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The Christmas Coat By Becky Garry Yates

It was late November 1962. John Glenn was the first astronaut to orbit the earth, the Beatles had just released their first single, “Love Me Do” and the first WalMart had opened. The Cuban Missile Crisis had taken us close to another World War. I was just a gangly, freckled face ten-year-old Tomboy, utterly oblivious […]

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What If I Don’t Love My Second Child?

If you spend any time on parenting blogs or social media groups, you’ve probably come across a poster expressing a concern, “what if I don’t love my second child as much as my first?”  The unanimous, meant to be the reassuring answer is always, “of course you will!” It’s usually followed up with descriptions of […]

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LMB Holiday Advent Calendar!

Did you ever have an Advent Calendar when you were little? The anticipation of each day opening that little door to unlock the candy or treat inside? And then knowing that Santa would come when all the doors were opened? Well we’ve got a treat for you - the Lubbock Moms Blog Holiday Advent Calendar! [...]
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My Dearest Jerzeygirl

  I dropped you off at school this morning as I’ve done so many times and it felt like so many mornings. I know you didn’t want to talk about what was bothering you but as your dad, I only wanted to take that weight off your heart. I don’t always say the right things […]

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Conversations in Potty Training

I have been dreading this day. The day I would start training my crazy two-year-old daughter to use the potty. She’s pretty much Darla off of “Finding Nemo,” making her dramatic, loud and unpredictable. I finally stopped buying huge boxes of diapers to stall, bought her some Minnie Mouse “big girl panties,” and began the […]

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You’re Gonna Miss This

You’re gonna miss this You’re gonna want this back You’re gonna wish these days Hadn’t gone by so fast These are some good times So take a good look around You may not know it now But you’re gonna miss this — Trace Adkins, “You’re Gonna Miss This”    I’ve never been a dweller in […]

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