Katie Blevins

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Katie joined the East Texas Moms Blog team in December of 2015. She is a coffee lover, two time SFA alumnae, wife, mother of two, triathloner, reader, and an avid traveler. She is a writer of short stories, press releases, and dreams of writing a novel – even if it doesn’t top the best seller list.
nap

Be Still and Listen to the Leaves, and Other Lessons From My Nap |...

For a long time, I just laid still, head on a throw pillow, warm blanket wrapped around me. I was wearing pajamas in the middle of the day. Natural sunlight filtered through the windows....
long distance friends

5 Ways to Maintain Relationships With Long Distance Friends | East Texas Moms Blog

With social media, it's easy to think you're maintaining a relationship with long distance friends. I know that Ami is in Florida for spring break. I know that Rachel just ran in some kind...
Valentine

6 Cute and Easy Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family | East...

It will sneak up on us, this Valentne's Day. There are so many real things on the calendar between now and then that I will not realize it's Valentine's Day until it is. It's not...
Favorite Things Friday

Favorite Things Friday: Peer Groups | East Texas Moms Blog

Peer groups are a powerful tool. Why? So you read this blog, The East Texas Moms Blog, and it's awesome. These ladies are rich with joy and passion in their lives and they share...
Childhood memories

Childhood Memories: 5 Camp Memories that Changed my Life

I went to camp once. Summer camp, with cabins and a lake and friends and boys. I was not a camper, in that this would be my second ever camp experience at junior high age,...

I missed running so I took it back. What do you miss?

It's misting. It's midday. I'm tired. I do not want to run even though I am dressed for running. I remember, before kids, running after a bad day at work. I specifically remember the anger I...

Career Move: Stay at Home Mom to Part Time Job

I started my first job as a parent the day after my daughter's first birthday. During my first month back to work in a professional career as a mother of two, I found myself in...
Thanksgiving at my house is a little bit Martha.

Tales from Thanksgivings Past – an Ode to the Thanksgiving Feels

You may be worried about the "Thanksgiving Feels" – all the emotions that come with visiting family during the Thanksgiving holiday. We are fortunate, in that, I do not expect political strife to interfere...
My son reading books about volcanoes at the library in Nacogdoches, TX.

Volcanoes, Dead People and Other Things We Learned from Library Books

 "I want to go to the library and get books about volcanoes." My son is holding my hand; we've just left a doctor appointment and we're walking to the car. We're supposed to pick up...

Foodie Friday: Easy Dinner with Rotisserie Chicken and Vegetables

On Saturday, my husband and I leisurely strolled through the farmers market in Nacogdoches, TX. My son was camping with his grandparents and we only had one kid with us, a one year old;...