If I go on a personal outing alone, I sometimes hear... "Oh, where's the Peanut?  Is Dad babysitting?" No, Sandra - we let our toddler loose in a field of wild boars.  If he survives he gets a yogurt pop. I...
My 18 month old is drinking cereal milk from the bowl while my newborn cries for my attention. Daddy left for work half an hour ago, I’m sure the dog hasn’t eaten in a day or so, and I’m...
My daughter will be two in May. Long-gone are the days of buying or making a cake and everyone just showing up to celebrate. I’m four months out and I am already making my lists for decorations. Every year, I...
When I was little, every year we would get catalogs from a variety of stores showcasing their merchandise. The catalogs were thick with so many options of clothes and toys and books and shoes to add to your Christmas...
Have you heard it said that the world is moving much faster these days compared to when we were children? With that in mind, we want to provide our readers with some safeguards as suggestions to follow when friends...
I find myself choosing my words with extra care these days. In my early 20’s I was taught a harsh lesson that we all need to learn. I was 20 years old. I was stupid. I thought my actions had...
It's taken me an embarrassingly long time to put these words onto a screen.  Maybe it's because life just feels crazy right now. Maybe it's because this stuff is difficult and I don't like talking about it. Maybe it's because this is...
I’ve been reflecting on my mom and all the reasons I appreciate her. Having my own kids has helped me grasp the hugeness of all she has done for me. And it’s helped me understand her in ways I...
My experience of motherhood has been, in a word, humbling. I learn so much by watching other heroes of the parenting profession and one of those just happens to be my husband. In celebration of Fathers Day, I've compiled a...
Growing up in East Texas meant that I was surrounded by animals and learned the benefits of pet ownership from an early age. From living in town with a plethora of outdoor cats to moving to the country, riding...

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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...