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Marie Murphy was raised in East Texas. She got her degree in Family and Child Development and Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2006. Marie worked for the Adult Protective Services as an investigator and then at Community Healthcore as a caseworker. She met her amazingly wonderful husband, Frank, in 2013. She is now a stay at home mama to their beautiful 3-year-old, Jackson; he loves exploring, climbing, being outside and entertaining…to say the least and she has two bonus kids; Ben studying psychology in college and Elliot playing varsity tennis in high school. Marie also takes care of 2 cats, 2 dogs and a fish. She loves being with her family, hosting dinners, laughing, talking with friends, working out, being outdoors, cooking and writing.
Class of 2020

A Class of Their Own | East Texas Moms

The final semester for the Class of 2020 is in the books and one for the books. COVID-19 made its entrance onto the world stage and changed the blueprint for everything. When it’s your senior year...
quarantine graduate

It’s One for the Books | East Texas Moms

The final semester for the Class of 2020 is in the books and one for the books. COVID-19 made its entrance onto the world stage and changed the blueprint for everything. When it’s your senior...
books for children

Read. Read. Read. Repeat. | East Texas Moms

As many parents know, their kiddos love to be read the same books over and over.  Sometimes four to five times a night, and if you’re lucky… maybe more. I have compiled a list of...
seeing the good

The Art of Seeing the Good | East Texas Moms

I am a recovering pessimist. Seeing the good and thinking positive is difficult for me. I have to work hard at being positive; especially if it involves me and mine. For years, I have heard...
cousins

The Magic of Cousins | East Texas Moms

  Cousins.  Your first friends.  Your built-in friends for life.  This magical experience of "cousins" is already happening with Jackson and cousins, Layla and Olivia.  Or, I should say "Yaya and Yivie". My grandma "Maw" passed...
lasagna recipe

Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Lasagna | East Texas Moms

Marie’s Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Lasagna Ingredients: 1 box of lasagna noodles 1 24 oz jar of pasta sauce (I use Bertolli, 5 cheese) 1 8oz container cottage cheese 1 8 oz bag of Mozzarella cheese ¼ of a cup of...
charcuterie

The Art of the Charcuterie Board | East Texas Moms

Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now. For Christmas Day dinner, me, my mom and my friend Jenny jumped on the charcuterie bandwagon and set out to create the perfect board.  Anyone can create...

Hold It! We’re Almost to Buc-ees! | East Texas Moms Blog

As a Texan, there are things we love. Sweet tea, BBQ, Friday night football and Buc-ees. Buc-ees, the gas station of all gas stations. The gas station run like a well-oiled machine.   Right up there...
traditions

It’s Tradition | East Texas Moms

When I was a kid my mom, my brother, and I slept on the sleeper sofa every Friday night.  We ate snacks and watched movies until we fell asleep.  I have many wonderful memories of this...
love & marriage

A Show For Us | East Texas Moms

Three years.  That’s how long it’s been since my husband and I sat down and watched a TV show together. Alone. Just us.  Pre-baby we watched TV shows ALL OF THE TIME. We covered the genres....