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Not a lot of things come naturally to me as a mother. But to be fair, I was never really good at puzzles.  I’m great at other things, {perfecting the olive juice to Vermouth ratio in a martini is an...
Motherhood is full of adventure. I have always been a rather timid person; always careful and really, I do everything rather scared. I have never been an adventurous, thrill seeking kind of girl. But as a mom, I have had...
Every parent hopes to create avid little learners who enjoy Pre-K {and beyond} and look forward to their classroom experiences. We want our children to get the instruction and guidance from a teacher who will help highlight their strengths...
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all done our best to "flatten the curve." We've worn masks. We've been tested. We've quarantined. We've socially distanced. And now that the beginning of a new school year is right around...
I am constantly telling my children “do your best” and “it’s ok to make mistakes”. I make sure they know that I don’t expect perfection from them and neither should they. However, I find myself constantly giving myself a...
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...

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