Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth Baker
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Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or ElizabethKBaker.com

Helping Our Children to Understand & Cope in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate our city, and it's going to be a long time before we begin to feel "normal" again. Our children are watching us, taking our cues, and reacting to our...

5 Reasons I Need Preschool to Start NOW

Ah, Back to School season. That wonderful time of year where Facebook is filled with pictures of perfectly posed, adorable children in their crisp new outfits and monogrammed backpacks, holding Pinterest-style chalkboards with their...

Political Differences Don’t Have to Destroy Relationships

Politics. In today's media-saturated culture, where information is literally available at our fingertips, no other topic brings up bigger feelings and causes greater disagreements. When these disagreements occur between friends or family, the hurt...

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My four year old daughter Charlotte is at the peak age of imaginative play. She adores role playing with her dolls, and she is intrigued by all of the different ways a family can...

Most of Our Children are Average, and There’s Nothing Wrong with That

Av•er•age: An amount, standard, level, or rate regarded as usual or ordinary.  In mathematics, an average is taken by adding all the values in a set and dividing by the number of values. The average...

Parenting Is Hard, But The Hard Is What Makes It Great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndL7y0MIRE4 There is a scene in my favorite movie, A League of Their Own, where Dottie, the star player of the Rockford Peaches, decides to quit baseball. She abandons her team just as they are...

In a Medical Emergency, Here’s Why You Should Choose a Pediatric ER for your...

As a parent, I want little more than to keep my children safe and healthy. The list of precautions and preventative measures I take is extensive. I baby-proof my home, diligently research safety ratings on car...

4 Ways to Foster Art Independence

Charlotte, my four year old daughter, loves a good craft or art project. Her creations cover our refrigerator and she enthusiastically experiments with all kinds of colors, mediums, and supplies. While I do what...
Children’s Memorial Hermann & Q.care Expand Urgent Care House Call Service + Coverage for their FREE Nurse Line | Houston Moms Blog

Children’s Memorial Hermann & Q.care Expand Urgent Care House Call Service + Coverage for...

A few months ago, I shared my great experience with Q.care, and my daughter still talks about the time "that nice lady came to our house and helped me when I was sick." Fortunately, none of...
A photograph of a mother helping a child with disabilities.

This Is What It’s Like To Raise a Child with Disabilities

Last Saturday, my four-year-old daughter crept into my bed for some early morning snuggles. After a few minutes I asked her if she’d like me to make her french toast for breakfast. She readily...