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Summer 2017 Guide to FREE

Summer 2017 Guide to FREE Outdoor Movies and Concerts in the Metro

Are you looking for ideas for summer family fun in the OKC area? Even better, FREE activities? We have rounded some up for you! Now it’s super easy to enjoy beautiful Oklahoma summer nights with your family and friends at these local events. Pack your sunscreen, lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, water bottles and bug spray and check out our 2017 Guide […]

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No I Am Not Her Grandma!

No, I Am Not Her Grandma!

  I was 35. My baby was 18 month old. We were checking out at the grocery store when the clerk pointed to my sweet baby girl, whose chubby little legs were sticking out of the front part of the grocery cart, and she asked, “Is that your grand-baby?” I tried not to be mortified […]

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You May Be 40(ish) If . . .

  I’ve entered it, my fourth decade. And guess what? There are definitely some challenges, a fair amount of “what the heck?” moments and also some pretty fabulous bright spots. It is a decade unlike any I’ve experienced so far and it does seem to have a few significant marks. So for those of you also in your fourth decade (or dangerously close), here […]

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Playing at the Power and Prestige Children’s Gallery at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

This is a sponsored post for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, however all opinions are my own. OKC Mamas, it's time to take a trip to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum!  Their new exhibition, the Power and Prestige Children's Gallery, brings to life the histories and cultures of the American Plains [...]
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10 Problems All Short Moms Have

I’ve got a little unknown fact for you: December 21st is the shortest day of the year.  Why am I telling you this?  Because it is also National Short Girl Appreciation Day.   So for all of us that are 5’5” and shorter, that is our day!  And while our petite stature can be pretty adorable, it can […]

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Why We Love Fall

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.  If you had to pick one, which season is your favorite?  Mine is definitely fall.   Yours?  Oh, come on.  I feel like I can’t be alone in the Fall Fan Club.  Whether you chose Fall as your favorite season or not, here are four reasons Why We Love Fall. 1. It Delights Our […]

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What if the Corporate World was a Little Bit More Like Our Child’s Daycare?

I work as the Director of a daycare and absolutely love my job.  Truly.  I started thinking of so many fun elements incorporated into a child’s day and that lead to the thought:  What if our corporate world was a little more like our child’s daycare? Here are a few things I wouldn’t mind: 1. You dress for […]

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Losing my Dad to Alzheimer’s Disease Broke My Heart

My Dad, the ever-optimist and leader of our family, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2001.   Let me tell you about my Dad.  My Dad’s smile would light up a room.  He was almost always positive and if you asked him how his day was going, he would likely reply “Fantastic, but it’s getting better!” He was […]

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