Several weeks back we were given the opportunity to test drive a Chevy Silverado truck for one week. I haven't test driven a vehicle since 2010. No, I'm not kidding. When the truck was delivered to my home it...
Dear Daughter, It's surreal. We sat in the car on your first day of Volleyball, just a few short weeks ago and you told me not to cry because you would too. You said, "Mom, stop looking at the school so...
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 am a baby wearing, breastfeeding...
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 for everyone. I know that...
Can I have a snack? This one little question literally makes me lose my mind. The snack issue wasn't so bad at first, but my toddler and preschooler seem to have recently morphed into garbage disposals, inhaling every food morsel...
As the mother of a senior, I decided to write about our experience this year. I first wrote in August about how it all began. Then the continuation of the journey. And now, we wrap things up.  My son is going...
Potty training. The mere word invokes crying, stomach aches and pure dread – in me! Before I potty trained my firstborn, I honestly could not fathom how I was supposed to teach a toddler who has never known anything but...
It was his kindergarten 'homework.' And then became his first grade foe. He couldn't master it. I couldn't teach him. He struggled. We struggled. The language I was using to communicate was not being understood. And then my husband stepped...
Sleep is a beautiful thing to me. I love sleep. I'm proud to admit that I have always liked naps. Having children really threw a kink in that. But I remained determined that like other people I spoke with,...
Thirteen was a memorable year for me. And not when I turned 13….when my son did! All of a sudden it was like aliens invaded his body. One minute he was playing Nerf wars with his little brother, and the...

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A Decade in East Texas | East Texas Moms

We are transplants celebrating the end of our first decade among the pine trees. It has not always been rainbows and sunshine living in...