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Sharing the holidays with… your birthday | East Texas Moms Blog

This is going to be the scrooge-iest post you’ll read all Christmas. If you LOVE Christmas and put your tree up in July and have been streaming Burl Ives “Holly Jolly Christmas” on Pandora for weeks… avert your eyes.  BUT – if you’re one of the “privileged” December babies or heck – even a January […]

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Weekend Guide

Plan Your Weekend :: December 15 – 17 | East Texas Moms Blog

Holiday season is in full swing and December is a busy month in East Texas.  With so many local events happening, we want to be your guide to planning the weekend. If you don't see your event listed here, please add it to our community calendar, send us a message or leave a comment. FridaySaturdaySundayDecember [...]
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Transitioning from Santa for Tweenagers | East Texas Moms Blog

Every year I’m determined to make “this year different”.  I start out the season wanting to focus our celebration on Jesus. It never fails that I over-buy and over-stress and lose Jesus somewhere around December 21. It’s hard to be an adult and meet all your children’s whims. It’s hard to force Jesus on my […]

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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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Weekend Guide

Plan Your Weekend :: December 8 – 10

Holiday season is in full swing and December is a busy month in East Texas.  With so many local events happening, we want to be your guide to planning the weekend. If you don't see your event listed here, please add it to our community calendar, send us a message or leave a comment. FridaySaturdaySundayDecember [...]
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Weekend Guide

Plan Your Weekend :: December 1 – 3

Holiday season is in full swing and December is a busy month in East Texas.  With so many local events happening, we want to be your guide to planning the weekend. If you don't see your event listed here, please add it to our community calendar, send us a message or leave a comment. FridaySaturdaySundayDecember [...]
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Mom's Guide to December

The East Texas Experience ~ A Mom’s Guide to December

Establishing family traditions, especially around the holidays, is one of our favorite things about being a mom and having a sweet family. There is something so special about knowing that children will remember these moments for decades to come, and they may even pass traditions on to their families someday.  East Texas has ample opportunities for [...]
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Plan Your Weekend :: November 24 – 26

November is a busy month in East Texas.  With so many local events happening, we want to be your guide to planning the weekend. If you don't see your event listed here, please add it to our community calendar, send us a message or leave a comment. FridaySaturdaySundayNovember GuideFriday November 24: Athens Turkey Trot | [...]
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I’m An Introvert – And Yes, I Agreed to Host Thanksgiving | East Texas Moms Blog

In my family, Thanksgiving is a big deal. So to host it is an enormous responsibility. When we were kids, Grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving and she made it a masterpiece. Grandmother always cooked everything. She wouldn’t have it any other way. It was as if the Pilgrims themselves had Thanksgiving dinner at Grandmother’s house. So […]

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