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jamihouston

jamihouston
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Jami is an administrator in Higher Education and loves working with college students. She is married to husband Derek, a professor of education and is a mom to Ava (4). Jami and her family moved to Oklahoma from their life-long home of Illinois 2 years ago. She is trying to balance motherhood with hers and her husband's careers as well as adjusting to their new life in Oklahoma. Jami enjoys travelling, reading self-help books, trying new restaurants, cupcakes, and spending time with her family.

Maybe It’s Time to Rethink Fireworks?

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I love fireworks. They're explosive. They're spectacular. But sometimes I wonder, do we really need them? Is it time to examine their purpose and rethink how we use them for celebrations? My case against fireworks: 1....

Soccer Match for the Win

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My husband introduced me to professional soccer when we first started dating. I wouldn't call us fans exactly, but I actually really do enjoy watching the game. Something about the way the game never...

I’m an Indoor Mom

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As an adult, I finally feel comfortable admitting there are things in this world that other people like (and even love) that I just don't care for, or sometimes even hate. Gum. Ranch dressing. The Outdoors. Yep, I...

Fabulous Easter Basket Ideas That Don’t Include Candy

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When it comes to Easter baskets, I am usually on top of things. I start collecting items for weeks before: things my child wants, needs, and some things that are just fun. But this year,...

I Found a Way to Keep My House Clean: And it Wasn’t as Hard...

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First, let me say my house is not perfectly spotless all of the time. However, I have found a system that allows me to have a house that is relatively clean most of the...

A Little Love for Valentine’s Day

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Yes, more than likely, Valentine’s Day is a made-up holiday with a completely commercial purpose. But this day always holds a special place in my heart. It’s not the romance part (in fact, my...

Fun Mom vs. Get Things Done Mom

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Am I a fun mom or a mom who gets things done? I'd like to think I am both, but lately, it’s not which I prefer more that I’ve been struggling with, it’s which...

She’s Going to Fail! The Life Lesson I Learned From Soccer

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A few weeks ago I was scrolling through social media and came across an article about school success. I don't remember much about it except it set off an alert in my head. At some...

3 Ways Having a Child Has Benefited My Career

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So often the conversations around pursuing a career and having children focus on the negative or the downfalls - the guilt from being away from the office or child; the burden it puts on...

9 Things to Check Out at Your Local Library (And We Don’t Mean Books)

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I love libraries. Maybe it’s the introvert in me that feels drawn to quiet spaces; maybe it’s the two years in high school I spent as a library aide; maybe it’s my love of...

My Farewell to Daycare

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The last day of daycare, oh how I anticipated this day! As one friend said, they should drop confetti on your head when you make that last payment. Another said it's like getting a...