Corona And Homeschooling How To Be Happy, Productive, and Fun

Corona and homeschooling – not usually two words that go together! Hopefully, you are embracing this new opportunity, the coronavirus has afforded us, as a gift to spend time with your kiddos as unexpected homeschoolers. But, we all know, even gifts can not be exactly what you want – and, that’s okay! Fortunately, making the best of an unexpected situation will help you stay sane and productive. It is time to be glass-half-full people! Rythym Not Schedule Do you have a regular pizza and movie night? Your kids look forward to it. They ask about it and plan for it. That is a family rhythm. There are so many color-coded schedules being passed around right now. I can guarantee you a home rhythm will make your family happier than a schedule. The difference is, with a rhythm you eat three meals a day. With a schedule, you eat breakfast at 8 am, lunch at noon, dinner at 6 pm. A great rhythm is a flow from one activity to the next that creates an overall familiar pattern from day to day. It really helps you to keep moving forward and the expectation is a sanity saver! Home, Not School Julie

Quarantine Week 2 (a.k.a. What To Do When You Can’t Go Out)

Quarantine Week 2 – things are not back to normal. Last week was full of uncertainty. This week is probably going to be focused on setting up that new routine, not going stir crazy, and collectively praying we do not end up on full lockdown. TP is still a mysteriously popular commodity. All in-person events are still canceled. Remember to get your information from a reputable source like the CDC. Though that guy who your sister knew in high school on Facebook really seems to know what he’s talking about. There may still be places open please use discretion and judgment before heading out. Fortunately, we live in the best city so use this time to share the love. If you are financially able, tip better, order food more, and buy something from a small business even if it is a little different and you don’t need it (your local shopping strips and farmer’s markets are a great place to start). Below are some great activities you can participate in this week. Have a great week, Houston! It is Time to Homeschool Set up your homeschool. Do not mistake it with actual homeschooling. When you are really homeschooling there are

What to do This Week in Houston: March 16-22, 2020

It sounds like a great week (or eight) to stay in! Nearly all events have been canceled and the CDC is recommending if you do go out to follow some basic guidelines. There may still be places open please use discretion and judgment before heading out. Maybe take some advice from the Italians? In that quarantine spirit, we are going to share some awesome ideas for staying in! Have a great week, Houston! Make a fort, then… Read that stack of books that have just been sitting there. Keep the kids engaged – check out these High-Quality online resources for kids of all ages and stages. There’s a link to Google Culture & Arts where you can take virtual/ street view tours of hundreds of places around the world – so cool! Relax, take a nap. Binge on Netflix. OD on screen-time (yeah, I said it) – don’t do school at home! Yet. Garden – I know there are some weeds you could take care of. Spring clean. Make a capsule wardrobe. Marie Kondo something! Take a walk. Pull out the arts & crafts bucket. Do something cool you found on Pinterest. Have a scout? There are a lot of

The Best Events This Week in Houston: March 9-15, 2020

What a week!? Amiright! Ironically (or timely), The Health Museum is showing Outbreak… Unfortunately, some of these events may be canceled so please make sure you check the ‘More Information’ link before you head out. Here is what is coming up this week: March 9-12, 2020! Have a great week, Houston! (P.S. wash your hands and quit hoarding toilet paper!.) What are you looking forward to? Don’t forget to scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers as well as our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Have a great week!

The Best Events This Week in Houston: March 2-8, 2020

It is officially Houston Rodeo time! Dust off your hats and boots it is time to get out and into the fun! There is so much Rodeo we have our own rundown dedicated just to that event. Need to mix things up? Here is what else is coming up this week: March 2-8, 2020! Have a great week, Houston! What are you looking forward to? Don’t forget to scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers as well as our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Have a great week!

It’s not just ‘A Little Leak’ – Let’s Talk Women’s Pelvic Floor Health, Treatments, & Solutions

Thanks to leva for sponsoring this post in order to initiate an open discussion about pelvic floor health and bladder leakage, a common problem affecting over 20 million women’s urinary health. Can’t control your bladder? You are not alone! Have you had a baby? Roughly fifty percent of women will experience some kind incontinence or pelvic floor weakness within the first year of giving birth and up to 1/3 to 1/2 will continue to have these problems five years later.1 But, it is not just a postnatal problem. High impact sports and prolapse can also lead to a weak pelvic floor. Accordingly, there is a lot of Google-advice for pelvic floor exercises and solutions. Although, a lot of women are not sure how to do them or if they are doing them correctly or effectively. If you are having ongoing symptoms of pelvic floor weakness it is time to find a solution. There are many causes of bladder leakage due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Some of the more common are: Childbirth Increasing age Hysterectomy Diabetes Menopause Elevated BMI What are your symptoms? Take this quiz to rate your bladder health and get your pelvic score. WHY? WHY? WHY? After

The Best Events This Week in Houston: February 24-March 1, 2020

It’s rodeo time! Despite the wet/ dry/ beautiful/ cold weather we have been having the boots are out the riders are on the move and there is a lot to do in Houston. Check out our 2020 Houston Rodeo Family Guide to see what is new and what not to miss. Here is what is coming up this week: February 24 – March 1, 2020! Feeling like staying in? Your garden needs you! Now is the time to plant and weed. Definitely, a good idea before it gets so hot you give up and let them overrun you! Have a great week, Houston! What are you looking forward to? Don’t forget to scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers as well as our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Have a great week!

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Upcoming Events

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Sun 29

The Bayou City Art Festival

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 29

Guided Hike at Lake Houston Wilderness Park

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 30

Free Czech Language Classes

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Apr 01

Mommy Mingle at CMH

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 02

Tai Chi

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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MECA Dia de los Muertos Festival

November 2 @ 11:00 am 7:00 pm


Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a uniquely Mexican festivity and Latin American tradition observed annually on November 1st and 2nd. Día de los Muertos is a culmination of pre-Colombian heritage and Catholic influence honoring the souls of the dead in a lively, cheerful celebration. Our ancestors and dearly departed are beckoned to return in a spirited show of music, dance, theater, visual art and most essentially through a display of altars, or ofrendas. Vibrant marigolds, papel picado, food, water, Christian Saints and symbols adorn heartfelt altars in hope that these honored souls might accept our invitation. 

Now in its nineteenth anniversary, MECA’s event has flourished into a month long event of festivities. It features altar and retablo exhibitions, community workshops, and a two day festival boasting a variety of traditional foods from the Americas, authentic Latin American arts and crafts, and three performance stages. MECA’s Día de los Muertos: Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Future, is held at MECA’s colorful, art-filled campus located at the nationally recognized historic Dow School in the heart of Houston’s Old Sixth Ward. We hope you will join us for this vital community-wide cultural celebration. 

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