Amanda Sorena

Blogger, Writer, Urban Adventurer

To the New Homeschooling Mom, Give Yourself a Break

Just like every other home in America, we have suddenly become a one-room schoolhouse. Let me be clear. I have never had a desire to be a teacher, let alone … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

I’m So Over Theme Days at My Kids’ School

A few months back, my kids celebrated their 50th day of school, and as such, students were encouraged to dress up in 1950s style dress. At face value, this is … Continue reading

February 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Family-Friendly Guide to Houston’s Downtown Tunnels

Downtown Houston Tunnel System 909 Fannin St Houston, TX When we first moved to Houston and I visited downtown, I was shocked by the lack of people. I was used … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

9 Behind-the-Scenes Tours for Families in Houston

When I was a kid, I remember watching a Sesame Street episode where they toured a Crayola factory and showed us how crayons were made. I was mesmerized looking at … Continue reading

January 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

10 Houston Playgrounds with Awesome Climbing Structures

Why is it that from a young age, kids seem to want to climb to high places and give us premature grey hair? While I might not understand it, I … Continue reading

December 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Choo-Choo, All Aboard Houston’s Best Holiday Trains

Maybe it’s all those readings of The Polar Express, or maybe it’s the images of model trains chugging around a Christmas tree, but there is no denying that trains and … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

6 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Houston for Families

It’s the most sparkliest time of the year—or, at least, it’s time for all those lights and big Christmas trees to make their appearances around town. In a city the … Continue reading

November 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

My Afternoons Are a Disaster and I Bet Yours Are, Too

  For anyone who thinks moms have it together all the time, here’s a scene of what went on yesterday afternoon in my home. Girl six is crying because everyone … Continue reading

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

It doesn’t take much time dining out with kids to realize that while most restaurants have kids’ menus, that does not mean that they are kid-friendly. To me, there is … Continue reading

September 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

My Kids Inspired Me to Do a Triathlon

  We’re constantly talking to our kids about being brave and trying hard things. We give them messages that if they work at it, there’s no telling how far they … Continue reading

September 12, 2019 · Leave a comment