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Mondays with Marnie | The Struggle Is Real

Mondays with Marnie | The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle is REAL

 I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon for The DePelchin Children’s Center last week. Every once in a while there is a speaker that holds my attention. The speaker was introduced as a Harvard graduate that has appeared on CNN, FOX, The Oprah Winfrey Show, etc. Subconsciously, I was not expecting someone who had dealt with many struggles. He was articulate, well dressed, educated and successful. 

Boy was I wrong!

Josh Shipp is the author of the book, The Grown-Up’s Guide To Teenage Humans. A book that helps adults decode a teens behavior, develop trust, and raise respectable adults.  

Guess what? He struggled. I’m talking BIG TIME struggling. Josh was abandoned by a 17yr old mother at birth. He was raised in the foster system his entire teen years and lived in more homes than imaginable. He made himself a complete nightmare to live with so that he would get kicked out of every house. Ultimately, he met his match and no matter what he did, the family would not kick him out. They were in it for the long haul and all of the struggles that came with loving Josh. 

His main point is that all kids need one caring adult. One that will ride the wave of life with them. Someone to invest in them by giving them boundaries, time, and support they need to thrive. I believe we all need one caring person. Everyone’s struggle is different but everyone struggles. It breaks my heart to know that there are people out there without one caring person. If you know me and feel that way, please reach out. I’d be more than happy to be that one person for you!





According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, millennials made up the largest share of homebuyers in 2021, at 43 percent. For Houston’s Harris County, millennials are the largest generation, with the median age being 33 years, per the US Census Bureau.


If you’re feeling a little bored of your usual restaurants lately, Culturemap shared this list of the 10 most inventive pop-up and startup restaurant concepts every Houston foodie should know
From bar pop-ups to farmers markets,  these startups have developed their followings through word of mouth and social media. 

The Spring Buzz

This recipe puts a cool twist on the classic hot toddy. In this bev, we get to see whiskey’s tranquil side with a mix of honey, freshly steeped chamomile tea, and elderflower liqueur. 

Here’s what you need to make 2: 

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 bag chamomile tea
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • lemon wedge for garnish 


… so excited about my new listing on South Blvd. In case you missed it, here is a link to some coverage about the historic home, and the wonderful family that has owned it since 1996. 

Historic South Blvd. home owned by ex-MD Anderson president lists at $4.75M

Broadacres mansion owned by former MD Anderson president to list at $4.75M