Spring is lovely. Even I, someone who considers herself quite indoorsy, can appreciate it. I like to take advantage of the tolerable temperatures and get my boys outside for walks down our county road. Tall East Texas pine trees cast shade...
If stressing and worrying about random things were a college degree, I could CLEP out of the entire master's program because I am a master worrier. April is Stress Awareness month. It couldn’t just be a day,...
Two of our writers, Kelsey Runge and Querida Duncalfe, sat down and had a race conversation. This is the third part of their conversation in a 3-part series. Read part 1 & 2.  How we can do better, together? KR: Listen....
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...

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A Decade in East Texas | East Texas Moms

We are transplants celebrating the end of our first decade among the pine trees. It has not always been rainbows and sunshine living in...