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You may be 40 (ish) if...

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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Lice. Who ya gonna call?

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post for Lice-ology.  However, all opinions are 100% our own and we stand by Lice-ology and all that we endorse. I finally called Lice-ology on July 19th.  I should have done it sooner.  Do you remember hearing about Lice-ology in this previous post?  I did. By July 19th, our family had treated for lice at […]

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You Know You're a Mom If...

You Know You’re a Mom If…

It’s not always easy being a Mom. Each hour can be different, and can be full of laughs, rewards, challenges, and tears. And there are undoubtedly  moments that happen in your every day life that can only be explained by the phrase “I’m a Mom.” So, from one Mom to another, here’s some of the things on my list: You […]

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4 Winning Recipes for the 4th of July

Celebrating Independence Day is way more fun with a group of friends or family.  So whether you are hosting a get-together yourself, or needing to bring a side dish or snack to another party, here are four easy (and yummy) foods that are great for the 4th! Crowd-Pleasing 4th of July Recipes Want to try […]

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