queridaduncalfe

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Querida Duncalfe is a high school English teacher in Longview, Texas. Querida was born and raised in Dallas but moved to Longview to attend LeTourneau University. After meeting and marrying her college sweetheart, she stuck around the area. She and her husband have two sons.
school daze

School Daze | East Texas Moms Blog

If you’re anything like me, the last few months of school find you looking wild-eyed with delirium. You’re tired of driving to school each day, tired of thinking about homework, tired of thinking about...
standardized testing

Tension at Testing Time | East Texas Moms Blog

The STAAR test makes some students break out into a cold sweat. First time 3rd grade test-takers feel anxiety. Exit-level high schoolers feel a sense of exhaustion and wary relief that the end is...
bell bottom

Bell Bottom Blues | East Texas Moms Blog

If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can picture my tweenage self without feeling all her self-conscious nervousness. In particular, I picture how quickly my height would outpace my mama’s ability to replenish...
books

Spring [Book] Break | East Texas Moms Blog

  Maybe this Spring Break week finds you in the car for a road trip. Perhaps you’re flying to visit family or friends. Maybe your budget - like mine - is requiring you to take...

Two Moms Talking about Race in 2019 – Part 3 | East Texas Moms...

Two of our writers, Kelsey Runge and Querida Duncalfe, sat down and had a race conversation. This is the third part of their conversation in a 3-part series. Read part 1 & 2.  How we...
transition center

NonProfit Spotlight: Asbury House | East Texas Moms Blog

Throughout 2018, East Texas Moms Blog will be spotlighting one local nonprofit each month. Our goal is to bring awareness to our readers with nonprofit organizations that are making an impact in East Texas through their connection and work...
Christmas music

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas | East Texas Moms Blog

So, the weather outside isn’t exactly frightful just yet, but autumn has finally arrived in East Texas, and winter is on the horizon. There’s little I enjoy more at this time of year than...
mom of the month

Mom of the Month : Krista Olson | East Texas Moms Blog

  As November tends to be a time of reflecting on all we have to be thankful for, I welcomed the opportunity to shine a spotlight on one of my most best besties, a woman...
miscarriage

When You Lose the Baby You Never Got to Hold | East Texas Moms...

  I first became a mother in February of 2006, two and a half years after marrying my college sweetheart. Stunned and giddy, we told only our parents that we were expecting. We spent a...
body talk

Body Talk | East Texas Moms Blog

Our culture is obsessed with talking about women’s bodies. I can scarcely scroll through social media, listen to my regular podcast rotation, or read my daily inbox newsletter without coming across some manner of...