A Friend of the Blog (Best) Kind. #HappyMamas

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I found friends on the internet a while ago.  As the story goes, shortly after I started my blog a friend of a friend sent me an email about something and at the end of her message there was a link to her blog. Once I visited her space, I discovered she had links to many other […]

Avery & Austin, The Cure For Boredom

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My kids get bored sometimes around our house, even though there is absolutely NO shortage of toys in our abode and the fact that on any given day I could probably build a structure AROUND myself with the amount of LEGO we have. Never you mind though.  They will find some time during a weekend […]

Towel-Folding, it’s an art

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There is A LOT of talk about mothers and motherhood in my life right now. First, because I am one. Second because I’m a part of this “little” it’s actually a pretty big show called “Listen To Your Mother.” Third, because I have an essay published in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, […]

A Powerful Chorus

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On the eve of our first rehearsal for this year’s Listen To Your Mother show in Beaumont I decided to make small but meaningful “goodie” bags for our cast members.  I made one for each of the nine people that would be reading with Jennifer and I that day, and instead of just putting their […]

Bloodline – A Don’t Miss Netflix Series

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  I started watching Bloodline last week at the suggestion of some friends. And when I say some friends I mean Leigh Ann and Jennifer.  During the first episode I watched, I was sitting next to Tim in the bed watching it on my laptop and I paused it and said to him, “I don’t […]

Counting Cabs

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I have realized in the last few months that I consistently think of my daughter as “older”.  Meaning I think about her being an older kid because her oldest brother is so mature and her other brother is almost 8 years old.  Sometimes I do not give her enough credit for still being 5.  KWIM? […]

Uncommon Goods & Healthy Habits

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I have this ever-present internal struggle with food.  I’m pretty sure I have talked about this here before.  I’m not going to delve into all the “pshyco-babble” about why, who, what or where, just know it’s there.  So, in an effort to help myself eat and drink more healthily, I have been looking for any […]

Moody Gardens Adventures!

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This year for Spring Break we decided to head to Galveston, TX for a few days.  We had never been before and I had heard good things about some of the attractions and that there is quite a bit to do with kids.  Since it’s only about a 4 hour drive and there’s a beach, […]

Old School Blogging – 12 Questions

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Whew! Y’all, I almost forgot about Old School Blogging this month!  Can you believe that? (yes, so can I).  Thankfully it came to me amongst a ton of other random thoughts yesterday morning and my pal Emmy is a real trooper and decided short notice was fine.  I have such great friends.  Emmy is an […]

Did Y’all Know That I am “Frumpy”?

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Yeah, me neither. Turns out some stranger on the Huffington Post FB page thinks I am.  I’m also supposedly a bad selfie-taker and because I do not like to impulse buy lipstick and shoes (okay the second one is kind of a lie…), I am “lame”.  People also inferred that I like to sit around […]