Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

My oldest daughter is not yet a teenager, but I can see the current tween version of her teetering towards her future teenage self. She is becoming fluent in sarcasm and subversion. Occasionally she has accused me of “not understanding” her. Her scowl is well-practiced. But she’s a good kid. Aims to please, has good grades, good […]

My Summer 2017 Plans + a Giveaway for Houston Families

It’s here! Summer! The time of year I add “Curriculum Coordinator” to my list of titles! Yippee! I needed more to do anyway! The jobs of Household Manager, Meal Planner, Driver, Laundry Supervisor, and Chief Listener were just not keeping me occupied enough! Exclamation marks! I do actually love having my kids home, but we […]

Why It’s Hard to Be a Strong Momma (and How to Take Back Your Body)

So you had a baby. GREAT. Good for you. You grew an entire person in your body. Whoop-dee-freaking-doo. NOW MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR BABY. >>Raise your hand if that’s what it felt like for you after you gave birth.<< Admittedly I cannot see you, but I feel like there’s […]

seasons

When I was feeling ragey and confused during my college years, I would blast music from my CD player. I probably annoyed the other residents in my dorm, but I was the RA so I didn’t care. The Singles soundtrack was my go-to CD to blast for tracks like “State of Love and Trust,” “Birth […]

The Thing About Being a Mom

I don’t know if it was always this way or if this is just a product of modern marketing, but it seems like moms are usually depicted as all being the same. Like we all think the same way and like the same things. Get annoyed by the same things. Want the same things. The exception […]