Happy Friday Mamas – today I am so happy to introduce you to this week’s Meet a Mom – Terixza De Jesús , a local Mama to two adorable girls. She is also the gorgeous face behind DJ Delights baking company. I got so lucky to meet Terixza during our first Mom’s Night out event. She catered the dessert table and all the treats she made were beautiful and incredibly delicious! Since then, she has become one of my go to’s for any of my family’s events. She has a true talent. What I love about this Mom, is her kind and sweet nature. She creates wonderful masterpieces in her baking. What I love about doing these interviews, is that you find out so many wonderful things about Moms. This Mom for instance – was a Chemist and when her daughter was diagnosed with diabetes she decided to focus on her daughter’s health. She has since then created the successful DJ Delights baking company and provides so many treats to families and businesses in our area. Mamas are incredible creatures – they evolve, they adapt and they come out stronger through each part of their journey. This Mama exemplifies that, the loving sacrifice and the evolution to something beautiful in the process. Read all about her and be sure to order some of her scrumptious desserts, you will thank me later!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I am originally from Aguadilla Puerto Rico, that’s a small town in the east coast by the beach. My family and I moved to Houston TX on June 18, 2014 so we have been in the amazing Houston area for 7 years and we love it.
How many children’s do you have and what are their ages?
We have two beautiful girls, the oldest one is Valentina she is 9 years old and the youngest Carolina is 2 years old.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you:
Since I was little I always loved to bake, love the kitchen, the measurements, all of it! But I went to college and graduate from Chemistry, Yes! I have a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry. We even moved to Houston because we knew I will have plenty of jobs opportunities over here, and yes I had. Back in 2014 I started to work as an Analytical Chemist right away. I worked for about 5 years in the medical Laboratory field performing potency test on IV Bags and drug compounds. In 2016 our lives change forever, my daughter Valentina was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1. As mother my priority was to cover all her necessities and educate my self with this condition. I continued to work as a Chemist, but in my heart I knew she needed me. Carolina was born on October 2018, months after she was born my husband an I made a decision that was scary but we both knew it was the best for our family. I was going to be a Stay At Home Mom and it has been the greatest decision of our lives!
Anyone special you like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Yes! My husband Luis De Jesus. He is my soulmate, best friend and best dad ever. The support that he gives me is amazing. He will wake up in the middle of the night to help around, he will stay with the kids so I can take a couple of hour for my self. Even thought the pregnancies he was there 24/7 with both of them. I cannot be more grateful for him as a husband and as a dad.
Favorite things to do with your kids around town:
We love to run our bikes in different parks that have bike trails around the Houston area, We also love the Houston Zoo and the Herman Park.
Favorite things to do in the Cypress area?
We love to go to the Boardwalk in Town Lake to have a nice evening and grab Mod pizza for the whole family. Also the Cypress Outlets are our go to for shopping.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
Yes – DJ Delights is my baking company. I followed my passion for baking and in 2019 I started this new journey. I do custom cakes for any occasion in fondant and buttercream, as part of our menu I also create small desserts pieces for party tables like: cake pops, cupcakes, Oreos covered in chocolate, desserts shots (lots of flavors), decorated cookies, rice crispy treats and more. Our main priority is to create a unique piece for our customers and also have a great taste in every single dessert that we create.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I am very thankful of Cypress Mom Network, Ana gave me the opportunity to participate in the Christmas Moms Night Out back in December 2019 and the response was absolutely amazing. That night I had the opportunity to connect with different moms around the area, even make new friends and that the great thing about this community to help and support one another.