Choosing a word for the year has gained popularity as a New Year’s tradition. When I saw a mom friend of mine using the idea to prepare her daughters for the upcoming school year, I knew I had to...
Clean backpacks. Fresh smelling sneakers. Sharpened pencils. Full packs of crayons. We’ve searched high and low for the perfect folder in orange with brads and pockets in plastic. We’ve crossed off all. the. things. on the school supply list to arm their teachers...
Anyone else out there a first time Kindergarten mom? Well, our baby girl is starting Kindergarten I’ve been in tears almost everyday. There’s something about watching your child take first steps into the world, and knowing you can’t be there to...
It's the end of summer, and it's time for school to start. Here's how you know:  You're out of paper plates for the 15th time this summer. You've missed trash pickup three weeks in a row because no one...
Back to school means new beginnings and fresh starts. It is also a time to reflect and gather a game plan for the upcoming year as students and their teachers create a unique bond outside of the home. I've asked...
It's Back-to-School season! For some of our readers, this is an old hat you dust off every August and you have back to school shopping down to a science. For others, you are just now entering that stage of life and...
There is one giant ball of stress building. It is called “End of School” stress. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill anxiety. Oh no. This is the smack-you in-the-face, pull-your-pants-down-around-your- ankles, and spit-gum-in-your-hair type of strain.  If stress was a bully, this...
If you’re anything like me, the last few months of school find you looking wild-eyed with delirium. You’re tired of driving to school each day, tired of thinking about homework, tired of thinking about what to cook for dinner. Frequently,...
The STAAR test makes some students break out into a cold sweat. First time 3rd grade test-takers feel anxiety. Exit-level high schoolers feel a sense of exhaustion and wary relief that the end is in sight. And every year,...
By now we’ve all been back to school for a while. And for those of you who home school like we do, you may already be counting down the days until you can justify a fall break. Well this post...

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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...