Anne R

Anne has spent most of her life living in Katy, Texas or finding her way back to it. After several years in Houston, Anne, her husband, two daughters and their dog migrated back to Katy. Years spent trying to juggle full time motherhood and full time community mental health jobs led Anne to open her own counseling practice. Anne Russey Counseling provides online therapy for moms, anxious adults and LGBTQ+ people throughout Texas. Anne is at her best as a mom when she is on the go {with or without her kids} and would take a dentist appointment over imaginary play any day. Anne is learning to accept she will never get it all done and to embrace the joy she finds in reheated cups of coffee while her kids play independently for a few precious moments. You can find Anne’s thoughts, usually related to mental health, on her blog.
Three cups of ice cream with the label Somisomi. Two of the cups have a goldfish waffle on top.

A Houston Moms Guide to Katy Asian Town

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Exploring Enneagram: What It’s Like Being a Nine

From what I understand, Enneagram Nines, also known as the Peacemakers, may have a harder time figuring out their number than other types. 9s by nature tend to be empathetic, open minded and self-aware...

Holiday Survival Strategies for People Pleasing, Perfectionist Moms

While the holidays can be filled with magic and merry, they can also be fraught with overtired, whiney kids {and adults} who are constantly on the verge of a meltdown. So, what can we...

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Find Mental Health Care in Houston

There is no threshold for how bad you have to feel to deserve support. Maybe you’re feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. You could be struggling with mom rage or relying on alcohol or other...

My Kids Will Eat What I Cook and Other Lies I Told Myself

Bless my pre-mom heart. Like most would be parents, I had all kinds of hopeful expectations about what kind of mom I would be. And then I had babies. Here are the top 5...

Reflections of an Adult Child of Grey Divorce

After nearly 35 years of marriage, and a quarter of a century of child raising in their rear view mirror, my parents were successfully launching their young adult daughters into the world. Their youngest...

Parenting with Pride :: Community in Houston for Parents of LGBTQ+ Kids

Navigating the coming out process as a parent of an LGBTQ+ child {or adult child} can feel lonely and isolating. You’re trying to respect your kid’s process and timeline while holding space for your...

Learning to Love the Kind of Mom I Am

Six years into this motherhood journey I’d like to think I’m starting to figure a few things out. I’ve quit judging other moms for their decisions and am better at not letting the differing...

Friday Favorites:: Edition 21

We’re three months in, and 2021 already feels like she is trying to one up 2020. As we approach one year of living through a global pandemic, many Houstonians are still reeling from the...

Parental Burnout In a Pandemic:: Know the Signs and Learn to Cope

If you’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and depleted, you are not alone. Most of us have been pouring from empty cups for months now, and are living with parental burnout. We’ve been facing what feels...