My parenting inadequacies have been shining brightly! I have successfully faked it for years. However, we have entered a new season in our home. We edged in quietly and unnoticed when it was just the first born. Now that the second born has entered middle school....Lord help us all. Hormones are to blame. I've even written them a love letter to express my feelings.
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...
This morning I woke up extra early. I sat in the silence in my living room. I looked around and thought about how only a couple of hours before, my son was alone in the same living room while...
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...
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...
My son graduated from high school last year and moved away to college. I absolutely love that he grew up in a close-knit community and with very dear friends. But that means that instead of just feeling the loss of...
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...
Unfortunately, even a pandemic doesn’t freeze time. No pause button. No redo. Time....including the short little about 4-year stretches of life we call “The High School Years” or “The College Years”, keeps happening. This is it. This is what our kids...
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...
My family and I recently had a "Great Gatsby" themed party. We played a game where we had to guess the slang from that era. To be honest (TBH), I had an easier time guessing the meaning from one...

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A Change in Seasons | East Texas Moms

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