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A New Zoo Review

My 15-year old was skeptical when I told her we were going to see the Zoo Lights at the Houston…

Navigating the Past

The first words out of my son Byrdie’s mouth when I pick him up from school are usually, “Did you…

Hey Boo Boo!

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, my family vacations were mainly of the s’mores-and-sleeping-bags variety.

Finding your thrill

I sat cross-legged in the sandy dirt at the foot of a blueberry bush at a pick-your-own farm called Blueberry…

Cabin Fever

“But won’t it be cold?” my in-laws asked, when I first proposed the idea of a February getaway to Garner…

Immeasurable Fun

Now that my son August is on the cusp of turning five years old, he’s stumbled upon the concept of…

DART Hopping

If your kids are like mine, they’re fascinated by trains. Perhaps it’s the powerful sound of the horn at crossings,…

A Texas Bucket List

In a few weeks, I’ll become a first-time grandmother when my daughter gives birth to a son, who will go…

Birds of a Feather

As soon as he sees the boardwalk, my four-year-old son Benjamin Byrd—“Byrdie” for short—takes off at a sprint, binoculars jiggling…

Round Top Holiday

My family of 12 was once referred to as “a small country.” Growing up in a four-bedroom house in Houston…

Boot Camping

I’ve explored many remote locales across Texas, so most people assume that I’m a seasoned camper. But here’s the real…

Underground Wonderland

As the smallest of the college students exploring a Hill Country cave on March 27, 1960, 19-year-old Orion Knox found…
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