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Powerful Parenting Academy Coaching with Shirley Solis & West University Moms

February 10, 2019 | 0 comments

Have you ever found yourself in a rut – where things just don’t seem to be running smoothly and you feel like they are starting to spin out of control? This is how I felt over the past few months. After going through a divorce, moving the family home for the third time in four years, with my family living out of state, I had started to feel like I needed support, desperately. Coupled with running a business and trying to feel like My kids weren’t listening to me and I wasn’t communicating effectively. They were...

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Inner Loop Laundry – Saving Houston Moms Time and Energy

January 27, 2019 | 0 comments

As a mom of two boys, laundry can be a completely monotonous, mundane and exhausting chore. Naturally, I was thrilled when I discovered Inner Loop Laundry, a wash and fold laundry service that picks up and delivers to Houston neighborhoods including West U, Bellaire, Southampton, Downtown, Galleria and Greater Heights.

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How a Sketch turned into a Story of Inspiration

January 4, 2019 | 0 comments

I have always been amazed at how supportive the Houston community is and how we show up for one another.  I find it especially true with moms, we easily encourage each other and try to help one another thrive and succeed. It’s because of this aspect that my favorite section of the website is the weekly “Meet a Mom” blog post where I get to interview local moms and find out what they love to do and what their passions are (besides parenting). Last month, when I interviewed the amazing Eyebrow Microblading Artist HTX Brow...

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West University Mom’s Holiday Guide

December 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Welcome to the West University Moms Holiday Guide. We didn’t want to miss an opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the very special local businesses amongst our community that work tirelessly for all of us.  The local shops, stores, and businesses of our community become intertwined with the growth and prosperity of our city. So this holiday season, let’s take our patronage to the entrepreneurs amongst us who are hard at work to employ locally, source locally and most importantly, thrive locally. We’re so excited to showcase this select...

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Why We Love Parry Botanicals

November 15, 2018 | 0 comments

You might have noticed, but we have become big fans of Elizabeth Parry and her all-natural beauty line, Parry Botanicals. Elizabeth lives right here in West U with her husband and three-year old son. We sat down with her recently to pick her brain about being an entrepreneur and her skincare line. Tell us how and why you created your beauty line, Parry Botanicals? A few years ago, I got very sick!  I went to over a dozen doctors that year.  No one could seem to figure out what was wrong.  I began doing a great deal of research and what I was...

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Mom Life Just Got Easier

September 6, 2018 | 0 comments

Moms — we have some BIG and exciting news to share! To further our commitment of giving moms the gift of time, we are pleased to announce the launch of The Local Moms Network app.

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The Local Moms Summer Reading Picks

July 18, 2018 | 0 comments

There is nothing quite like relaxing just by yourself with a refreshing beverage and a good book! The Local Moms Network has rounded up some favorite picks for an enlightening summer read. Happy Reading! I Say My Name Years ago, frightened by passion, Eve settled for less: marrying safely, building a solid, ordinary life. Now she longs for more… READ II An American Marriage Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting...

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The Magic of Music – It’s Never Too Early to Expose Children to Music

January 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Our family has been enjoying Prelude Music classes since we moved to Houston a few years ago.  Our older son Mattias was 3 at the time, and reveled in the wonderful instruments, songs, and dance of the Music Together seasonal collections. I was pregnant with Emilio (who is now almost two) and little did I know Emilio was attending Prelude classes in utero, absorbing it all and would later become my Rhythm Kid. When Emilio turned three months old we returned to the family classes and noticed that he would tap his foot along to the beat and...

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Children’s Winter Gear Reinvented

January 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Ok, so we technically could have used all of these products during last week’s unusual freeze in Houston, but for all of those winter travel destinations, packing the right children’s gear can turn any trip into an adventure! Light-up rain boots, animal hats with a scarf, mittens that don’t get lost, rain coats and snowball and snow fort maker — we have winter wonderful products to make any snowy or rainy day even at home a blast! Animal Hat and Scarf Wraparound How jealous are you of your kid’s clothes these days and...

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Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

December 7, 2017 | 0 comments

All the extremely successful people I know — and all the great leaders I know — are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them. (Maybe that’s why Mark Cuban says knowing how to sell is the one skill everyone needs to be successful.) But being persuasive doesn’t mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the benefits and logic of an idea to gain agreement — and that means we all need to be more persuasive. And that’s...

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