A letter from Kimberly Davis Guerra, publisher of Houston Family Magazine
2020 has really been a tough pill to swallow in more ways than one. Summer is here and normally, parents feel a weight lifted off their shoulders. Thoughts of kids playing with friends, days at the beach and lazy mornings usually fill our minds. However, this year, between the violence and the pandemic, both parents and kids alike are filled with thoughts of fear and worry.
I wish I had all the answers. I wish I could tell you that everything is going to go back to normal soon enough, but I can’t. I am pleased that, as a community, Houston has been fortunate NOT to see the number of casualties that others have. I am pleased that, as a community, Houston has MORE times than not, shown the rest of the nation what it means to stand together in the face of adversity. This gives me hope. Hope that we, as parents, can lead by example. That we become the change that we want to see in the world. That we teach our children to be smart, safe and kind.
Over the almost 20 years that I have been with Houston Family Magazine, I have been humbled to work with some of the best writers, doctors, teachers, pioneers and leaders. They have shared their wisdom and visions with us on how to create a brighter future for the next generations. It is with this inspiration that we forge ahead into this uncertain time and provide articles that we think will help you on your daily journey. While we do not take sides politically, or typically report on anything outside of content regarding raising your family, do not mistake our silence for apathy. Our job is to provide local parents with the tools they need through education and resources to be the best parent that they can be. We will continue to do that in these trying times to the best of our abilities by working with our local community to offer content that supports our readers.
If there is anything that you are struggling with as a parent, that we can help with, please reach out. We will do our best to help find you the answers that you need or put you in touch with the proper people.
Houston has survived many tragedies over the last couple of decades. Together, we can survive this one.
It is an honor to serve this community. Stay safe, be well and #HoustonStrong!
Kimberly Davis Guerra