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...

How Bad Can 13 Be?

  13 It’s just a number, right? A lucky number some may even say. Seems innocent enough. Well, it used to be, until my son turned those digits and all of a sudden my world changed overnight. I remember the day this same...

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...
When I say I am not going to do something, I am pretty good at holding tight to it.  I vowed a long time ago that I would never get on Snapchat. I would not support it. In my...
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...
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...
For Christmas this year, we gave my 14-year-old son a Samsonite carry-on suitcase of his very own. Every time I look at that suitcase for more than 3 seconds, I tear up. Because this boy is going places. And...

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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...