As if traveling isn't difficult enough, add flying and hauling around a breast pump and breast milk. If I never have to do that again I won't complain. Since I did fly with a breast pump in tow, here are...
A couple years back a friend gave me her hair appointment with a new stylist, Paige Hipp. It felt like divine intervention at that point in my life. My husband and I were going through fertility treatments and things...
  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 blissful weekend vetoing each other’s...
There are transitions at many phases of life that prove to be challenging. That is certainly the case with the transition to being a mother. The first few weeks of life with a newborn is trying to figure out how...
I was a mother myself and had another on the way. There was little to no room for excuse.  Yet still, I was an awful friend.  We'd been friends since college and were both in the season of our lives when we...
Parenting: the learning journey that never ends. My middle called to my oldest for help, a cry that she first ignored but, at my nudging, impatiently heeded as she stomped across the room to help her sister. She huffed her exasperation...
I feel as though I've been "away" for too long from the rest of my family as we've transitioned to a family of five. I've been emotionally "away" trying to survive, and I've been physically away. Away from the...
  Friends, we have so much to celebrate this month, but the biggest thing is that this mother of three gig started to feel “normal,” even if it seems a little sloppy at times. We celebrate breastfeeding! When we began this...
“Mom, I don’t know what we’re having for dinner, and I don’t really want to think about it. How do single moms do this??” I whined about “adulting” and about this season in our lives to my mother. I...
Well, it happened! Another year came and went. Lately, I have been running around with a certain Pat Benatar song stuck in my head. I know this sounds completely random, but it is true. I took the liberty of...

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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...