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When #5 Turns 5:: 5 Motherhood Lessons I’ve Learned

I​ have a bruise on the top of my forehead today where a child dropped a back-scratcher-doubling-as-a-baton on my face while I was lying down. There’s a scar on my lower abdomen that basically looks like the pale, wrinkled version of the “meh” emoji. And I can’t even remember the last time I wasn’t tired. […]

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I Want to Be an Ally–Now What?

People worldwide were shaken when the horrific murder of George Floyd was shared across social media and across TV networks. It has opened up a conversation that has been going on quietly and mostly behind the scenes for generations. And it has left a lot of White people asking, “What do I do now?” And […]

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Houston Moms Blog Book Club:: Read with us in 2020

In 2019, the Houston Moms Blog book club read Michelle Obama’s Becoming Liani Tamani’s Calling My Name Fredrik Backman’s Bear Town Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Such great books! I had a wonderful time reading and discussing these amazing reads […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Had a Mother

Distinguished writer Ta-Nehisi Coates poignantly points out the inherent problems with dehumanizing people.  And while he was specifically talking about the danger in verbally removing the humanity of enslaved and disadvantaged people, I think we often do the same thing to some degree with our heroes. We put them on pedestals and begin to believe […]

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Cheering for My Kids On and Off the Field

If you notice that our trunk is filled with camping chairs, you might understand. We’ve just survived our first season of school sports. My twins just played their first seasons of football and ran on their school’s cross country team. It was chaotic. And exhausting. And my three-year-old started calling our minivan “home.” But there […]

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Books That Will Keep Our Kids Reading

I’ve already admitted my undying affliction–I mean, affection–for children’s books. So even though I did read a handful of books for grown-ups this summer, I read quite a few children’s books.  Want to know some of the latest and greatest in kidlit? You can’t go wrong with any of these:: Middle Grade Novels   Squint […]

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