Meet A Mom
Homeschooling with Local Momma, Laura Stiller
There are as many ways to homeschool as there are ways to raise children. Find the freedom to unashamedly do what works for you. That being said, here are a few steps I would recommend for getting started and a few resources to help you along your way.
Why Are Black Moms More Likely to Die During Pregnancy & Childbirth?
As moms, pregnancy and childbirth is a magical and also, complicated time. We look forward to meeting our child, but also want to be sure we’re making the best decisions, along with our healthcare provider, to get them here as safely as possible. Black moms (as well as American Indian and Alaskan Native) also face a greater risk for themselves; they are 2 to 3 times as likely to die from pregnancy related causes as white moms. In an effort to understand this important issue, we reached out to one of the top experts on this subject, Dr. Alicia D. Bonaparte, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College and co-editor of the anthology, Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.
A Black Mother’s Cry: An Essay by Sara Hood
Where do we go from here? What’s the solution? Why did it take this particular moment in time for everyone to wake up? Did the [COVID-19] pandemic and our lack of movement or distractions result in forcing everyone to pay attention to what we have been screaming for 400 years? As someone who’s a master of my emotions and knows for the most part how to re-center and refocus this week—my emotions have been out of control. I am mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually exhausted.
Meet Heather Twedell
We are so excited to introduce you to Heather Twedell this week.
Heather is a wife, a mom of two and Licensed Psychologist/Consultant and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
Meet Dr Alison Hsu
Mommas we are so excited to introduce you to our meet a mom feature this week!
Her name is Dr Alison Hsu and she’s a pediatrician at Starside Pediatrics in Frisco.
Meet Jennifer Whitley
We are so excited to feature this amazing Momma today – Jennifer Whitley. Jennifer is the co-owner of Re:Gen Pilates and from the moment you meet her – you will absolutely love her!
Meet Alexis Jackson
Meet Alexis Jackson. She’s the Director of Economic Development for the City of Celina – which you all know that we absolutely adore. She’s also just a gem of a person.
Meet Rae Luther
When you first walk into UP Inspired Kitchen, it feels like a ray of sunshine or a breath of fresh air and that is exactly what it feels like when you meet the creator, Rae.
Meet Alycia Trotter
We are thrilled to introduce you all to Alycia Trotter, the mastermind behind A Joyful Mess Art Studio in Prosper! She is a true JOY! We love the space she has created, to encourage kids to explore their creative side.
Meet Ashley Green
We haven’t known Ashley long, but we were immediately drawn to her and her business. It is so hard to stay healthy with all the food out there available at our fingertips, so when we see a business like Clean Juice that is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle for the whole family, we were onboard!
Meet Loren Silas
We are thrilled to have Loren Silas as our Meet-a-Mom feature this week. As you’ll discover as you read her interview – Loren is the owner of the Lash Lounge at Starwood in Frisco.
Meet Kristen Ridout
We are thrilled to introduce you all to Kristen. We first met Kristen for some coffee at Honeylu’s and were immediately drawn to her inquisitive questions, and sweet personality. You could also get a sense that she was doing what she was meant to do, helping others get organized!
We are in awe of her natural abilities to simplify and could not recommend her services more. We can’t wait to share one of our own personal transformations she helped with next week so Stay Tuned!
Meet Angela Carrizales
Angela Carrizales is a mother, wife, serial entrepreneur, leader, brand builder, and the founder of Skinn Bar. After serving our country in the Air Force she gained her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and moved on to several roles in healthcare and has built a reputation as a trustworthy strategic healthcare consultant. Known for her forward-thinking approach to the industry, Angela develops, funds, and implements solutions to; affordable healthcare, effective skincare, and healthy living, which make up the larger portion of her portfolio.
Meet Courtney Muccio
Meet Courney Muccio, the founder of Play Street Museum – and one of the sweetest mommas.
Meet Dr Catherine Holt
This week’s featured meet-a-mom is Dr Catherine Holt MD, OBGYN – and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to her. She’s delivered all 4 of our babies and in addition to being the best OB in the world, she’s also a wife and mom of 3 – right here in Frisco.
Meet local Frisco momma and chiropractor extraordinaire – Nicole Jackson. We are so excited to have Nicole as our very first Meet – a – Mom feature!