angelahenderson

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Angela was born and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas before attending college at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. After marriage and graduation, she landed in Lufkin, Texas where she lives with her husband Mark, two beautiful children, one dog, and one cat. Currently Angela works full-time as a mortgage underwriter and quality control specialist in addition to working part-time as a ropes course facilitator. She also recently obtained a master’s degree in management from Texas A&M Commerce. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and being on the water. She likes to read science-fiction and fantasy. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and treatment. Her long-term goal is to open her own summer camp, which she looks forward to being able to do with her family. You can find out more about Angela here at her blog: https://memoryandlane.wordpress.com/.
mortgage

Buying a House: Tips From a Mortgage Underwriter | East Texas Moms Blog

It's Springtime!  The flowers are blooming, the air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer.  For many of us, Spring sports will be starting, which means we will be getting busier.  Those of...
childhood migraines

Chronic, But Not Terminal – Searching For Answers When Your Child Has A Chronic...

I see posts all the time on social media about kids with cancer and I thank God that my child isn't one of them.  My heart breaks for those mommas who are daily faced with...
colorblind

Is Colorblindness Really The Same As Tolerance? | East Texas Moms Blog

Colorblind.  It's a word that we equate with tolerance.  A word that we consider the opposite of "racist."  It's a noble dream, to be able to see everyone as the same regardless of their skin...
parenting

Parenting in 2018 – 5 Things to Stop Doing (And 5 To Start Doing)...

The year 2017 was a pretty good year for my family.  We bought a new, bigger house.  My kids made some progress with school.  My husband and I made some decisions about our future. ...

Fake It Till Ya Make It – Christmas Edition

The most wonderful time of year, you say?  Great.  No, really, good for you.  I mean it.  It makes my heart happy that other people are happy. But I'm, well I'm not.  The most...

I’m An Introvert – And Yes, I Agreed to Host Thanksgiving | East Texas...

In my family, Thanksgiving is a big deal. So to host it is an enormous responsibility. When we were kids, Grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving and she made it a masterpiece. Grandmother always cooked everything....
moments

Being Mindful of Time

We all know that we should cherish every moment with our children.  We’re all familiar with the phrase enjoy them while they are young.
Favorite Things Friday

Favorite Things Friday: Why I’m Loving Audiobooks

I am a bookworm. Or at least, I used to be. Before kids and work, I read three or four books a week, sometimes more. I read everything from non-fiction to sci-fi and fantasy...