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Dreams Come True at Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Many, many years ago I attended The Nutcracker live for the first time. It was performed by a small-ish city ballet company, with recorded music piped in over a loud speaker. I remember...

“Weekend” Has a New Meaning Here

When I was a kid, weekend meant a mix of sleeping, television, homework, friends, and general relaxation. Growing into adulthood, weekend has meant projects, planning, and a flurry of our...

Wordless Wednesday: a 21st Century Family Portrait

Considering the recent change in our family’s life, this will be how our weeknight family time looks for the next year. Thank goodness for modern technology! {note: my husband was...

I’m Jealous of Your Summer

This is the only time of year when following my friends’ Instagram photos becomes truly painful. That’s because so many of you are posting pictures of your toes as you sit...

LOCAL DEAL & Fundraiser: Splashway Water Park & the Snowdrop Foundation

Not only does today’s local Houston deal through Juice in the City offer a great value for family fun, it raises money for families in need! TODAY ONLY, pay just $10 for adult or...

Surprise: I’m a Hockey Fan!

I never thought I would find myself saying this, but I’m a hockey fan!  Who knew?! First, I don’t like most organized sports, and even mumble my way through my own son’s...

The Psychology of Texas Weather

According to my California-bred, long-time Oregon resident brain, when a day looks like this: the temperature should look something like this: But here in Texas, you end up happy –...

What Builds Character?

This week my friends, family, and followers on Facebook and Twitter have been subjected to my “Saga of the Cub Scout Day Camp” updates.  My 9yo son is a Bear in  Cub Scouts,...