Her name usually starts a conversation as soon as she introduces herself. Most people have never met a woman named Scotti and it’s a topic she loves talking about because her name has shaped her and allows her to talk about her family. She was born in 1988 in Tyler, TX and named after her dad, Scott. They moved further south in east Texas and she grew up in Shelbyville, TX. We got her looks and sense of humor from her dad and her caring, old soul from her mom, Missi. When she was 17, she decided to join the Texas Army National Guard and after graduating high school, she left home for basic training. She graduated basic training and became a medic (68W). She is still in the Army NG after 12 years and is stationed here in Tyler, Texas as a full time active Soldier. She met her husband, Cody in the military and they have been married for 9 years. She is a step mom to a 12 year old named Brandon, he is the biggest animal lover you will ever meet and wants to be a zoo keeper when he grows up. She and her husband completed a cycle of IVF October 2017 after many years of struggling with infertility and are now pregnant with a little boy to be named Kane. She enjoys riding motorcycles and being with family most. Also, being creative brings her peace, whether it be with food, paper, paint or plants.

Recycle East Texas | East Texas Moms

I recently traveled to Ireland, and besides the absolute beauty of the country, I also noticed that recycling and efficiency was a priority in their country. My mind quickly began to compare how wasteful...

Black Friday of Tattoos | East Texas Moms

When you think of December you likely think of cold weather, hot cocoa, and holiday decorations. But this December has something extra special in it; a Friday the 13th, and this means a new...
zoo night

Flashlights in the Zoo | East Texas Moms Blog

 Visit Tyler and Caldwell Zoo recently invited a few of us from the East Texas Moms Blog to join them for Night Hike at the Zoo. Our night started by hanging out with the...

Be Safe Out There | East Texas Moms Blog

Last week as I was leaving FedEx and the lady behind the counter didn’t say "have a nice day" or the normal salutation. Instead she said, “Be safe out there.” This has stayed with me and...
college mom

Adding the Title of “Student” | East Texas Moms Blog

I'm the type of person that can't sit still. I have to be doing two or three things at one time. (This drives my husband crazy by the way. He can sit in front of...
This Ain't Your Mother's Period Anymore

This Ain’t your Mother’s Period Anymore | East Texas Moms Blog

When I was younger and I would get hurt my mom would say, “You’re not bleeding, you're fine!” Fast forward to my preteen age and my mom warned me about the day that I would...
The Big Latch On

Big Latch On | East Texas Moms Blog

Being a new mom and finding local resources is not an easy task. My best friend, who is my go-to for mom questions, moved away before I got pregnant, so my local tribe felt very small. I...
women's soccer

Our Team | East Texas Moms Blog

To be completely honest, from the beginning I knew next to nothing about soccer, but you better believe that I have followed this team of strong, passionate women in the FIFA World Cup. I...
Denim Day

Denim Day: Sexual Assault Awareness Month | East Texas Moms Blog

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s campaign by The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is I Ask. The campaign theme raises the message that consent is healthy, normal and a necessary...

Stress Awareness Month | East Texas Moms Blog

If stressing and worrying about random things were a college degree, I could CLEP out of the entire master's program because I am a master worrier. April is Stress Awareness month. It...