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To Santa or Not to Santa?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is filled with family, peppermint, lights, and magic, but it’s not without its controversies! “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”? Dare I mention….the Starbucks cup? Perhaps the most polarizing of all Christmas conundrums as a mother is where my family falls on the Santa Spectrum. […]

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What’s With The Dumb Dads?

  Turn on the TV and you’d think the typical American dad is a lazy, sex-obsessed, golf playing bumbling buffoon who can barely hold down a job.   For example, I was flipping through channels the other day when a bleach commercial came on. The dad began cleaning a massive fish right there in the kitchen, scraping […]

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3 Reasons We Are Choosing a Hard Candy Christmas

Christmas is hard, you guys. I absolutely love the holiday season, but navigating the month of December as a stay-at-home mom whose budget is already stretched just a bit too thin… Let’s just say I’m stress-eating a lot of tree-shaped butter cookies. (Seriously, why are they SO GOOD?) I’m stressed because our budget doesn’t have […]

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9 Common Misconceptions About Oklahoma

There are a lot of misconceptions about Oklahoma. When I visit other states or talk to those who aren’t from around here, they always seem to have their own unique versions of what goes on here. It’s time to destroy those stereotypes and bring awareness to how awesome this state is. My hope is that […]

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Why We Took the “If” Out of Santa

“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake!” If ever there were words to straighten up a child’s errant behavior in December, you’re sure to find them in the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” They aren’t […]

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10 Ways to Invest in your Relationship Instead of Retiring to your Phone

As much as I find genuine joy in spending time with my daughter, I admit I look forward to “my time” when she falls asleep. It’s quiet; it’s peaceful; it’s space to think, unwind, and (most importantly) eat ice cream without having to share. Bedtime comes, and this feeling is amplified after a long day of structured […]

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How to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays

The holiday season is here (or as I like to call it “eating season.”) While the memories made and family time are always awesome in hindsight, the reality of them can be a tad stressful. I’m no expert at remaining calm cool and collected but I am an expert on stress! Especially when I start […]

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