Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?
I was born and raised in Houston and have lived within the greater Houston area my entire life!
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have one son, Owen, who is 18 months old.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I have always been extremely independent. I spent a year in Spain studying Spanish when I was in college and traveled to other countries with friends and by myself.
Favorite local activities to do in Houston?
There is always something new to check out in Houston! We love trying new restaurants, attending concerts, Astros games, and festivals. I also love anything outdoors so I try to venture to different parks and trails within the area.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I am a second-generation Speech-Language Pathologist. My mother founded Nancy L. Foreman and Associates, LLC which is a boutique speech therapy practice that has served the Bellaire/Houston area for more than 30 years. I have been working as an SLP for the past 10 years in various settings gaining my own experience, and have recently acquired the practice. At our practice we see clients of all ages who experience speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders. Since we are a family-owned business, our core values have always been “family-first” and value our clients’ families goals and perspectives as we are helping them navigate speech therapy. It is incredibly personal when you are told that your child may not be meeting developmental milestones, and becoming a mom has given me a unique perspective that has helped me become a better therapist. Our mission is to ensure that every client has a voice and their families feel supported in the process. Please reach out to us if you’re looking for services for yourself or a loved one.
How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Though Houston is large, we are located in a community that feels small and has a next-door neighbor feel to it. We are grateful for the wonderful connections and partnerships we have made within the Houston community, and how it has shaped our practice.
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc)?
It may be cliche, however, this saying rings true “You cannot pour from an empty cup”. There is a season for everything and something may have to take a back seat for a while so that you can mentally, emotionally, and physically thrive.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
Be confident, you are capable of so much!
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
Definitely giving him options so that he feels like he has a choice! “Do you want to clean up your blocks or books?” 😀