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Elegy for a Home

We bought our house in Meyerland two and a half years ago…two months before the Memorial Day flood. We were moving back to Houston from Friendswood and had just put our home there on the market, so we weren’t really looking at anything seriously for fear of jinxing our home sale out there.  And then […]

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This Glorious Mess

The first time I ever lived alone was in 2000, my first year of law school. My clothes were arranged by color in my closet, my towels were neatly hung on the towel racks in the bathroom with the seams perfectly aligned. I made my bed every morning and folded my blue chenille throw neatly […]

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Another Candle Another Year

Another Candle, Another Year

“One, two, three, four, five…and six,” I counted to myself as I pressed the wax candles into a chocolate, T-Rex themed birthday cake. I lit each one and carefully carried the flaming tribute to the Jurassic era into the dining room and set it in front of my newly six-year-old son.  While we sang, I […]

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Memoirs on Motherhood | Houston Moms Blog

Memoirs on Motherhood

I spend a lot of time reading. Well, wait, let me be clear. I don’t have a lot of time these days. The time of lazy afternoons spent moving from one position to another on the couch or under a tree, while enjoying a book for hours have long passed. Reading typically looks like two […]

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