Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?
I was born and raised in Colombia. Then I moved to NYC to go to school and since 2014 I’m living in Houston.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Benjamin Salgado – 2 years old (almost 3) Olivia Salgado – 6 months old
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I am a super fan of Game of Thrones. As a mother of 2 I am embarrassed to say that I have not been able to watch the last season, including the grand final.
Favorite local activities to do in Houston?
Nothing like a nice morning run. When we first moved to Houston we lived in the museum district so Hermann Park hold a special place in my heart.
Do you have a favorite family-friendly restaurant in the area?
What local places do you go to for pampering and/or mom’s night out?
Tiny #5, Vida & Health Spa, Tiny Boxwoods.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
While pregnant with my first born, I had a million+1 doubts of whether I should go back to work. The question bounced around in my mind for months – 9 months to be exact! After many consultations with my pillow, I decided to pursue my life long dream of becoming an entrepreneur! It was going to be double the adventure, new mom, new business! And so, DigiClicks was born! It is a Digital Marketing Agency, where we truly believe that in today’s world “Every experience starts with a click”. There are no cookie cutter solutions, and we focus on creating innovative strategies through strengthening brand recognition and engagement of clients. We constantly strive to deliver custom solutions for our clients, anywhere from Web Design, SEO, Social Media Marketing, App Development, Web Analytics, Research, and Branding! Lately, one of the most frequent inquiries we receive are around Personal Websites – it’s an awesome way to set yourself apart in the competitive job market. The possibilities for design, layout, and text are nearly endless. www.digi-clicks.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Houston has been a special city for us, we got engaged here, got married, bought our first house and our two kids were born in Houston as well. Since we don’t have family here, we have met friends that have become family. I can say Houston has giving us everything, that’s why we loved this city.
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc.)?
The most difficult thing when you are a mom and an entrepreneur is finding balance in your life. So my advice is to learn to manage time in a way that you feel comfortable and happy. Everything can’t be done at the same time, so just be patience and prioritize.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
I would say: Lina sleep more and read more!!!!