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Raising a Joseph in a Justin World | East Texas Moms Blog

Back in October, my daughter got “booed” for Halloween by a sweet young boy in her school. He did the most amazing job on her boo gift. It was the cutest thing. They are 10. Things like this are still in the cute stage. This is what I’m telling myself anyway. But my oldest. Sigh. […]

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For this reason, I want to be intentional with this “pre-talk”. It’s the first chance I’m going to have to prove to my kids that I’m going to answer their more awkward questions honestly and without shame.

Having the “Pre-Talk” with Your Pre-Schooler | East Texas Moms Blog

“Mommy, are you a boy or a girl?” Over the last few weeks, this has been my daughter’s favorite question. Wherever we are, whoever we see, she wants to know “are they a boy or a girl”? It is such an innocent question, and yet as soon as my darling three-year-old began asking it, I […]

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Supporting your friend through a miscarriage | East Texas Moms Blog

The ringing phone reverberated through my quiet office. I reached across my desk lazily and picked up the receiver:  “Expectant Heart Pregnancy Resource Center, this is Mary K. How can I help you?” “Mary K., I…I lost the baby,” With those words my sweet client dissolved into tears on the other end of the phone.  […]

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The Mental Load | East Texas Moms Blog

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 […]

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