Meet Supermom Nicole, 42, Real Estate Investor
Supermom to Kendra (14), Krissy (14), Katey (3)
Give yourself a Supermom name!
The Insomniac. After having kids, it seems you never really sleep the same. We’re constantly thinking of the items that we didn’t complete that day. So, we end up thinking about it all night or pacing the stairs to check on our kids in the middle of the night. I think most moms can relate!
Tell us about your family, pets included.
I met my wonderful husband of 17 years, Ken, during college at the University of Houston. We have 3 very active children, thus we are out-numbered! Our daughters have been the greatest gifts that God has ever granted to us.
A day in the life of a mom is never the same but what is a “close to typical” day like for you?
My daily schedule consists of homeschooling my three-year old, chauffeuring my teenage twin daughters to and from school and extra-curricular activities. I take my daughters with me everywhere. This includes meetings at the bank, closings on investment properties, and meetings with contractors concerning property renovations. My girls have learned quite a bit about real estate investments through working with me.
Share some of your goals – personal or professional.
My personal and professional goals are one in the same. I’d like to help other women become Mom-Investors, achieve home ownership multiple times over and achieve financial independence! Being a Real Estate Investor has allowed me the time and financial freedom to volunteer at my kid’s school, coach their volleyball team, and show up to every field trip. Moreover, it has allowed me to teach my daughters how to run a business. I’d love to help more women to do the same!
How long have you lived in Houston?
I moved to Houston in 1998 to attend the University of Houston, and never looked back; I love it here.
What are some of your favorite things to do with your family in Houston?
I love to go to the park with my family. We do a lot of activities such as biking, volleyball or kite flying. We try to mix our fun with exercise when we can.
What’s special about Houston when it comes to raising children?
Diversity makes Houston a great place to raise children. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Because of this, my children get the opportunity to learn about, enjoy and appreciate so many different cultures.
Besides your family, what are you passionate about?
Women’s economic empowerment and financial freedom!
How do you relax when you’re off mommy duty?
My favorite drink is a Virgin Pina Colada. It’s all I need to feel whole! Unfortunately, I do not take any time for myself. It’s something that I need to remedy.
What is your favorite part of motherhood?
I love seeing a better version of myself grow up before my eyes. My girls are smart, ambitious, and hardworking young ladies. They make me proud each and every day.
What is your Supermom superpower?
My ability to motivate others!
What’s your motherhood kryptonite?
My kryptonite is a self-defeated attitude. I never want to hear my children say that they can’t accomplish a task. I want them to figure out how they can accomplish that task. No excuses.
What’s your least favorite household chore?
Folding clothes! If not for my husband and kids, it would never get done.
How has motherhood surprised you? The cost of motherhood is astronomical!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
When I was 16 years old my mother unexpectedly died from complications of diabetes. Like many mothers she didn’t prioritize her own health. Three months prior to my mother’s passing, my father had a massive stroke and ended up in the hospital and almost died. My mother postponed some very necessary medical appointments that would have saved her life because she was focused on my father’s physical rehabilitation, and the education and extracurricular activities of her children.
So, my best advice was unintentionally given to me by my mother, “Take care of yourself Nikki, so that you can be there for your family for years to come.” I miss that lady. She was an angel. She’s been gone for over 20 years. Ladies…Take care of yourselves!
What’s your guilty pleasures?
Homemade German chocolate cake made by my daughters. It’s fantastic! I also enjoy sitting on my porch that my husband built for me.
What is the messiest room in your house?
The living room on any given weekend as there are clothes on the couch.
Thanks Nicole for sharing your story with us. You inspire us to keep doing what we do! You truly are a Supermom.