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Kickboxing Momma: I (really do) Love Kickboxing at iLoveKickboxing | East Texas Moms Blog

Truth be told, the name intimidated me. Kickboxing. It sounded like something I tell my kids to stop doing. But the workout I got by kickboxing at iLoveKickboxing – Tyler met my need for exercise as well as fun! Warming up to kick boxes. Or not. I drove up to iLoveKickboxing-Tyler on Old Jacksonville Highway unsure […]

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When Christmas Sucks: The Two (Traditions) Shall Become One | East Texas Moms Blog

When we married, we two became one. We just forgot to apply that to our Christmas traditions. It looked like he won it in a crane arcade game. Thin, gold tinsel lined the white plastic star, studded in even intervals by thin-tipped, multi-colored lights. Chintzy, cheap, and completely unfit to sit atop our tree, but […]

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Month Three: When the happy train derailed | East Texas Moms Blog

We seemed to be trucking along nicely, but then the happy train derailed. “Oh. Damn. The chickens’ windows are open, and it’s raining.” The words rolled out of my 4-year-old’s mouth so nonchalantly, it took me a moment to realize what happened.  Mom. Fail. Friends, that’s how month three has gone as the (now) mother […]

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The Breastfeeding Journey: If I could go back in time…

“Breastfeeding is a journey that comes with multiple, often contradictory guides, minimal cultural support in some western cases, and breathtaking, life-giving scenery. My journeys with each child have varied across the spectrum of wretched to wonderful, but I learned a little something along the way.”

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