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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.
camping memories

Let’s Go Camping! | East Texas Moms

Weenie roasts, roasting marshmallows, campfires, fishing, swimming, being under the stars, the quiet stillness of nature; all of this describes the perfect family activity… Camping We camped as a family throughout my childhood and I have...

Welcome Back | East Texas Moms

February 17, 2020. That was the last time I had been into a public place prior to August 17.  On February 17th, I had to go into a Walgreens to make a photocopy for my...

Pieces of You | East Texas Moms

As many of you know, my precious grandmother, Maw, passed away in February. We recently began the process of going through her things and organizing her home. The home where she was born in the...
Father's Day

21 Dads, 21 Stories

What do you think when you hear the word "father"? I think provider, protector and leader.  As Father's Day approached I began to think of dads and what they have to say about being...
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...