This Week in Houston: September 16-22, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: September 16-22, 2019! In our What We’re Reading This Week column a writer at Texas Monthly succinctly laid out Houston fall. It’s hot. We want it to not be hot. We want sweaters so chunky you can’t tell if we’re wearing a bra and knee-high boots and pumpkins and fires with friends on crisp autumn nights. But, it’s still hot. The good side of not-fall is we get to buy all of our fall swag on sale! And, the pool and beach seasons are long. Even on cool snaps, the water is still warm well into November. So, embrace what we have. Take pictures of your sweaty kids with pumpkins and have a great week! What are you looking forward to? Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Or, to keep things more low key, scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Plus, it’s back to school time! Have a great week!

What We’re Reading This Week

Yards | Not Fall in Houston | New Food | Amelia’s Plane | Talent Myth Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every Lot “People elsewhere say their legitimate fears about traffic or the environment have been mischaracterized, caught up in an emotional debate over race and fairness.” 2 Legends of the Fall Those wistful end-of-summer photos on Instagram have us deeply envious. “Every year I have the same argument with my husband about whether it cools off in October (him) or November (me), and every year there we are, handing out candy on our porch steps while we slap at mosquitoes and fight for breath in the Calcutta-like humidity of Halloween. “ 3 5 Restaurant Openings We’re Excited About This Fall Houston, let’s eat! 4 Inside the search for Amelia Earhart’s airplane 5 The Talent Myth: Are smart people overrated? “Presumably, companies that want to encourage risk-taking must be willing to tolerate mistakes. Yet if talent

This Week in Houston: September 9-15, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: September 9-15, 2019! Hopefully, we can get just enough rain to make the plants happy and then head out to do all the things! It’s #PSL time, right?! What are you looking forward to? Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Or, to keep things more low key, scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Plus, it’s back to school time! Have a great week!

What We’re Reading This Week

I Hate Playing | Lava Raft | Stolen $7M Car | White Claw | Online Preschool Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 How I came to accept that I hate playing with my kids “…constantly entertaining my kids at the expense of my own sanity doesn’t mean I’m a good parent. It means I’m an exhausted and resentful one. And that’s not their responsibility — it’s mine.” 2 A Giant Lava Raft Drifting Toward Australia Could Help Save the Great BarrierReef And, think how smooth that pumice will ake all of our feet! 3 Inside the Twisted, Worldwide Hunt for a $7 Million Stolen Car For years, the Teardrop had remained in pieces at the back of the former factory, its parts in various spots, its paperwork scattered among office drawers. Somehow, the thieves knew exactly where to look for all of it.  4 White Claw Is What Happens When Being Cool Becomes Exhausting I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom! 5 Yes, there are online preschools.

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Do I Need Pelvic Floor Therapy? Let’s Talk About It Over Dinner!

Thanks to “Below Her Belt” dinner series and leva® for sponsoring this complimentary dinner and post initiating a discussion about women’s pelvic floor health (but many are not comfortable speaking candidly about!). Can’t control your bladder? You are not alone! Find out why your pelvic floor matters and what you can do to treat your leakage. Join us for a complimentary dinner and information session where you can mingle with local women while you enjoy food and refreshments. You’ll learn more about how strengthening your pelvic floor muscles plays a role in bladder control – and how FDA-cleared leva® and digital health app, can help without surgery or medication.  The session will be presented by Dr. Christi Pramudji, a Houston-based expert in comprehensive Female Urology and Urogynecology.  With nearly 20 years of experience, Dr. Christi is uniquely qualified to treat female pelvic conditions. ‘Below Her Belt‘ Dinner Series WHEN: Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WHERE: The Westin Houston, Memorial City | 945 Gessner Road, Houston, TX 77024 leva® More Information leva® is intended for strengthening pelvic floor muscles; and treatment of stress, mixed and mild to moderate urgency urinary incontinence (including overactive bladder) in women. Please talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you.

‘The Raft’ Family Unit Study

Or, how to do a Unit Study for any book! We are homeschoolers. Not those homeschoolers. You know, the ones whose kids are up practicing their violin at 7 a.m. after a nutritious breakfast. But, those homeschoolers are great. We’re also not those homeschoolers. You know, the ones who follow their children’s whims even if it leads to daily binges of Fortnite or spending weeks tracking down every dinosaur-related book, field trip, and video in the area. But, those homeschoolers are great. We are somewhere in between. The homeschoolers that find both ends of the spectrum fascinating but is not really either of them. Usually, my kids are wearing pants and we make sure to hit math and language arts daily. Usually. However, after binging The Brave Learner, by Julie Bogart, I wanted magic. I wanted adventure. I wanted to loosen up and still feel accomplished. We had a stack of library books. We always have a stack of library books. We mixed it up by starting our day forgoing the school table and opening the library bag. We moved our read-aloud time to breakfast. I happened to have two books by Jim LeMarche, Pond and The Raft. After Pond

This Week in Houston: September 2-8, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: September 2-8, 2019! Labor Day plans? Weather permitting there will be sun, grills, and pools! What are you looking forward to? Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Or, to keep things more low key, scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Plus, it’s back to school time! Have a great week!