Meet Danette Baker!



Hi, Lubbock moms. I’m Danette — an empty-nester and soon to be a “grand” mom!

You may wonder what I’m doing among this group of 20- to 30-something mommas. Well, I’m a firm believer that motherhood has no age limit, and that we can all use a little reassurance on this journey – which can sometimes feel like you’re going the wrong way down a one-way street with a fleet of 18-wheelers coming right toward you and they have no intention of slowing down.

Hopefully, sharing my disasters and triumphs will encourage you through those 3 a.m. feedings, terrible 2’s, and teen years. You can survive!

Lubbock is my hometown. Although I’ve moved away multiple times – for college and job opportunities – I keep finding my way back. Lubbock has been home “this time” since the early ’90s.

Here are a few of my favorite things about the Hub City:

  • Taco Villa – In a city known for more restaurants per capita, I know there are more refined places to eat, and I do love those too, but there’s just something about that red sauce that has me (and I know hundreds, if not thousands, of others) hooked.
  • The Marsha Sharp Freeway – keeping the commute time to 20 minutes just about ANYWHERE you want to go in the city.
  • It’s the largest small town in Texas. I rarely go somewhere that I don’t run into someone I know – and I’m not a social butterfly. While I love that about Lubbock, sometimes I just want to make a quick trip to the grocery store in my gardening sweats and sans makeup.
  • And hello, there’s nothing more beautiful than the sunrises and sunsets around here. Aren’t we blessed by God’s handiwork?