She woke up in a good mood. He woke up furrowing his brow and rolling his eyes. Tomorrow may be the opposite. Moodiness is triggered by some unknown source. Blaming lack of sleep and too much screen time sounds...
My son and I had a date back at the end of May to high school graduation. We watched his friends a grade ahead of him walk across that stage and receive their diplomas, both trying not to mention...
Modesty can be a controversial topic.  Add lust and it just got interesting. Lust. I cringe when it comes to hearing those words and when it comes to my daughter, I cringe a little deeper. My husband, on the...
Several weeks ago, I posted a poll of sorts on my personal Facebook page. I asked the question: Did you work in high school? If so, where? The response that I got was amazing. I got input on why or why...
The other night I got a text from my daughter, "Mom, -------- asked me out." Are there any more dreaded words to hear from your child? You know that it will be an issue eventually, but it feels like it...
The Big Games are a big deal in our house. It is, in its own right, a THING. Even though water is our jam, with swimming being a part of the summer games, we pretend that we know all...
We are raising two daughters. Today, one is 9 and the other 12. Everything is so big in their little worlds. We struggled to know when the "right" time to give our oldest daughter a phone and when to...
You can be anything you want to be. You can go to college out of state. You have what it takes to go far. Do you say these things to your children? Well, I certainly do. I want all the greatest things...
East Texas Moms Blog is taking some time in 2018 to shine the spotlight on some moms in our East Texas community. We hope these stories continue to shine a light so bright, that it brings us together and...
Every year I’m determined to make “this year different”.  I start out the season wanting to focus our celebration on Jesus. It never fails that I over-buy and over-stress and lose Jesus somewhere around December 21. It’s hard to be...

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Everyone loves a good stay-cation, right? Most of the time families decide on this because they want the time together as a family, away...