Summer, summer, what has happened to you? No water parks, less activities available, no parties. I push my kiddos outside and then its 100 degrees and they come right back in. This mama has been worn down. I decided that...
I imagine many of you can attest (maybe before, definitely after quarantine) that it is difficult to remember “these are the days” when the days are as long as they are hard. As I write, my 18 month old...
Should I kick this off with the usual, “You can’t pour from an empty cup,” reminder? Sometimes the long days of motherhood add up and we become overwhelmed. There's an urge to run away – that’s not just me, right? I’m...
I’ve never understood how Mother’s Day became an excuse for moms to get away, when being with those that call us “Mom” provides an opportunity for the best kind of celebration. COVID-19 has forced us all to celebrate at...
  Cousins.  Your first friends.  Your built-in friends for life.  This magical experience of "cousins" is already happening with Jackson and cousins, Layla and Olivia.  Or, I should say "Yaya and Yivie". My grandma "Maw" passed away on Valentine's Day and...
My husband knows I have a standing Monday night date with my bachelor friend. It’s good for our long-distance relationship. Some girlfriends have The Bachelor viewing parties, some just catch up on each other’s social media. Some people won’t admit they...
As a Texan, there are things we love. Sweet tea, BBQ, Friday night football and Buc-ees. Buc-ees, the gas station of all gas stations. The gas station run like a well-oiled machine.   Right up there with Chick-Fil-A. Home of the...
Have you taken an Enneagram Personality test? As a mom, wife, daughter, aunt, etc ... we can get lost in our many roles. I have found that learning more about my Enneagram Type has helped me grow and slowly develop...
Born and Raised So many East Texans claim this as a badge of honor. I get it. Smaller towns. Community focused with family at it's core. As a transplant, this can be daunting. First, there's still the lingo to learn. Second,...
We've got some EXCITING News....ETMB is now East Texas Moms. Just 4 short years ago we launched East Texas Moms Blog with the goal of creating a parenting resource for the parents of East Texas. So much has happened in...

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This East Texas Shop Local Guide is a sponsored post. We reached out to each featured business included in this guide and also included a...