Ann Herlocher

Ann grew up in central Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State, where she met and later married her husband, Cory. They moved to Houston in 2007 and she started working in the nonprofit sector handling communications and marketing. She’s mom to three kids, Jack {June 2104}, Colin {September 2016}, and Abby {April 2019} and had every intention of being a working mom, but several months after their first was born her husband’s job led them to Calgary, Alberta Canada. After moving back to the area in September 2017, they gave up their previous inner loop status for suburban roots and are living in Spring. In her free time, Ann loves starting projects she never seems to finish, reading a good book and binge watching something other than Frozen or Dino Dan. Connect with her via Instagram {@annherlocher}.
A collage of five Elf on the Shelf positions. From top to bottom left to right: The elf is wearing a mask and next to a manger scene, The elf is taped to glass with the words "The floor is lava" next to him, the elf is wearing a mask and next to a present with a sign, the elf is hanging by a candy cane to a string, the elf is wearing a mask and holding a crafted fishing rod with goldfish surrounding it on top of a covered toilet bowl.

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas to Delight Your Kids in December

December is upon us, and if your house is anything like ours, this brings the return of our faithful friend, Mark the Elf. Some people will scoff, and others will make fun of the...

Parenting Resources for Busy Parents

Throughout my professional office career (prior to being a professional mom, of course), one task I always loved making time for was professional development. However, I never really thought of it much after I...

Taking Control of My Skin Care Before the Big 4-0

I have always struggled to feel confident about my skin. Throughout my adolescent years, I suffered from mild acne; enough to be annoying and at times embarrassing. And as I've gotten older, I still...

Managing Pregnancy Stress with Great Expectations Spa

Pregnancy comes with SO many questions, even for veteran moms. Add in a global pandemic, and life can just feel down right scary when you're getting ready to welcome a little one into this...

Protecting Our Pipes:: It Starts at Home

There are many things we can be doing as a family to help better our environment and community within our home and during day-to-day tasks. Recycling, turning off lights to help conserve energy, carpooling...

How Houston Moms Find the Best Child Care Specialists for Their Families

When I was pregnant with our first baby, I wanted to find a local resource that was all encompassing in terms of education, knowledge and expertise surrounding all things baby and family. It was...

Confessions of a Soon-To-Be, Reluctant Homeschool Mom

If you would have told me three months ago that I would be homeschooling my child for his first grade year, I would have laughed in your face {while being socially distant and wearing...

Expert Tips with Next Level Urgent Care

We are so proud to partner with Next Level Urgent Care to bring you up-to-date expert tips on caring for your family during this challenging time. We had the opportunity to speak with Dr....

Introducing An Inclusive Children’s Book for Kids of All Abilities

Books are so important to our family. We love reading them together, and as my oldest has grown, his pre-bedtime reading has become such a cherished part of his routine. He loves picking out...

The All Good Way to Diaper

Diapers are something that I had strong opinions about before our first was even born. I did countless hours of research on diaper materials, environmental effects, alternative methods... you know, all the things first-time...