Two of our writers, Kelsey Runge and Querida Duncalfe, sat down and had a race conversation. This is the second part of their conversation in a 3-part series. Read part 1.  What is racism? KR: As a teen and young adult,...
Two of our writers, Kelsey Runge and Querida Duncalfe, sat down and had a great conversation about race. This is the first part of their conversation in a 3-part series.   "Hi, I'm Kelsey, and I'm white. My ancestry DNA results...
I wanted to see how much good could be accomplished in one day. I set a budget - about $25, devised a list of good deeds, planned a route around town to make the most of our time and...
  As November tends to be a time of reflecting on all we have to be thankful for, I welcomed the opportunity to shine a spotlight on one of my most best besties, a woman for whom I am deeply...
In college, I hung out with a friend that I had known since middle school. That night left me with the label as a sexual assault survivor. The correct term used to describe the event in my medical file...
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month for East Texans I've heard some of my friends grumbling about how frivolous the new fad of gender reveal parties is. "Why make such a big deal out of it?" the naysayers sigh. "The...
Our culture is obsessed with talking about women’s bodies. I can scarcely scroll through social media, listen to my regular podcast rotation, or read my daily inbox newsletter without coming across some manner of body talk.   Who touched whose...
For the second year, East Texas Moms Blog asked our readers to nominate a teacher that they felt was deserving of the our Teacher of the Year Award. Again this year, we were so impressed with the teachers that were nominated...
Before the curtain falls on The Color Purple: The Musical, our heroine Celie takes center stage for a shimmering moment of well-earned, hard won self-actualization. She boldly sings of her difficult life, the insults visited upon her body verbally...
East Texas Moms Blog is taking some time in 2018 to shine the spotlight on some moms in our East Texas community. We hope these stories continue to shine a light so bright, that it brings us together and...

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