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Somebody asked me how I could live in Texas during a summer with 32 days of 100-degree weather. I answered, “By looking forward to fall.” And now it’s fall. The weather guys say autumn … more
When the school year got started about a month ago, I came up with a short set of five goals for myself to help kick the year off right, and I thought it might be fun to check in and see how … more
Last week I shared about the little puppy we began fostering, Maggie. At the time, we didn’t know whether or not we would simply be her foster family ... or her forever family. Well, a lot can … more
Those who know me, even if only a little, know two things about me: One, I have three young children who I adore, and two, I love my dogs. Many moons ago, before my husband and I had actual human … more
The start of each school year brings new routines for families to adjust to, which can leave little to no time to think about dinner. With the right ingredients, however, it’s still possible to … more
I have a love/hate relationship with technology. When it works, I’m on Cloud Nine at how effortlessly my world can be optimized, but when it doesn’t … watch out. Heaven help the … more
Local bars and restaurants are contemplating going before Sealy City Council to request extending their alcohol-serving business hours from midnight to 2 a.m. The way I understand it, if council … more
I’m sort of obsessed with Frankie Valli. I first remember discovering his music as a little girl, going to the oldies night at Chelsea’s (our local burger and shake shop in New Orleans) with my … more
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) can sneak up on you. It’s a progressive brain disease that affects deer, elk and moose, and, once contracted, it’s fatal. Curtains. Lights out. Life’s … more
Back-to-school season means plenty of evening hours spent completing homework, attending extracurricular activities and preparing to repeat the school-day routine the next day. For many families, … more
This past week our daughter turned 4. Somehow she went to bed a 3-year-old semi-toddler, and woke up a 4-year-old little lady. I can’t quite explain it, but nearly instantly she seemed a bit … more
Editor’s Note: There’s just no way to squeeze this story into a neat package. It has many layers, from baseball to addiction to faith and family. There is much more to come from our … more
Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school … more
While my husband and I were planning our wedding, I don’t believe I would have qualified myself as a “bridezilla.” However, during those first few months of wedded bliss, I may have … more
Over the last few months, I’ve shared about having our home on the market. Now, I’m happy to report that after all of the open houses, high hopes, and negotiations we are a mere few days … more
During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging.Even … more
Did I sleep in on the day that the social media rules changed? I’m not talking about privacy settings on Facebook, and I think we all know not to accept a friend request from a 65-year-old man … more
This is a tough subject to tackle, because I’m not a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or any sort of health professional. I’m not qualified to diagnose whether someone is clinically … more
I was a little girl, about 7 or 8, and my dad was driving me to school one day when I very nonchalantly asked him, “Daddy, have you started saving up yet?” Inside, I think he beamed with … more
I turned 41 years old this year, and I feel every bit of 41 years old. Some of my high school friends have grandchildren. My parents are almost 70. Whaaaat? I used to be the youngest … more
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