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When New Traditions Become Your Tradition | East Texas Moms Blog

Ever since we tied the knot, I have been spending time trying to create Christmas traditions for our family. First we had the newlywed phase, where everything was new and fun. Then we had the baby’s first Christmas phase, where you want every single thing you do during the season to be memorable. Eight Christmases […]

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Weekend Guide

Plan Your Weekend :: December 22 – 24 | East Texas Moms Blog

Holiday season is in full swing and December is a busy month in East Texas.  With so many local events happening, we want to be your guide to planning the weekend. If you don't see your event listed here, please add it to our community calendar, send us a message or leave a comment. FridaySaturdaySundayDecember [...]
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Sharing the holidays with… your birthday | East Texas Moms Blog

This is going to be the scrooge-iest post you’ll read all Christmas. If you LOVE Christmas and put your tree up in July and have been streaming Burl Ives “Holly Jolly Christmas” on Pandora for weeks… avert your eyes.  BUT – if you’re one of the “privileged” December babies or heck – even a January […]

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Weekend Guide

Plan Your Weekend :: December 15 – 17 | East Texas Moms Blog

Holiday season is in full swing and December is a busy month in East Texas.  With so many local events happening, we want to be your guide to planning the weekend. If you don't see your event listed here, please add it to our community calendar, send us a message or leave a comment. FridaySaturdaySundayDecember [...]
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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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When Christmas Sucks: The Two (Traditions) Shall Become One | East Texas Moms Blog

When we married, we two became one. We just forgot to apply that to our Christmas traditions. It looked like he won it in a crane arcade game. Thin, gold tinsel lined the white plastic star, studded in even intervals by thin-tipped, multi-colored lights. Chintzy, cheap, and completely unfit to sit atop our tree, but […]

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