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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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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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