This week I had the amazing opportunity to talk with Christi Sowell of the Fostering Collective in Smith County. I had so many questions about the needs in our community, what it was like to be a foster parent,...
Names have been omitted to protect the embarrassed - It’s me - I’m embarrassed. When raising boys there are some things you hear over and over. They are noise with dirt on it. Fart jokes are their bread & butter. And...
Potty training twin boys hasn't gone very well. Sleep training went great, all things considered. Bottle feeding schedule was perfect. But potty training has become crappy. In SO many ways. People told me we would get the hang of it,...
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...

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A Change in Seasons | East Texas Moms

Interestingly enough, I started this post several weeks before Snowmaggedon 21 hit Texas. This post means way more to me now than it did...