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Five ways to squash back-to-school stress

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

Fifth time’s the charm

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

Home is where the heart is

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

A fit, fun summer

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

The new rules of social media, gaming apps

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

Depression, anxiety don’t discriminate

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

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

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

Time is on my side, yes it is

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

Phobias and favorites

My daughter’s preschool recently had the kids do an “All About Mom” questionnaire, and her answers were every bit as epic as I could have hoped they’d be. Apparently, my 3- (and a half) … more

Paralysis becomes a blessing in disguise

I came to know Christ at a young age and surrendered my life to Him as a young teenager. When I was a teenager God began stirring in me a real heart for children, especially those who were … more

What moms are made of

Moms are the best. There’s arguably no one who knows me better than mama, accepts me more completely for who I am, or loves me like her. I’m blessed to have a great relationship with my mother. … more

The best books of all time

I had some difficulty coming up with a book for this week’s review, so I Googled “best books” to get some inspiration. While the list doesn’t particularly surprise me, although admittedly … more

You can’t always get what you want

There’s something so freeing about driving around town on a beautiful day, blaring music, and singing your heart out. Half the time I don’t know the words and butcher the melody, but it still … more

The Call

I met the father of my two oldest children when we were teenagers, around age 15. We ended up in a very long, very difficult relationship. If I had to pick three words to describe it, they would be … more

Staying grateful through thick and thin

When traffic is heavier, schedules are crazy, and life, in general, seems to be more taxing, it’s easy to get away from being grateful and become wrapped up in the struggles. During these … more

Experts address road projects, tourism and growth at summit

Experts addressed topics including the oil and gas industry, digital marketing, heritage tourism and Texas Department of Transportation projects during a growth summit held Friday at Liedertafel … more

One-act play wins district for 32nd straight year

In sports, the word “dynasty” is one of the highest honors a team can be awarded. It is reserved for those who constantly find themselves competing in championships over a period of about a … more

Marry, marry, quite contrary

I got engaged on Christmas Day and since that time I’ve purchased exactly one bridal magazine and made it through the first 15 pages of it (all ads). I took my nieces to look at bridesmaid dresses … more

'The house that Eric built'

Nov. 20, 2017, is a date etched in the minds of many Sealy residents. Kenny Willingham spent that morning with his best friend Eric Zapalac, Sealy Fire Department’s former chief. “Me and … more

Do more than live; experience life

Getting through life seems to get in the way of experiencing life sometimes, and that is not ok. Too often I find myself “doing” and not necessarily “experiencing.” I know that it’s a … more
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