Hi! It’s me, Amanda, and I’m your first Meet-A-Mom on our first Monday of our website launch! I’m super excited the site is finally up, it’s been a labor of love and will continue to be! I love connecting with Moms and creating a community of support and I hope this site will be all of that and more!
I grew up in a small town in East Texas and couldn’t wait to leave for the big city of Houston! I attended SFA in Nacogdoches but wanted to get to Houston even faster so I finished my last year of college at the University of Houston. I met my husband Steven 14 years ago and we’ve been married for 10 years! Early on in our relationship we moved to Equatorial Guinea, West Africa for his job as a controller of a chemical plant. There is where I found my love of yoga, and became a yoga teacher. We lived there for 4 years and it was a magical experience.
We moved back to Houston in 2012, I finished my MBA at the University of St. Thomas, started working in pharmaceutical sales and teaching yoga on the side. In 2014 I left pharma sales and became partners with the founders of YogaOne and opened YogaOne Pearland. It was the most exciting time of my life! I love the small town atmosphere of Pearland and the convenience of it being so close to the big city that I love. I met so many wonderful women (and men) and continue to teach to many of them today. I sold my studio to YogaWorks, a national yoga chain and was finally able to focus all my attention to my two young babies which was such a blessing.
After being a full time stay at home mom for over a year, I felt I needed to
do more with my time. I missed having something just for myself. I missed the deep community connection I had created with my yoga studio on a regular basis. My dear friend Emily mentioned that Pearland did not have it’s own proper Moms resource website that many other areas of Houston had. I reached out to The Local Moms Network and knew that this was what I was supposed to do very early on.
It’s been such a joy to create something of my own for Moms like me. I can’t wait to bring you more and more resources, articles, best of’s, Meet-A-Moms and awesome giveaways! I have so many ideas and I would love to know what all of you want too! All of you have been so supportive and I can’t wait to meet and connect with so many more Moms.
Here are a few answers to questions I normally ask other Meet-A-Moms!
My favorite activity is practicing and teaching yoga!
I teach Sonic Hot Hatha at YogaWorks Pearland on Sundays at 4:30pm and Mondays at 6am. It’s an all-levels class where the instructor practices along with the students. Music is played and you get lots of verbal instructions. I get a free guest whenever I teach so if you’re interested in joining me, let me know!
My other favorite activities is simply hanging out with my family or having play dates!
My favorite places to eat are Stomp’s, Sam’s Boat and Gringo’s. My favorite place to shop in Pearland is Target (hurry up renovations).
There is nothing that surprises anyone really. I’m an open book! If I meet someone new, they are usually surprised to learn that I lived in Africa for 4 years!
I’d have to thank my Mom for helping me make it through parenthood. She is always at my house helping me with my crazy kids. She really does do it all for me! My husband Steven is an awesome dad. He is extremely hands on and the most patient with them!
The Pearland community has been a huge factor in our family moving here, opening a business and then creating another one! The support I’ve received from strangers is overwhelming. The Mom’s I’ve met and continue to know are really my inspiration for creating this website! Thank you to all of the awesome ladies who’ve been my biggest cheerleaders!!