merridethfussell

merridethfussell
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“Y’all” and “Fixin” were things this born and raised Ohioan never thought would become part of her daily vocabulary. After graduating from Muskingum University with a degree in journalism, Merrideth found herself a true-blooded East Texan and followed him down here. Nine years and many cultural lessons later, Merrideth is learning to balance life as a teacher, wife to a busy entrepreneur, and mother to three kids. She has a mild obsession with reading books before they become movies, Mexican food, and any song by George Strait. Since becoming a Texas transplant, she has committed to living a more active and healthy lifestyle. Travel is her love language! Before she turns the big 4-0, she plans to learn how to Texas two-step, visit Italy with her husband, and publish a novel. You can get to know her better by visiting her blog at pipelinewife.wordpress.com.
choosing words

Choosing Words | East Texas Moms Blog

I find myself choosing my words with extra care these days. In my early 20’s I was taught a harsh lesson that we all need to learn. I was 20 years old. I was stupid....
breastfeeding

Saying Goodbye To Breastfeeding | East Texas Moms Blog

There are so many feelings wrapped into breastfeeding a child. A few of the first ones that come to mind are: anxiety, fear, failure, connection, love, respect, determination, and pride. I know that breastfeeding isn’t...
end of school

Let’s Just Make it

There is one giant ball of stress building. It is called “End of School” stress. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill anxiety. Oh no. This is the smack-you in-the-face, pull-your-pants-down-around-your- ankles, and spit-gum-in-your-hair type of strain.  If...
yelling

Yes, Yelling at My Kids Makes Me a Better Mom | East Texas Moms...

You did not read that wrong. Before we all get in a tizzy about yelling and how it is hurtful, please give me a chance to explain.  Before I had kids, I always imagined what...
handwritten letter

The Art of the Handwritten Letter | East Texas Moms Blog

Today, the text messages we receive are a far cry from the days when taking time to sit down and write out a letter by hand was considered normal. When thinking back to a simpler...
Texan

A Mum is Not Just a Potted Plant and Other Things to Know About...

When I moved to Texas nine years ago, I knew there would be things that would be different. I was sure that I was in for a few surprises and I was even looking...

Sassafras Festival: A Fall Tradition | East Texas Moms Blog

I have lived in the great state of Texas for 9 years this month. It seems unreal to me that I have lived here that long. That’s 9 winters of not scraping ice off...
mom of the month

September’s Mom of the Month: Kelly Jackson | East Texas Moms Blog

East Texas Moms Blog is taking some time in 2018 to shine the spotlight on some moms in our East Texas community. We hope these stories continue to shine a light so bright, that...
things

Things | East Texas Moms Blog

Things are just things. There are lots of pretty things. And fun things. There are sentimental things. Silly things. And there are "waste of space" things. Things can't make you happy. Things don't define you. They are not...
reads

What a Mama Reads | East Texas Moms Blog

I have read a few things lately that have really left my head either spinning or have given me something important to contemplate. I thought it would be fun to recap a few of...