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Month Nine as Mother of Three: While I was “Away” | East Texas Moms Blog

I feel as though I’ve been “away” for too long from the rest of my family as we’ve transitioned to a family of five. I’ve been emotionally “away” trying to survive, and I’ve been physically away. Away from the kid who needs her bottom wiped or her shoe tied or her pillow, blanket, baby, etc… […]

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No, I’m Not “That Crazy Woman” – But I DO Have PMDD | East Texas Moms Blog

You probably didn’t know, but April is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Awareness Month.  You’re probably thinking “eh…what did she say?”  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  I had no idea what it was either – until I was diagnosed with it.  And no, it’s not PMS, and it’s not “crazy woman syndrome.” Let me give you […]

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Momcation: A Beginners Guide | East Texas Moms Blog

Bachelorette parties in Vegas. Couples showers. Gender reveal parties. The babymoon. Go ahead and add MOMCATION to the list of things our mothers didn’t have to aspire to… err, enjoy. Folks, this. This was something I was slow to get on board with. I’ll just out myself right now and tell you that my oldest kid did […]

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Adoption Day! | East Texas Moms Blog

The day FINALLY came! (Read the beginning of their adoption story here.) I should have written this post as soon as Adoption Day was complete.  However…life!  So here it is.  Almost six months later.  There are days it seems Fielder has been in our family forever.  There are times it seems we are just beginning.  […]

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Go to Marriage Counseling But Don’t Use a Pastor | East Texas Moms Blog

As our allowed 45 minutes of therapy came to a close, the therapist looked at us and cheerfully said, “Well, you’re not in crisis. This is good. I’ll see you next week!”  My husband and I looked at each other… not in crisis? It almost came across as if we were getting an award…  Things […]

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