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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

Celebrity suicides raise worries about copycats

Many people consciously or subconsciously emulate celebrities – they dress like them, talk like them and sometimes even have cosmetic surgery so they can look like them. Some people may even … 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

Three days of wildlife

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a wildlife enthusiast of one sort or another. The following should be of interest. The Texas Wildlife Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention, … 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

Yard of the Month

The Garden Club of Sealy has selected the home of Javier Arriaga, at 6189 Brockstein Road in Sealy, as the June 2018 Yard of the Month. 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

Be the hero of your grill this summer

Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends. … more

Food – friend or foe?

Ever since I can remember, food has been my answer to just about everything. Celebrating a victory? Out to dinner! Drowning in the sorrows of a terrible horrible no good very bad day? Ice cream - … 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

Woods, waters and wildlife: Snapper season expanded

It looks like Texas red snapper fishermen will see a season in federal waters that is 40 days longer than last year’s season. That’s just in federal waters; in state waters – those out to … 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

‘The Post’ is a layered suspense home run

In a world today where some of the core values and the general purpose of journalism has been pushed to the forefront of the public’s scrutiny, it isn’t easy to objectively look at one of the … 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
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