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3 Ways to Keep Family Connection Strong during Stressful Seasons

They say “communication is key” and while true, I would wager that when it comes to family life, “connection is key” is a more accurate statement. Establishing attachment and connection between parent and child begins with the first skin-to-skin moments as an infant. But, it shouldn’t stop there. Nurturing and maintaining a positive, healthy connection […]

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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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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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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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So Your Child Wants to Participate in the Games | East Texas Moms Blog

The Big Games are a big deal in our house. It is, in its own right, a THING. Even though water is our jam, with swimming being a part of the summer games, we pretend that we know all the things about halfpipe and triple axels, as if we were snowboarders and skaters. One must […]

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