Christina Sizemore

Christina {Chris} is a Houston native. She grew up just north of the Heights and after a short stent in Oklahoma to obtain an advertising degree, she now resides in Spring with her husband, daughter {2013} and black lab {2016}. In 2017, just before Hurricane Harvey, their lives were devastated by a house fire. They lost their home, belongings, dog and her husband almost lost his life. Chris had two options, succumb to PTSD, guilt and depression, or live. She chose to live life brazenly. Today she is a marketing consultant, writer, artist, and adventurer; working from home or from the woods with her family in their renovated camper. Together they have a goal of visiting every state park in Texas {there are 89 total}, stand up paddle board in tow. Chris is currently writing a book about their home fire journey. She has a passion for mental health, exploration and encouraging others to see the world, follow their dreams, and live life brazenly. You can find more of her writing and art at, or follow her on Instagram @strongerthanfire, where she shares her family’s adventures, encouragement and weird humor like the backyard telenovela and reviews of made-for-TV Christmas movies.
The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Tree Farms Around Houston from Houston Moms

The Best Houston Area Christmas Tree Farms

The best way to make it feel like the holidays? A Christmas tree, of course! Find the perfect one for your home at a variety of Christmas tree farms across the city. Of course you...
The Ultimate Guide to holiday fun runs and walks

Houston’s Holiday Fun Runs & Races

Run, run, Rudolph – whether you want to run through light exhibits rather than drive, or you’re going for best dressed costume while jogging through the streets, check out Houston-area fun runs below. We've broken...
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Normalizing Mental Health Care for Children

During the 9 months of pregnancy in which I was growing our daughter I often thought to myself, “I wonder what weird thing I am going to do that is going to screw her...

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Swim Teams

I have to preface this whole article by saying, neither my husband, nor I, a Houston native, grew up in the world of swim teams. We both played baseball and softball and then co-ed...

Why Fairfield Lake State Park May Become a Gated Community

Fairfield Lake State Park sits about 150 miles north of Houston, just east of Waco. It boasts a 2,400 acre lake; a favorite fishing spot for anglers across the state. You can stay at...

An Insider’s Guide to the Houston Rodeo Cook-Off

At the end of February is The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. It's known to most Houston natives (or those who’ve been here long enough to call themselves native) as...
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A House Divided During an Astros vs Phillies World Series

You see, my husband Bill and I got to know each other over baseball games in college. We both played in our youth. Before we were parents, we played co-ed softball together, our team...

Tips for Preventing and Preparing for a House Fire

We all think a house fire will never happen to us. I thought the exact same thing, and then it did happen. In 2017 my house burned down with my husband and dog inside....

Maternal Mortality in Texas, It’s Time to Tell Our Stories

In 2020 the US maternal mortality rate was 23.8 deaths per 100,000 live births. This is three times more than the rate in 10 other high-income countries studied. What’s more, this number has been...

Houston Area Farmers Markets Guide

Houston Area Farmers Markets are some of my favorite places in the city. They are filled with folks living their dream and doing what they love; from micro green growers to gluten free bakers,...