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...
How do you adapt the rules as your kids get older? As kids grow and seasons change, different rules are needed. We also become wiser, more seasoned parents with different ideas than when we started. We've been pretty strict at our...
I am the mother of two teens and one tween, and here are some of my favorite things about this season. Big kids can find their own food. They can make sandwiches, cook eggs, and only occasionally start fires in...
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...

I Wasn’t Ready

I remember the day we found out we were pregnant with our first baby.  We were some of the lucky ones who didn't try for long.  We were still shocked and almost puzzled that we were able to make...
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...
As I sit in my car again waiting for my kid to get out of practice, I wonder if the time we spend going to and from athletic events is really worth all the time and money. How do...
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...
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...
Being a Mom is an amazing journey and being the Mom of a college aged person is definitely a NEW chapter in the story. My daughters are 23 and 18.  These two awesome ladies are the absolute joys of my...

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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...