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.
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...

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...

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....

A Letter to Marty | East Texas Moms Blog

I hear the stories of the dreaded mother-in-law.  The one who is always sticking her nose into your business and giving her unsolicited advice and opinions.  I also hear the stories about the mother-in-love, who is...

Dear Future Mrs. Murphy | East Texas Moms Blog

We all know that girl…. You know?  The beautiful, smart, athletic, funny, well-rounded girl.  The one who can have fun and carry on a great conversation.  The girl who can dance, sing and have a...

Moving Memories | East Texas Moms Blog

We all know the feeling well.  Moving on from one stage of life to the next. It can be fun, exciting, scary, bittersweet, and maybe even sad.   My family and I recently made the decision...