At BigKidSmallCity, we believe the more we know about the people of Houston, the smaller our city feels. And who better to meet than a Houston mom that is passionate about the food our kids eat?!
My husband, John, grew up in Fort Stockton, TX and I grew up in Orangefield, TX, 612 miles apart. Our paths crossed in Fort Worth, where John was attending TCU to get his MBA and I was working. A few years later we made the move down to Houston and we've been here ever since. We've been married 6 years and have 2 (mostly) perfect boys, Jett (age 3) and Jay (age2). Growing up in a family of all girls, being outnumbered had taken some getting used to but we're making it work. I'm a jungle gym, referee, cook, maid, nurse, fixer of broken toys, mender of hurt feelings, and excellent at finding the lost "blue blanket".
After having Jett I wanted to give him the best of everything I could. I made his baby food, fed him only organic, and would try to limit his "snack" foods. I was introduced to Happy Family Brands at this time through their rice cereals, organic puffs and yogis. After having Jay I did the math. Cost of organic food + time to prepare baby food = I was fighting a losing battle.
It was just much more cost effective to buy organic baby food. I did some research and that is when I fell in love with Happy Family products. Not only is their food organic and convenient, but they add nutrition into their products to make them even healthier for my little one. DHA, choline and probiotics are just a few of the added nutritional elements that they add to their products.
I started following their page on Facebook and noticed an opening for a Happy Mama in Houston. I applied and was so excited to get the job. I get to keep my main job as MOM and also work promoting a product I use and believe in. I get to meet and work with so many awesome moms in Houston that this job has been such a blessing.
My main focuses are moms groups, business that cater to children and mothers of young children, and large events and expos geared towards families. I give out samples at events, provide snacks for playgroups, hand out coupons, and give nutritional talks. You can find me on twitter @happymamahou where I tweet about new products, giveaways, and coupons. Our Website is www.happyfamilybrands.com.
The best thing about Houston is the parks. They are everywhere!! I can ride my bike, with my kids in tow, to at least 5 parks within 10 minutes. I also love driving downtown and going to Hermann Park or Discovery Green for the day. We can pack a lunch and a swimsuit and they boys have a blast (and it's free).
We just got a membership to the Houston Zoo so that is our newest favorite thing to do. We have attended some of the zookeeper talks, which were so good, as well as zoolights. Afterwards we like to take a ride on the Hermann Park train before heading home.
Our favorite annual event is definitely the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We try to go twice every year, once with the kids and once on date night to watch the rodeo and catch a concert with friends.