Meet a Houston Mom | Meet Leslie Oviedo of Method 31 | West University Moms

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?

I was born in Houston in 1991 and have lived here all my life.

Child(ren) and Age(s)? 

I have a six-month-old son named Henry.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…

Despite being an organizer, I have pretty bad ADHD. Tidying and other domestic tasks just happen to be what I hyperfocus on.

Favorite local activities to do in Houston? 

I love checking out all the unique goodies at the myriad of specialty grocery stores we’re lucky enough to have here.

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share! 

Although I gave up in-person organizing with the birth of my son to focus on homemaking, I’ve continued the online world of Method31. I share practical tips and stories about work and lifestyle organization over on method31.com

How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?

I hate networking but I’ve been lucky enough to meet a handful of supportive people who not only helped boost my business while working but also made a significant impact in terms of my battle with postpartum depression.

What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc)?

First and foremost learn your strengths and admit your weaknesses. Get someone else to cover those. The “do it all yourself” mindset is a lie and everyone needs help, but delegation is a muscle that requires a little training. 

What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids? 

Honestly, she wouldn’t have listened anyway. I had to go through it to really believe how much I could take on. 

Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?

Locking my phone screen and snapping my eyes shut so the baby thinks I’m asleep and resettles!

 

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