Rebecca Slocum

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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.
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Friday Favorites:: Edition 3

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Snacking A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I started having a tea break in the afternoon. Right after my son's "nap" {read:: playing not so quietly in his room}, I set out a...

For the Love of Reading:: 11 Must Read Books by Black Authors

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In the months since the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, many of us have engaged in the valuable work of anti-racist reading. There are many reading lists and recommendations available,...

Natural Family Planning:: Be Empowered in Your Fertility

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My husband and I don’t use birth control.  In a world where hormonal birth control and other contraceptives are a hot topic, I always feel a little vulnerable in telling people that. What? You don’t...

National Donut Day:: Donuts Around Houston

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Today is National Donut Day! Can I tell you a secret?  I don't like donuts.  Even as a kid, donuts were just not my favorite. I mean, I ate them, because #sugar and because all of my...

Great Expectations vs. Reality:: Having a Baby During a Pandemic

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A Tale of Two {Very Different} Births St. Patrick's Day is the feast of the saint who famously converted Ireland to the Catholic faith. It is a day normally celebrated all around the world, typically...

Quarantine Kitchen:: Go-To Meals for Weeknight Cooking

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If you're like me right now, you're probably cooking a bit more than you're used to doing. And since you're reading Houston Moms, I'm betting you don't have buckets of spare time, between homeschooling...

Sowing the Seeds:: Tips for Starting a Spring Garden with Your Kids

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Sowing the Seeds When I was a kid, my family lived in a small, modest house. Your typical starter home. Nothing fancy. But our backyard was amazing. The house sat on a quarter acre of...

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony:: Celebrating Women with Grit and Grace

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Today, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony's birth. Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 to a Quaker family in Massachusetts. As a young woman, she worked as a...

6 Books to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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This week, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a great humanitarian, known for his tireless efforts to fight for freedom, equality, and justice for all, and his eloquent words inspired a...

Santa Claus is Real:: How We Celebrate St. Nicholas in Our Home

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I vividly remember when I found out Santa Claus was not the person delivering my presents on Christmas Eve. I was in third grade. I'd heard some rumors from my classmates about Santa being...