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,...
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Dear Love Bug, I have no small amount of anxiety about your starting middle school this year. This is no surprise to you, I’m sure. We spent at least half of last school year discussing which school you would go...
Let's get real sisters. The month of May and end of the school year just plain sucks. A few years ago, blogger/author Jen Hatmaker wrote a piece about just how bad the end of the school year is. Her...
For most of us, we wake up every week day morning and get our own kids prepared for school and we prepare ourselves. We make sure their lunch is packed, permission slips are signed, homework is completed and we...
I have the privilege of teaching high school art. It is the most amazing job I could have ever asked for. I get to teach my students about a subject I absolutely LOVE! I get to talk art all...
I'm a PTO mom. I volunteer because I like to know what's going on at my kids school. I like knowing your kids by name and saying hello to them in the halls of the school and in the...

Go MAD, My Son

“Go MAD, Landrum!” I yelled as he slung his backpack onto his broadening shoulders. I will never forget the look as he slightly ducked his head and tossed me a grin that said, “Thanks mom, you’re crazy.” As he...
“Are you so glad to have all your kids back home and be homeschooling again?” my sweet friend asked as I walked in the office. Immediately I envisioned my other homeschooling friends, the ones with Michelle Duggar’s personality being asked...
We have had our kids in public school and homeschool.  I feel that there are pros and cons to both options and each family needs to weigh those pros and cons and choose the option that is best for...

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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...