Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?
I was born and raised in California and have been in the Houston area for about 13 years now. I’ve lived all over Houston starting in Kingwood, then to the Galleria and Medical Center area. Once I got married and started a family, we moved out to Pearland where we have settled. I absolutely love our suburban neighborhood that’s still in very close proximity to Houston.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have three little sweethearts. A 5-year-old and 2-year-old twins.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
When I was 25 years old, I solo traveled to Thailand for the Chinese New Year. I spent about a week touring Bangkok and Phuket all by myself. It was one of the best experiences of my life!
Favorite local activities to do in Houston?
We love going around town trying out different splash pads. We also love a good farmers market – Our favorites are the Bay Area Farmers Market, Perfect Pear Farmers Market and the Imperial Farmers Market. Pre-pandemic and before kids, my husband and I spent a lot of time picnicking on the hill at Miller’s Outdoor Theater – there’s such a variety of shows to choose from.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world?
Yes! I am the Site Curator and Content Creator for South Houston Moms
, which is part of The Local Moms Network. South
Houston Moms is a go-to resource for everything in and around Sugar Land, Pearland and Friendswood. This site was founded with the goal of giving moms the gift of TIME by delivering curated hyper-local community connections, activities and events. I encourage mamas to follow us on our social media accounts
to stay current on local information, giveaways and all things mom!
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc)?
My best advice is to micro-manage your time. I know the term micro-manage can be triggering because it has such a negative connotation, but when it comes to doing it for yourself, it can keep you organized. For example, I schedule out my family time and my business time weekly – it keeps me sane and not all over the place in my thoughts and what I need to get done.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
Life happens in seasons and to treasure each one.
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
As a twin mom, I’m the shortcut queen! My kids all wear boring plain white socks, that way I’m never spending time searching for matches on laundry day. Not funny per se, but it has definitely helped me through motherhood.