Author Archive | Jennifer U

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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The Spirit of Halloween | Houston Moms Blog

The Spirit of Halloween

I hustled the witch and the pteranodon down the steps and into the graveyard, careful not to trip over any of the ghosts that might be blocking our path. After adjusting reptile wings and a black fuzzy hat, I checked the light in my camera and changed my settings accordingly. I had the kids in the […]

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In Defense of Homework | Houston Moms Blog

In Defense of Homework

Last month, a Texas teacher broke the internet by sending a letter home to her students declaring that she would not be assigning homework this year. Parents around the country applauded the teacher, shared the post, and did everything short of throwing this woman a parade. Homework should be cast aside in favor of playing […]

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