Elizabeth Oates


When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

My favorite movie when I was a child was Baby Boom, starring Diane Keaton. It’s the story of a high-powered career woman named J.C. Wiatt (Keaton) who has it all: money, success, a fancy...

Every Mom’s Back-to-School Guide

The new school year is upon us, but before the first day of school even hits us we must conquer registration, orientation, meet-the-teacher night, and endless amounts of paperwork . . . in triplicate...

7 Blessings of Big Families

    Are they all yours? Don’t you know what causes that? You sure have your hands full! Are you done yet?   In today’s family economy, our family of seven is not the norm, and perfect strangers are quick to...

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Foster Parent

I’ll never forget the phone call I received on November 17, 2014. “Mrs. Oates, we have a nine-week-old Caucasian baby girl available for placement. If you’re willing to take her, we need to bring...

A Day-In-the-Life of a Work-At-Home-Mom

Picture a woman balancing a laptop on her knees so she can check her email while she tries to spoon-feed her baby, wipe the hands of her toddler, check the homework of her seven-year-old,...
Elizabeth Oates Waco Moms Blog

Playdates Aren’t Just for Moms: 4 Steps to Finding Mom Friends

My current season of motherhood feels like people playing tug-of-war . . . and I’m the rope! I am trying to mother a pre-teen, two elementary kids, a toddler, and a baby—two sets of...
Autism Awareness Waco Moms Blog

Moms Speak Out on Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Month, and with 1 in 68 children affected by autism, chances are you or someone you know is affected by this disorder. When I was growing up, autism was not talked...
waco moms blog meet elizabeth oates

Meet Elizabeth Oates

Meet Elizabeth Oates Hi Waco Moms! My name is Elizabeth Oates. From the outside looking in, I live the idyllic life of the quintessential soccer mom. I married my college sweetheart, Brandon (sic ‘em Bears!)....