After 15 years of marriage, I've let something come between my husband and me. And I mean literally, create a thin but oh so lovely layer right there between us. That something is flannel sheets. I've owned flannel sheets for...
This morning I decided it was time to start focusing more on the things that I'm grateful for and sharing those on social media. It IS Thanksgiving month after all, and there's just been so much negative out there...

Catching Lily

Placing my hand on the infant’s soft, downy head, she knew the gift she was sharing. A baby waiting to be born just resting in the nearness of mom, was indeed a gift like none other. I’ll never forget...
This is me. I don't love this picture of me but this is how my daughter sees me. She took the picture. Not to document the day's failure. Not to prove that I am a mess. Not during a moment of...
Recently, I decided to update my resume to include all of the skills I’ve acquired thanks to motherhood. Perhaps you think that's a silly thing to do but I must staunchly disagree! In fact, about halfway through, I realized:...
  On the third Thursday of every month, I roll dice. It’s a stress reliever. Bunco is a simple game with three dice. You count your points, and if you roll three 6’s it’s a Bunco. It’s not about the...
DATE NIGHT: At Home, Cheap, and Romantic. IT IS POSSIBLE! What more could you ask for? Date nights don’t come often enough for most of us. Why is that? Are we tired? Too busy? Kids always around? Too expensive? While these...
When I first became a stay at home mom, I felt so much guilt about not bringing in an income for the family. My husband and I KNEW that it was the right and best decision for our family and...
It's winter.  I am a summer girl.  NOT a winter girl!  The first cold spell, my sister comes decked out in a cute toboggan, scarf, sweater, riding boots, coffee with a seasonal creamer and the biggest grin you have...
February is the month of love. We often think about romantic love with someone during this month, but this can be a month to begin the practice of self-love in the form of loving your mom body. There is a growing...

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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...