Rebecca Slocum

Rebecca S. is a born and raised Houstonian; she grew up in Katy, graduated with a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston {go Coogs!}, and made a home in West Houston with her native Houstonian husband. She quickly realized that the chaotic lifestyle of the hospitality industry was not for her and soon found her calling in education. She taught while earning her masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. Currently, she is staying home with her son, Thomas {2016} and daughter Charlie {2020}. In her free time, she loves to read, write, run, and roam the world. While her roots are firmly planted in H-town, she takes every available opportunity to go on an adventure and explore historic cities, hike and run new trails, and, of course, try beers from every country.

Mom and Tom Time: Prioritizing One-On-One Time with Your Kids

When I was a kid, we lived next door to a family with four children. I was good friends with their daughter, and I was regularly at their house to play. However, one Saturday...
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Must Have Items for Baby’s First Year: The Minimalist Edition

When I was pregnant with my first son, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of items recommended for babies. Swaddles and wipe warmers and bottles, oh my! Did I really need all of...

Enough is Enough: Saying No to Parenting in Fear

"You Shouldn't Be Outside By Yourself" "Hey bud, can you go grab the recycling bin?" I asked my 3 year old, as I unloaded groceries from the back of my SUV. It was almost dinner...

3 Things I Learned from Road Tripping Solo with My Kids

This summer, I drove 1,455 miles from Houston to northern Utah to visit one of my best friends. It was just me road tripping solo with my two kids, ages 4 and 1. Last...
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Friday Favorites:: Road Trip {With Kids} Edition

  I recently embarked on a solo parent road trip with my two kids, ages 4 and 1, to visit my friend in Utah. I know some people really enjoy road trips, but I do...

9 Lessons on Motherhood from My 99 Year Old Grandmother

This month, my grandmother turns 99 years old. What a gift! I feel so lucky to still have her in my life. Her life has been long and filled with love. She taught my...

3 Plant-Based Meals to Take Advantage of Summer Vegetables

  Summer is in full swing! I suppose summer didn't officially begin until June 20, but has certainly felt like it longer than that here in Houston. School is out, pools and splash pads are...

The Unsung Hero:: The Value of Ordinary Work

I love fantasy books. I love an intricately built fantastical world and a well-crafted plot that features a kick butt heroine. Even now, as a 33 year old stay-at-home-mom with two small kids, I...
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Celebrating Houston Independent Bookstores

In our world of online shopping, one-click purchasing, and two day shipping, it's easy to avoid going into an actual store altogether. Pull up at the curb and have my groceries brought out? Have...

I’ll Never Need A Sleep Consultant And Other Lies I Told Myself

If I Had A Dollar... When I’m a parent, I’ll never let my child scream like that in the store. When I’m a parent, I’ll never have a 3 year old who isn’t potty trained.   When I’m...