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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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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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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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Seven Thoughts on Parenting Middles

My parenting inadequacies have been shining brightly! I have successfully faked it for years. However, we have entered a new season in our home. We edged in quietly and unnoticed when it was just the first born. Now that the second born has entered middle school….Lord help us all. Hormones are to blame. I’ve even written […]

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