Rebecca Slocum

Rebecca S. is a born and raised Houstonian; she grew up in Katy, graduated with a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston {go Coogs!}, and made a home in West Houston with her native Houstonian husband. She quickly realized that the chaotic lifestyle of the hospitality industry was not for her and soon found her calling in education. She taught while earning her masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. Currently, she is staying home with her son, Thomas {2016} and daughter Charlie {2020}. In her free time, she loves to read, write, run, and roam the world. While her roots are firmly planted in H-town, she takes every available opportunity to go on an adventure and explore historic cities, hike and run new trails, and, of course, try beers from every country.

Simple Summer Smoothie Recipes

Summer is, in my opinion, the ultimate time for smoothies. With tons of fresh fruit at its peak, there is no end to the combinations of smoothies you can create. Even though I love...
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Houston Pride: Events and Books to Celebrate

One of my favorite things about living in Houston is its widespread diversity. It is one of the most, if not the most, diverse cities in the United States. And it's not just about...
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A Bouquet of Books: 12 Books to Read This Spring

Spring is such a fickle season here in Houston. Some days, it feels like a gorgeous spring day with sunshine and bluebonnets for miles. Then the next day, it's back to winter. Then the...
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Celebrating Houston Independent Bookstores

In our world of online shopping, one-click purchasing, and two-day shipping, it's easy to avoid going into an actual store altogether. Pull up at the curb and have my groceries brought out? Have toys,...

Memento Mori: A Lenten Reflection on Death

"Remember, you are dust, and to dust you shall return." The priest murmurs these words as he traces ash in the shape of a cross on my forehead. A cross, the symbol of Jesus' death and...
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Cozy Up With a Story: A Winter Reading List

Winter is an elusive season here in Houston. Did we already have it, during the Christmas Freeze of 2022? Is another cold snap waiting to creep up on us? Alas, no one knows. Delightfully...
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35 Things I’ve Learned in 35 Years of Life

  This month I turn 35 years old. As a kid, or even in my 20's, 35 felt so far away. Yet here it is already, and rather than feeling anxious about how fast life...

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Houston’s Best Fall Products

It's fall, y'all! Well, sort of. We're technically in the autumn season, even though it's still in the 90's. However, after a brutal summer, Houston is finally boasting some pleasant temperatures. Like any basic Southern...
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Fall Into Good Books: An Autumn Reading List

Autumn is here! Houston's fall is fickle. It arrives, seemingly overnight, with cool temperatures and bright blue skies. It lures us into a false sense of joy, with sweatshirts and pumpkin spice lattes. Then,...
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Back to School for Moms: Ways to Be a Life Long Learner

Back to school is a busy time for kids {and parents!}. It means back to sports, school lunches, homework. The dreaded carpool line. Hopefully, it also means joyful anticipation for the school year ahead....