Meet A Mom – Welcome to your Interview!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?
I am originally from Morristown, NJ. I have lived in Houston for 25 years.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have 2 children, Matthew 13 and Morgan Lee 10
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I am more of an introvert than an extrovert. It has taken me 50 years to figure it out. I get my energy and creativity from being alone.
Favorite local activities to do in Houston?
I am a resale junkie. I love the resale shops in Montrose. Blue Bird and Guild are my faves. Houston has awesome, affordable resale.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I am a MatchMaker & Dating Coach at DateShape in Memorial. I have been in MatchMaking for over 20 years and previously worked for It’s Just Lunch as a MatchMaker and Recruiter for Singles. I have a studio in Memorial, DateShape. I work privately with singles at DateShape to have success in dating. I created the DateShape Method for singles to identify an LTR potential by date 3. My clients and members value their time and energy in dating. I live to connect singles and get energy from coaching them to meet a true connection. My clients trust me with their heart and I do not take it lightly. It is a delicate responsibility.
I also taught group fitness, yoga, spin and Pilates in Houston for over 25 years. I have met so many Houstonians in my classes and at the gyms where I taught.
How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Houstonians are so friendly and warm. When I moved here 25 years ago, it was very easy to make friends and feel welcome. Houston has great energy. I have been fortunate to have many wonderful Houstonians embrace my business and help out with events and workshops. I love supporting and promoting Houstonians who are doing great work in Houston.
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc)?
Don’t feel bad about working hard in front of your kids. There is so much good in being an example of hustle. Showing your kids that you love what you do and are dedicated is priceless.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
No one is perfect and we do our best. Forgive yourself at the end of every day and start with a clean slate the next morning. Put your hand on your heart and talk to yourself like you would a good friend when you need love.
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
Sometimes we are blissfully dysfunctional and it’s ok 🙂