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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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Lessons learned

“Hey change your attitude!” her text caught me by surprise! I was trying to write and a multitude of distractions pulled, twisted and turned my thoughts! Wait, change my attitude? I’m the wise one, I’m currently writing about correction; how to recognize and humbly accept unsolicited correction. And I stand corrected?! Seriously, as this blog […]

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Joy in the Moments

Every year when graduation rolls around a flood of memories coming crashing in of my own graduation and high school days.  I was the brainy nerd.  I loved school and loved to learn and school days were easy.  When I became a mom, I dreamed of how my kids would grow up….activities, friends, achievements.  I […]

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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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