Alana Holmes

Alana Holmes
Alana was born and raised on Galveston Island, which thanks to surviving hurricanes solidified her stubborn streak. She graduated with a degree in communications from University of Houston. She worked in media and the non-profit sector until she found her calling in higher education. Alana and her husband Eric have two vivacious daughters - Adelaide {2013} and Eliza {2017}. Team Holmes loves Inner Loop life: exploring museums, restaurants and catching sporting events {Go Owls & Astros!}. Alana is known for her curiosity, fierce loyalty and sarcastic yet enduring personality. She also writes about grief, politics and religion on Follow her on Instagram/Twitter: @alanacholmes
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How Friends Become Chosen Family

  “Researching boarding schools, do you think I can get a 2 for 1 deal?” I hit send, and start figuring out how to make it to bedtime. Our two daughters are precious but the...

Lent is for Everyone: A Time for Quiet, Service, and Listening

Ashes kept getting in my eyes, but all I could think about was the fried shrimp I had been promised after Mass. My first memory of Ash Wednesday is going to Spanish Mass with...

Unlocking Awesome Mom Status

There was this absolutely lovely mom I knew who always had it together. She had three kids to my one and no matter the day, event, or time she was flawless. She never raised...