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...
This month makes the third anniversary of us becoming parents to a third child. Our oldest got our novice mistakes, over protection, and limitless attention. By the time our second arrived, we had smartened up and only repeated half of...
Spring is around the corner, and that means team sports. My son is close to the age of being able to participate in pee-wee sports. In fact, several of my friends enrolled their children at an even younger age. I...

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An ETX Staycation: Keeping Close to Home | East Texas Moms

Everyone loves a good stay-cation, right? Most of the time families decide on this because they want the time together as a family, away...