby, but specifically geared for you lovely readers of Houston Moms Blog! We all need help. This is why so many of us love the write in section of...
You know that old saying, "When Mommy gets sick, the whole ship can sink?" Or something like that. Close enough. Well. I don't know if I have that much confidence in my mothering abilities to keep us all afloat,...

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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...