I donned my most modest, black swimsuit. I felt like a mature Wednesday Addams. It was a stark contrast to my middle son’s flashy flamingo trunks. Summer isn’t quite my scene. Regardless, I readied myself and my three boys for...
FOMO  Fear of missing out sometimes strikes when we least expect it. Even during summer vacation. If your family is like mine, you live comfortably and can afford one or two modest family vacations per year. And if your social...
Summertime is my favorite time of year; grilling out, lemonade stands, Slip-n-Slides, the sound of the ice cream truck coming ‘round the corner and of course our Ultimate Backyard Movie Night. Aaaah, that's Summer!  And while I know it's just about over...there's still room for a movie night!"
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Solar Significance

Several weeks ago I was sitting on the couch watching reruns on Netflix with my husband when I got a very excited text from my mom.  "DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A SOLAR ECLIPSE IN AUGUST?! And it's right where...
We have put together a comprehensive list of July 4th festivities including all the great fireworks shows across East Texas this year! We hope you enjoy some celebrating with your family and friends!  Happy Independence Day to all of...
A good friend had the brilliant idea to start a summer book club for kids.  It is a great way to keep kids interested in reading during the summer break from school. Starting your own summer book club for kids...
Let's Get Moving!  Summer Time Ideas Our Contributing team put our heads together and came up with a list of some "non-traditional" ways to get moving this summer!  AND most of them can be done WITH the kiddos!    Play with your...
Summer is quickly approaching and in our house we could not be more excited!!!  I sat down with my kiddos and together we made our Summer Fun List.  This was super fun!  Of course this list has some items...
This is not a post about Summer's greatness. I love summer. I love tan lines and swimming pools. But the part about summer that I don't love is working. It's hard for me to get on board the "woo-hoo summer"...
School is out for the summer!!!! What do you have planned to do with your kids? With your family? With your husband? If you need some ideas, we've come up with 80+ ideas for you and your family to...

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An ETX Staycation: Keeping Close to Home | East Texas Moms

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...