katherinesmith

katherinesmith
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Recent East Texas transplant, Kat Smith taught 8th grade American History for 12 years in Austin and Tyler. She met her exceptionally wonderful husband and moved to Longview, Tx. Kat is now a part time stay-at-home-mom to a a very squishy toddler named Lincoln. Her favorite activities include eating, drinking, cussing and singing - she's basically a pirate in a cardigan. Her least-favorite activities include writing bios about herself.
panic attack

Do What for 20 Minutes? | East Texas Moms

Hi!  I'm Kat and I have panic attacks. (monotone: hi, Kat). Sometimes they make sense, like I'm in an actual dangerous situation that is legitimately scaring me (those are what I like to call 2-bottle-of-wine...
Bachelor

Bachelor BINGO | East Texas Moms

Friends, as I write this, we are mere hours away from the season premiere of the 24th season of ABC's The Bachelor - a show that appears to be about love, but is actually...

Hallmark Christmas Movie BINGO! | East Texas Moms

If you've never dipped into the Hallmark Christmas movie cinematic universe, here's every plot in 8 scenes: Girl is engaged to someone (City Dude).  He commits the unforgivable sin of having a job (gasp,...

How To Be Absolutely Miserable During the Holidays | East Texas Moms

  If you want to be absolutely and completely miserable this holiday season, follow this simple step-by-step guide: Lean into your perfectionism when it comes to decorating your house.  Ignore your family, job and budget...
pumpkin bread

Buttermilk Pumpkin Bread | East Texas Moms Blog

Expectation:  I'm awake 30 minutes before the rest of my family.  I leisurely stretch and do a mindfulness meditation before casually making coffee and setting a calm intention for the day.  Oh look, a...

5 Reasons Being an Old Mom Rules! | East Texas Moms Blog

So, there was this moment about 3 years ago at a marriage conference, I casually mentioned to random strangers that we were trying to get pregnant (I have oversharing problems and I am aware...

Check On Your Xennial Friends | East Texas Moms Blog

We're not OK.  Our past has returned to taunt us in the form of trendy fashions.  People are watching Friends and Frasier unironically.  There are spaghetti straps out in the wild.  Tiny, tiny backpacks lurking...
expectations

Pick 2: Cute, Calm, Collected | East Texas Moms Blog

We all know there are wildly unreasonable expectations placed on women to look amazing, have Michelle Obama arms, carry multiple kinds of snacks, RSVP to the parties and don't forget to volunteer at school...
dad

Act Like A Lady, Mom Like A Dad | East Texas Moms Blog

My experience of motherhood has been, in a word, humbling. I learn so much by watching other heroes of the parenting profession and one of those just happens to be my husband. In celebration of...
meal plan

Simple Meal Planning | East Texas Moms Blog

Hi, I'm 37, and still dragging myself into adulthood kicking and screaming.  Definitely no expert, but I'm catching onto things slowly.  Like, when you hem your dress pants with a stapler, you will get ankle...