Amanda Sorena

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My Post-Vaccinated Calendar Has Me Overwhelmed

As soon as I hit the sign-up button for our kids to re-join the swim team this summer, I could feel my shoulders start to tense up. I stared blankly at … Continue reading

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

I Worry That My Pre-Covid Mom Routines Are Never Coming Back

Every morning I wake up and reach for my phone for my morning intake of social media. I open Facebook, then Instagram, then my email and finish off with a … Continue reading

April 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

20 Must-Dos for Your Houston Holiday Bucket List

Whether it’s your first holiday season in Houston or you’ve spent decades enjoying the not-so-cold temperatures and uniquely Texan traditions (tamales, anyone?)—each season brings something new and different to the Bayou … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

I’m Exhausted From Pandemic School Choices and I Bet You Are Too

My friend shared a meme regarding school that hit a little too close to home. You know the scene, it’s from The Princess Bride where Vizzini is with Westley and trying to guess which … Continue reading

October 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

25 Things to Do While Social Distancing in Houston This Summer

It’s official, with the delayed school start, summer just got a bit longer for Houstonians. As we enter month four (or is it five?) of our new COVID normal, it … Continue reading

July 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Covid Chronicles – Overthinking hydrangeas and effects of spending so much time at home together

Several years ago, I placed a hydrangea plant in our front yard. I love this flower for its purple hues and it was one of the most prominent flowers used … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

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