Supermom Sherita


Meet Supermom, Sherita. All month long, we celebrate local supermoms who are killing it! They offer humor, inspiration and, most importantly, relatability!

We hope you enjoy hearing their stories. First up is Supermom, Sherita

Give yourself a Supermom name! 

Rio! It was given to me by my brother from another mother, Henry. We loved Duran Duran, the song’s (Rio) lyrics and the name fits my mantra: sometimes surge and other times flow for balance in life.

HFM: Tell us about your family, pets included. 

We are a family of three at the moment, working on a fur baby – considering a dog, hamster or cat!

HFM: A day in the life of a mom is never the same but what is a “close to typical” day like for you?  

On a “flowing” day, I start off early with worship, meditation, and/or exercise (yoga, Pilates, or cycling). Afterwards, we’ll have breakfast, dress Ollie for the day and either cycle or drive her to school. Then I will get myself ready and drive into work. After work, I’ll head home for playtime (I have a renewed love for dolls and coloring, so relaxing), school review, dinner prep, and bed for lil’ one. I will spend a few hours afterwards writing or working online.

HFM: Share some of your goals – personal or professional.

Currently, I am working on my thesis for a Doctorate in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies. Personally, I would like to obtain my yoga certification and become fluent in Spanish.

HFM: How long have you lived in Houston? 

I’m a native Houstonian!

HFM: What are some of your favorite things to do with your family in Houston? 

We like to ride our bikes, playground/festival hop, nature hikes, visit parks and check out museums, murals and art festivals around the city.

HFM: What’s special about Houston when it comes to raising children?  

I think Houston is special because it’s such a multicultural city. I also love that it’s close to nature areas such as the Hill Country, state and national parks and beaches.

HFM: Besides your family, what are you passionate about? 

I am passionate about supporting people in their daily lives and through life challenges. I learned about active listening from a friend many years ago and thankfully so, especially now.  In this practice I found myself supporting others, through listening, particularly during the height of the pandemic when we were all separated.  I found that applying what I learned really allowed me to connect and help people in ways I never thought possible. I am also passionate about supporting women and young ladies through outreach activities.

HFM: How do you relax when you’re off mommy duty?

I practice yoga, cycle, spa time (home or out), garden, take a nice long walk or a date night. When there’s time, I like to grab a massage or take a road trip with a friend.

HFM: What is your favorite part of motherhood? 

My favorite is the unconditional love and seeing life through my daughter’s eyes. I feel so fortune to be called “Mommy”; there’s nothing like it in the world! I also enjoy seeing how my daughter grows mentally and physically. Life is amazing!

HFM: What is your Supermom superpower? 

Flexibility (mentally and somewhat, physically) at my age, lol!

HFM: What’s your motherhood kryptonite? 

Whining! I can’t help if I can’t understand what being said, lol!

HFM: What’s your least favorite house chore? 

Laundry and picking up around the house (eg., toys). I’ve learned to just take it day by day.

HFM: How has motherhood surprised you? 

I am surprised by the energy that I have! I always pictured myself at 22 years with my first child, like my Mom. I thought 30 years old would be my childbirth deadline due to age and ability. Well, life is full of surprises and at age 48, what a surprise, Olive was born! The best life-change ever!

HFM: What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

In high school, a friend told me to never settle. I took that literally and am so glad that I did!

HFM: What’s your guilty pleasures? 

French fries and chocolate! Lawdt, I love them!

HFM: What is the messiest room in your house? 

My closet is a danger zone. It’s currently under spring cleaning and renovation!

Thanks Sherita for sharing your story with us. You inspire us to keep doing what we do! You truly are a Supermom.

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