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Melodye is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Spiritual Director in Tyler, Texas. She was born and raised in Henderson and after a brief stint in Abilene to get her undergraduate degree, returned to East Texas. She’s married to the love of her life and they own and operate Camp Canine. They have two amazing sons, two dogs, and four cats. Melodye specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image issues, maternal mental health, and parenting in her private practice. In her free time you can find her cooking, baking, reading, listening to music, crocheting and watching The Office or Friends or baseball, and occasionally blogging at faithfoodandfreedom.com.
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Internet Safety Basics | East Texas Moms

When I was little, every year we would get catalogs from a variety of stores showcasing their merchandise. The catalogs were thick with so many options of clothes and toys and books and shoes...
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Ways to Cope with Holiday Food Guilt and Body Shame | East Texas Moms

I was at a holiday gathering and heard two women talking about how they shouldn't be eating the foods they were piling on their plate. One of these beautiful, warm, loving ladies commented that...

Three Ways to Cope With Thanksgiving Feels | East Texas Moms

Thanksgiving is upon us... this means many things for many people! In my previous post, I discussed When Thanksgiving is Hard and the importance of emotional recognition and practices for emotional recognition- in ourselves first...
thanksgiving

When Thanksgiving is Hard | East Texas Moms

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. There's something about the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Day that has always brought a sense of warmth and comfort and safety and security to...
gratitude

How I Choose Gratitude For My Postpartum Body | East Texas Moms Blog

I didn’t think much about how pregnancy would change my body when my husband and I decided to start the journey of parenthood. When I was pregnant, I didn’t think much about what my body...
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Let Them Eat Candy! | East Texas Moms Blog

With Halloween around the corner, the diet talk and food fear is high for many people. This time of year creates a lot of anxiety in many of my clients that struggle with an eating...
weight stigma

How Weight Stigma Affects Our Kids | East Texas Moms

Weight Stigma Awareness Week is September 23-27. The East Texas Moms are bringing you this series on weight stigma, which we believe is an important and relevant topic for moms to understand.  How Weight Stigma...
weight stigma

Raising Weight Neutral Kids in Weight Stigma World | East Texas Moms

Weight Stigma Awareness Week is September 23-27. The East Texas Moms are bringing you this series on weight stigma, which we believe is an important and relevant topic for moms to understand.  Weight stigma is...
weight stigma

Weight Stigma in Motherhood | East Texas Moms

Weight Stigma Awareness Week is September 23-27. The East Texas Moms are bringing you this series on weight stigma, which we believe is an important and relevant topic for moms to understand.  Weight Stigma In...
weight stigma

What is Weight Stigma? | East Texas Moms

You may have thought twice about reading this post. You may have had a visceral, full body reaction to reading the words "weight stigma".