juliesteck

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A native East Texan, Julie Steck struggles with captious thinking and can fear one wrong decision will permanently ruin her life. Through the grace of God and the love of her husband she has learned to recognize the voice of fear in her head and not let it have a vote, freeing her to enjoy life’s choices. Julie met her husband Adam on the banks of the neighborhood trailer park pool where Julie worked as the pool attendant, and Adam obviously needed swimming lessons. They never looked back after that first day and married two years later at the ripe old age of 18. Today they own Southwest Steel Buildings in Mineola while raising their 3 kids, Caleb, Mackenzie and Zach. When not writing, Julie enjoys date nights at Wasabi, supporting overseas missionaries, staring at the mountains in Colorado and remodeling their kitchen over the holidays. To find out more, you can check out her book No More Secrets: Set Free from Fear, Shame and Control by Discovering True Grace or follow her blog at juliesteck.com.
kids grow up

Kids: They Really do Grow Up! | East Texas Moms Blog

It hit me the day my husband and I sat at the dinner table and watched our 3 kids cut up their own meat: they really do grow up! We slapped an energetic high five...
compare

The Workout ROCK STAR Vs. Me: Overcoming the Comparison Monster | East Texas Moms...

There’s a lady in my workout class who just ROCKS! She knows everyone by name, knows where they live and knows who else is related to them. Not only that but she’s the first...

3 Rules for a Stress Free Date Night | East Texas Moms Blog

Date nights with my husband have always been important to me. There’s just something about capping off the week with special time together that makes me a little….well… all bubbly inside! My parents moved to...
one-on-one time

Scheduling Lunch Dates With Your Kids | East Texas Moms Blog

Something magical happens when you have one-on-one time with your kids. When I take my daughter out for a special lunch, we have different conversations than when her brothers join us. We can talk about...
sexy

Sexy. Coming to a Bedroom Near You! | East Texas Moms Blog

I’ve noticed that when I don’t have time to think about sex, I’m not in the mood when opportunity (aka my husband) knocks. My husband has also noticed this and one day he asked me...
little things

Decluttering the Little Things to Enjoy the Big Ones | East Texas Moms Blog

Have you ever noticed it's not the big things in life that get you, but rather the little ones? Recently, I had to retrieve something from my youngest son’s room. I opened the door, heading...

No…Not Thirteen Again! East Texas Moms Blog

Thirteen was a memorable year for me. And not when I turned 13….when my son did! All of a sudden it was like aliens invaded his body. One minute he was playing Nerf wars with...
special

Make it Special: What Makes Time Stop for You? | East Texas Moms Blog

One of my goals this year is to do things that are special. And by special I mean those things that fuel me up as a person and make time stop. You know those people...

What Goals Really Matter? | East Texas Moms Blog

It’s January. Time to set goals, lose weight, work out, eat right, make time for people we care about and all that stuff. Advertisements bombard us with goals we should make and have products to...
Grief

Grief and the Holidays | East Texas Moms Blog

The holidays are supposed to be The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. But when you've lost a loved one, grief can grip even the jolliest of moods.   Here's my story: There we were, circled up to...