To encourage you to get out and enjoy all that East Texas has to offer this time of year, we challenge you to a Christmas Scavenger Hunt!
Let’s be honest, as parents, it is hard to have time for our own hobbies. For goodness sake, I wake up at 4:30 in the morning just so I can workout without a child sitting on me while I try to do it. This got me thinking about the importance of hobbies and why […]
How many of you are familiar with the concept of “the mental load”? Please take a minute – or three – and review that link. Trust me. It’ll open in a new window and you can refer back to it as you go – but what I’m about to say won’t make quite as much […]
When I was young, I always knew there was something different about him. I could never put my finger on what it was that made him different from all the other dads. I knew that people thought he was funny. I knew that everywhere we went, he knew someone well enough to strike up a […]
“I want a race car… no! A toolbox. No! An airplane… yeah an airplane!” My dad has a soft spot for my 5-year old son. And my son would do just about anything to spend time with his grandpa. So, when my son says he wants to build something out of wood (my dad’s favorite […]
I have so many memories of my dad being a good daddy, but the memory that changed me the most isn’t from my childhood. My dad, Tommy, has been gone for 5 years and was very sick at the end of his life. The hard memories are the most vivid in my mind. So the love […]
My parents. They were always present. There isn’t a time that I remember my parents not being there. In my early years, my mom stayed at home and was a seamstress to the public (which by the way…she’s amazing and in my opinion can do anything when it comes to a needle and thread…among […]
I. freaking. love. football. For as long as I can remember, I have loved football. Neither parent coached sports, and really neither one of my parents was what I call a fanatic or anything. The closest influence I had growing up was my brother, who played multiple sports in school, was a journalism major and […]