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On Cheer:: Anxiety and the Holidays {We're Gonna Need Stronger Nog} | Houston Moms Blog

On Cheer :: Anxiety and the Holidays {We’re Gonna Need Stronger Nog}

Dolly’s voice normally signifies the beginning of my holiday season. The Chipmunks, though not as reliable, often have the same affect.  I’m a sentimental fool. Christmas just exacerbates that. I’m the chick that ugly cries during Christmas songs. I don’t care if it’s about a manger or a hippopotamus; tears will come. It’s involuntary. It […]

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Jolly is the king of the side-eye.

The Best Decision I Ever Made About Our Elf

My family and I were early adopters of the Elf on the Shelf. We had a hard time finding an elf because they were so new and being snatched up faster than that year’s “it” Christmas toy. My husband and I high five’d when we found one at a local book store and got ready […]

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Dark Circles and Double Chins :: Why Moms Should Be in the Picture Anyway | Houston Moms Blog

Dark Circles and Double Chins :: Why Moms Should Be in the Picture Anyway

  I am no stranger to self-image issues. As many teenage girls do, I went through my fair share of crying into dressing room mirrors when the swimsuit didn’t look like it did on the model in the ad, or when the smallest size wasn’t big enough. I also spent a majority of my formative years immersed in the uncultured world of […]

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The “Favorite Things” Gift Exchange

Whether there is a chill in the air or not, the holiday season is upon us! Many of us moms have already been planning holiday activities and festivities for months and with that comes the inevitable discussion about gift exchanges! We organize gift exchanges with our mom friends, our book clubs, our work mates, our […]

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5 Toddler-Friendly Holiday Traditions

Hurricane Harvey floods may have caused us to tweak a few of our traditions, but a bit of holiday spirit and creativity can fix any situation. Here are 5 holiday traditions I’ve started that are toddler-friendly that we can enjoy for years to come.  1} Decorate your home & tree. The first Christmas I had with […]

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