Ugochi Emenaha

Ugochi was born and raised right here in Houston, but has spent most of her adult life in the Midwest. She is a proud Nigerian American, member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and veteran teacher. She is a lover all things candy and spends her time exploring the city with her son Arinze {2014}. She has published her first book titled Beautiful {available on Amazon}.
woman working on work-life balance with toddler beside her

Working Women Unite:  3 Tips for Finding Work-Life Balance

Does work-life balance does exist? Yes, it does. Well, sort of.  Although you are a mom, an employee, and a person, you can't do everything. As a single parent, I have to remind myself...

How to Make Black History Month Part of Your Family Values

One of my students asked me why we celebrate Black History Month. I explained to him that when we first learned of COVID-19 we were told to wash our hands, give each other space,...

Reddit Babysitter and the Police Call: It’s a Tie, You Both Lose

Houston Moms is always proud to offer differing perspectives on a range of issues from our diverse team. For another take on this news story about the Reddit babysitter and the police call, check...

Daddy’s Girl: Grieving while Parenting

Losing a parent—or anyone around the holidays- seems like next level cruelty. But here we are. I want to first say that I am writing this in tears, but I am still writing. It...

Reclaiming Your Time: How and Why to Take a Social Media Break

Last June, I took a social media break. It didn’t quite go as planned. I hadn’t realized how many ways I was logged into my Facebook account, and how easy it would be to...

National Book Lovers Day:: A Love Letter to Books

  Dear Friend, Why do we need to celebrate books? Let me tell you why. To know books is to love them. And every day, I fall in love with their power and finesse. When I was...

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston

Juneteenth is this Saturday, June 19. There are lots of events happening around town for you to celebrate Juneteenth in Houston with the whole family this year! When I was growing up, I thought Juneteenth...

All My Single Mamas:: How to Treat Yo’ Self this Mother’s Day

I remember my first Mother’s Day as a single mama {which, due to a series of unexpected events, was my first Mother’s Day}. I told my teacher bestie that I was feeling sad that...

Lessons I’m Learning On Dating While Parenting

Dating while parenting is hard, but like most hard things I have to believe it’s worth it. And before you ask::• I am not pretending to be an expert as I write this. I’m...

Read Across America:: Read More, Learn More, and Change the Globe

Reading is a fundamental right. We send our kids to school so that they can become better readers and better thinkers. Reading more authentic literature leads to high levels of critical thinking—so equip your...