Life as a Mom | East Texas Moms



Life as a mom is a full-time job with no beginning and no end.

Life as a mom is having a to-do list with boxes that never get checked.

Life as a mom is being a housekeeper, chef, taxi driver, nurse, and a confidant (among many, many other things).

Life as a mom is eating standing up; water boiling on the stove and dinner burning at the same time.

Life as a mom is saying, “clean your room”; “brush your teeth”; “quit fighting with your brother” a hundred times a day.

Life as a mom is making a million decisions and then agonizing over if you made the right choice.

Life as a mom is longing for a break but then missing your kids when the house is silent for too long.

Life as a mom is making them go outside to get their “excess energy out” but then staring out the window watching them as they play.

Life as a mom is figuring out who you are now … sometimes longing for the woman you used to be.

Life as a mom is full of tears … both yours and theirs.

Life as a mom has moments of joy and laughter – photographs of memories that remind you of their smile.

Life as a mom is goodnight prayers and lullabies.

Life as a mom is pride when they succeed and heartache when they hurt.

Life as a mom is wanting to make life for them better and easier than what you had but also knowing they need to learn a few things on their own.

Life as a mom is stepping in closer or learning to let go.

Life as a mom is thinking you might not be good enough, yet you are their mom, and that makes you the best!

Life as a mom is full of contradictions and metaphors.

Life as a mom is feeling your heart walking around outside of your chest.

Life as a mom is a story being written … someday to be told and shared by your greatest accomplishments: your children.

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Amanda and her husband live in Lindale where they are raising their two full-speed-ahead boys. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin and is a former 5th grade Reading teacher. A lifelong learner, Amanda has returned to her roots. Writing is her passion and therapy. It is in her bones and she loves every moment of it! Amanda is a southern gal who loves all things girly: the sparkle of new earrings, the glamour of a perfectly red lipstick, and the pain in your foot after wearing new heels to a smoldering outdoor BBQ (true story). She has proclaimed to be many things: an old soul born in the wrong era, a land-locked mermaid, and bull in a china shop. A book lover since she can remember, Amanda indulges herself in the smell of freshly printed pages and can’t stand the stench of an old book… she wonders “who else has touched that book and what images did they conjure up as they read the very same tale?” This thing is for certain however, Amanda is a mother who believes in the power of Faith, dreams, and imagination. One of Amanda’s most favorite quotes by Erin Hanson gives wings to her dreams: “What if I fall? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?”