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Costa Rica, family, family vacation, grateful, houston, humidity, parenting, summer, The Lion King, vacation

how I spent my summer vacation

Obviously I don’t literally mean “vacation” because my children are home. Summer isn’t exactly a vacation, but a break from the school routine which allows some variety in our lives. For example, my children have been arguing on a variety of topics instead of just who showers first. I get to prepare a variety of meals instead of just dinner.…

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Gen X, growing up, houston, old pop culture references, theatre, tween, tweens

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 friends, good intentions. My first…

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Book review, family, giveaway, houston, summer, The Lion King, tween

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 have a hectic June ahead…

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college, concerts, current events, death, Gen X, long live rock 'n' roll, old pop culture references, Pearl Jam

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 Ritual,” “Would,” “Battle of Evermore,”…

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