Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or ElizabethKBaker.com

Preparing Your Child for Surgery and a Hospital Admission

My eleven-year-old son recently had major spine surgery and stayed in the hospital for 10 days. While this was stressful and exhausting, being prepared ahead of time helped both him as a patient and...
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Can We Talk About Disabled Children and Puberty?

Confession: I struggle with how to talk about the topic of disabled children and puberty. I sometimes even wonder if I should. My disabled son is unable to give consent for me to tell...

Why I’m Not Clutching My Pearls Over Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red

Disney and Pixar's Turning Red is causing quite a stir among mom communities. Much ink has been spilled on its content and questions surrounding age appropriateness. Will you watch the movie with your kids...
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Get In Airplane Mode This Spring Break at Lone Star Flight Museum

March is here, and that means it's time for Houston moms to make Spring Break plans! We aren't traveling this year, so I'm looking for some fun staycation ideas right here in our city...

Great Hearts Online: A Great School Option for Texas Families

If the past two years of pandemic life have taught us moms anything, it's that we are amazing at coming up with flexible, creative solutions for everything. Since March 2020, PIVOT has been the name...

Save Time and Money on Electricity Shopping with EnerGenie

This year, I have two main personal goals as the household manager of our family. One of my goals is to be more intentional about how I use my time and outsource tasks when...

We Can Do This: Where to Find a COVID Vaccine in Houston

Now that January is in full swing, it’s time to start making plans for the coming weeks and months. There’s the start of a new school semester, spring sports and activities, and Spring Break...

Bookish Tips to Level Up Your Reading Game This Year

Many people start the year with a goal of reading more books. But how do you go from sporadically reading a book here and there to reading 20, 50 or even 100+ books in...

Honest Conversations: Why We Must Talk to Our White Kids About Race

Recently, my children's school district made the decision, in response to a petition signed by a small but vocal group of parents, to remove author Jerry Craft's books from our library's shelves and postpone...

3 Ways to Stay Healthy and Have Fun with Your Family This Fall

Fall is finally here, and that means school is in full swing, pumpkin patches and fall festivals are popping up all over our city, and we are starting to think about the approaching holidays....