Natural Tendencies

Natural Tendencies

One of the great things about motherhood is giving in. I gave into “Long Arm Parenting” when my kids were little. I’d make up games I could perform without leaving the couch. I’d scoot them back and forth in a laundry basket, risking tennis elbow, but it was worth it....

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Art and Feet

Art and Feet

My friend Jenny used to say the minute she walked into a museum her feet would start hurting. I thought this was hilarious until we walked into the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Impressionists exhibit. “My feet hurt,” my daughter said. I exhaled. I’d read The Conscious...

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The Mysterious Mr. Stover

The Mysterious Mr. Stover

It’s February, the month we find ourselves knee-deep in chocolate. My favorite is the assorted box. As a kid, my dad once surprised my mother with a three-foot wide box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. It had been a particularly bad January. A house full of head...

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Low-Bar Living

Low-Bar Living

I love New Year’s Eve. It’s the one holiday we spend without extended family. I get to cook which, I know, sounds cuckoo-loco. But coming from a big family, where my sole job includes remembering the paper napkins, it feels luxurious. The kids and I watch New Yorkers...

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A Tale of Christmas Decorations

A Tale of Christmas Decorations

You know you have a problem with Christmas decorations when a deciding factor in buying a new house is whether or not it has the appropriate yard space to display your decorations. Before my husband and I purchased our new home several months ago, he agonized over...

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Grateful, Thankful, Blessed: Benefits of Modern Parenting

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed: Benefits of Modern Parenting

It’s a trip being a parent in 2019. Not only do we have the most resources of any previous parenting generation at our fingertips, but we also have the NoseFrida. We are, as the youth say, hashtag blessed. As a modern parent, I am certainly thankful for:  ...

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Night Terrors of Parenting

Night Terrors of Parenting

Kids are terrifying. They just are. Or rather, being a parent is terrifying because you never know what your kid will accidentally eat next, and whether you should call poison control.   But there is a special kind of terror that comes with nighttime parenting....

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Healing from Summer Vacation

Healing from Summer Vacation

September is a time of transition for most. For parents, it’s a time not only for recuperation, but also emotional and spiritual healing from the wounds of summer family vacations. Some say this period of healing lasts until the beginning of the next summer. This is...

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Can We Be Friends?

Can We Be Friends?

When we first met, there was an instant connection. It was something I hadn’t felt in years. I was seen and known by an equal: a fellow survivor of public, postpartum, sneeze-induced bathroom breaks. But I was hesitant. Was I ready for this? Did I actually know how to...

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The Danger of Swimming with Toddlers

The Danger of Swimming with Toddlers

If you’re a live-on-the-edge risk taker, then being in charge of small children at a water-related activity is perfect for you. Odds are you will definitely encounter waves of tears, you will probably run out of snacks and you might have to deal with what I...

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Truths of a Texas Summer

Living in Texas during the summer means teaching your kids the importance of shade and how it relates to maintaining the layer of skin on the bottom of your feet. Popsicles, ice cream and just plain ice – basically anything frozen – becomes a major food group....

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Pregnancy on the Brain

Pregnancy on the Brain

One of my coworkers recently announced she is pregnant with her first. She told me her husband is skeptical about the mysterious and mythical Pregnancy Brain. Apparently she is, too, and I had to smile blandly as she said, “I’m already eight weeks and I don’t feel any...

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