aliciajohnson

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Alicia is a Longview native and proud wife to the amazing Michael Johnson, Jr. After four months of bed rest and a scary, week-long hospital stay, she and her husband were blessed with an adorably handsome son named Michael Lynn Johnson III who is now almost two years old! She is graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where she obtained her Bachelor's in Radio and Television and her Master's in Social Work. After the birth of her son, Alicia was able to stay at home for 10 beautiful months with "Mikey" and dove into her writing career by starting her blog the Ladies Lounge which can be found by going to www.simplyabeautifulmess.com. As she continues to write, Alicia also serves as the Mentor Program Coordinator for Longview and Kilgore school districts and has recently been accepted as a candidate for her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership at Abilene Christian University. There is never a dull moment in the life of this working mommy. Daily, she strives to balance it all and rid of herself of the guilt that comes with trying to love and nurture her Mikes and herself through life.
Favorite Things Friday

Favorite Things Friday: Mikey and Mommy Fridays | East Texas Moms Blog

In this season, where the brevity of life is even more apparent and the seconds must be maneuvered one by one, my favorite thing this Friday is not something tangible but instead the days I have...
Childhood memories

Childhood Memories: A Lesson on Being Myself

I have been staring at this screen for what feels like hours trying to pick a memory from my childhood. There is so much that I can choose from as I was a sweetly...

Happy Holidays from a Mama Bear

"Awww He's so adorable! I have got to get some sweet kisses from those juicy cheeks," cooed the lady I just met. "GGGrrrrrrrrr!" growled the Mama Bear. "Oh my, he's so handsome," squealed the total stranger,...

Foodie Friday: My “Not-so Mean Green Smoothie”

Hello Hello! It's Foodie Friday and I, like many of my mommy friend counterparts, rarely have time to stir my son's baby food much less, regularly make colorful, home cooked meals. However, in my...

Breastfeeding Doesn’t Make Your Baby Weight Fall Off…

"Oh you're going to breastfeed?!?! That weight is going to fall right off!" they said. After months of breastfeeding the most precious baby who seems to have the appetite of a Kung-Fu Panda warrior, I...

Operation Free Mommy #babywearing

After getting the okay from my doctor to venture out into the adult world again, I was nervous. Not because I was ill prepared, but because I was so very well prepared. In my...

The Mommy Swim: 4 Tips for a New Mom from a New Mom

It's a rainy Monday morning and my nearly 6 month old son is sleeping soundly next to me. Yes next to me. Lol. I know, I knowwww. He should be in his crib. But...