Meet A Mom Archives
I love the spirit of the Houston community. I have found so many wonderful mama-friends through Facebook. They have helped me feel the sense of community and belonging. I love that. Being an expat, I don’t really belong anywhere, but I always manage to find my support system through fellow mamas.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston? I am originally from Los Angeles. I lived there until I was about 20 and then moved to San Francisco. I moved to NYC when I was 30. I came to Houston in 2015 and was delighted by what a...
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston? I’m originally from Houston (grew up in Memorial / Hunter’s Creek area), but left for my Plastic Surgery residency at Yale, came back to Houston to do a fellowship at MD Anderson and stayed on as...
Barbara is passionate about giving back to her community and has been involved with many charities. She especially enjoys when photography and philanthropy cross paths
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston? Though I was born In Chicago, I have lived in Houston for the majority of my life and therefore consider myself a Houstonian. Child(ren) and Age(s)? I have two children, they are Manny, 9 years old...
Meet Ceci Hudson Torn, Licensed Professional Counselor, co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of Ethos Behavioral Health Group.Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston? I grew up on a ranch in Shackelford County and went to Albany High...
The community here in Houston has helped me connect with so many people from diverse backgrounds and has inspired me on my journey to be my best self!
The Houston community is the reason why I am where I am today. If it wasn’t for my relationships with generous and philanthropic friends, corporate partners and the media over the years, all of this would have been impossible.
How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
The Houston community and especially the local news teams – KPRC Channel 2 in particular – regularly reach out to me as a reliable source of sex and relationship wisdom. I also have to credit our hospital systems. Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine call me in to educate their physicians and medical students or to present for their large fundraisers….”
How can we support you and your restaurants during this time? Which ones are open?
“All three restaurants are open for to-go and deliveries. For deliveries we ask that we have a 8-10 people minimum, or what many of our friends have done is made a multi-family order to a certain area. We also use Doordash”
“The community has really embraced our product and shared it with others. Whether it has been Debrah at Define: Bellaire who has the product to sample in her studio, local doctors or just the many members of the community sharing their results and how they feel on social media. We are grateful for the opportunity the product has given us to meet more people and help in their wellness journey. “
The Houston community has been so supportive overall…especially the different moms’ groups and neighborhood groups. I think it really helps my business for other parents to see that I’m relatable and that we are all in this together. The majority of my business comes from meeting parents within my local community and referrals.
“Houston is full of good people. Whether or not they are from here or transplanted here, everyone is friendly, willing to help one another and dreams big. This city is so big and vibrant and constantly changing. No one will tell you not to follow your dreams.” Elizabeth of MilkLoveYoga
I often say that I’m Houston’s biggest fan. I have found that here, if you have a dream, there are people who will join you in making it happen. That is so rare and so beautiful. Houston has allowed me the space to make my dream a reality and the community to come alongside me to facilitate its growth.
Today’s Meet a Houston mom is Dr. Brooke Goldner, a best-selling author, the founder of www.VeganMedicalDoctor.com , www.GoodbyeLupus.com, creator of the Hyper-nourishing Nutrition Protocol for Lupus Recovery, and is the author of 2 best-selling books, Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health and Healing.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston? I am a proud 4th generation Houstonian! I was born here, left to go to Baylor University in Waco but came back after school. I moved to the Montrose area after...
The mom community in Houston has been extremely instrumental to my business! Being able to connect with all of these moms not just on a business level but just having that connection of being a parent and understanding each other has been phenomenal. I would say about 95% of the clientele I have connected with over the past few years have been moms from local mom groups.
How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now? “Houstonians are really great at offering advice and support – especially other moms and women who own businesses. “
Honestly, my best advice will be to find/build a tribe and self-care! My tribe has helped me out in so many ways. If you are a single mom like myself take advantage of the time you have when the kids are gone.
Houston has provided great opportunities to get out and meet people who have contributed greatly in getting this message out to the community.
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