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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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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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Your story matters.

Stories matter. Your story matters. Your stories makes a difference. And we have the opportunity to create and live stories daily in our lives. To really live in the moment. experiencing life and taking time to fully engage in the moments God gives us. Recently, the kids and I had to drive around and take care of […]

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What “rest” looks like

Everyone take a deep breath with me…. now exhale.   The holidays are over.  No more parties. No more decorating. No more gift-wrapping. Relaxing, yes? But I already feel it creeping in.  The New Year’s Resolutions… The goal-setting: Spring Cleaning.  Diet. Lose Weight. Get 10,000 steps a day.  No, let’s try 20,000! Exercise more. Or […]

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Not My World: Prioritizing Parenthood

My kids are not my world. As I scroll the news feed on my Facebook page, I see countless adorable pictures of babies. I’m in the time of life where friends are announcing the birth or adoption of children, a truly wonderful thing! Inevitably, though, I’ll see this hashtag: #myworld. Friends, though that hashtag may […]

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