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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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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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An Open Letter to my Dad

Dear Dad, Knowing how to start a letter to the man who loved me first is overwhelming.  It dawned on me just recently, as I was thinking about Father’s Day that I/we don’t really talk about the depths of what we mean to each other.  It sort of struck me as funny, simply because you […]

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Why having a young dad was so cool!

Being a young parent can be daunting, but I have to say my dad totally rocked it.  So without much fanfare here are my reasons why having a young dad was so cool…. He had really cool looking hair. Being born in the late 70s, I was able to watch my dad roll into the […]

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Dad Gave Me More Than A Nose.

 When I was a little girl, my biggest fear was that I would grow up to have a nose just like my dad’s nose. I knew it wasn’t the nose for me. I held the tip of my nose up with the tip of my index finger, thinking it might stick somewhere between pig nose and […]

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Why Father’s Day is bittersweet.

Around this time of year, I always feel it. The overwhelming feeling of sadness, loss and missing my Dad. 6 years ago, it happened. Very sudden, unexpected and certainly life-changing. The call you don’t ever want to receive. And then…a few days after his death, here comes Father’s Day which remains bittersweet each year. I’m thankful […]

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