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Erica is a New England native who moved to Houston with her family in June 2014. She and her wife Christina live in Pearland with their daughter Quinn {Dec 2013}, dog Charley, and two cats Phoebe and Oliver. Erica is an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston where she teaches classes on strategic communication and social media. When Erica isn’t busy teaching, researching, or being a mom, she enjoys getting her yoga on, creating culinary delights, scoring deals shopping online, and exploring Texas with her girls.
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Turning Over a New Leaf :: Why I am a Vegetarian

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Like most Americans, I love BACON. I love the way it smells and tastes. I love taking a big bite and hearing the snap between my teeth. I love the way it pairs so...

To The Dads on the Playground Who Stared and Laughed at Me

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There were three of you standing at the bottom of the slide. I saw you staring and whispering as I held my daughter’s hand and we slid to the bottom. I saw you laugh and...

46 Things I’d Rather Do Than Shop on Black Friday {Mom Edition}

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Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker for deals. I LOVE to save money. But brave Black Friday as a mom? NOPE. This is one day you won't see me pushing my way through...

Finding a Good Therapist

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Being a mom is hard work. It's hard physically, financially, and emotionally. Sometimes the weight of life’s burdens feels too heavy to hold, and you need help. Despite living in a society littered with...

3 Strategies to Encourage Your Kids To Eat More Vegetables … Once & For...

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We all want our children to be healthy, and we know that this includes a healthy diet of foods that enable their growing bodies to be strong and function at their best. However, convincing...

How to Breastfeed When You Didn’t Give Birth {A Guide to Inducing Lactation}

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I yearned for the physical bond many mothers get with their babies at birth. Because I was never pregnant, I didn’t get 9 months to know and love my daughter before she arrived. I...

I Quit Social Media {…And Gained a New Perspective on Life}

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Confession :: I am addicted to social media. I think in headlines, hashtags, and 140 characters. It is a real obsession.  I find myself checking my Facebook at red lights, and zoning out in bed...

My Two-Mom Family Is Just Like Yours. Here’s Why…

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My wife and I are raising our daughter in a two-mom family. But here's the thing... This doesn’t mean our family is all that different from yours.  Here's just a few ways our family is...

You’re Not Just Burning Calories – You’re Bonding With Your Kids

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According to physicist Isaac Newton, a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Physical activity is central to keeping our families healthy. Routine...
Random Acts of Kindness :: 3 Ways to Incorporate Kindness Into Your Everyday Life | Houston Moms Blog

3 Ways to Incorporate Kindness Into Your Everyday Life

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Regardless of who you are or what you believe, kindness is a virtue we as moms can all stand behind. Kindness makes the world a better place. A random act of kindness is an...