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2017 Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! We know you need a picture (or twenty) of your little cuties at a pumpkin patch this year.  Most of our favorite farms also have pumpkin patches – so once you’re done browsing here, be sure to check out that post! Pumpkinville When: October 6th-22nd Where: Myriad Gardens Children’s Garden Price: $6/person. Members […]

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2017 Fall Festivals

It’s festival season in Oklahoma! From fairs to carnivals to chili cook-offs, there’s something for the whole family with these Fall Festivals in OKC! Holdenville Fall Festival and Car Show October 7th Head out to Holdenville’s largest annual event to enjoy live bands, food and of course, the cars! Quail Creek Fall Festival October 2nd Quail […]

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Talking to Children About Race: Facing the Elephant in the Room

Discussions with my boys about race has always been in the abstract. More akin to a current events class than anything else.  They have grown up surrounded by a diverse group of great friends who base friendship on which Star Wars movie is their favorite and not on race, religion, or nationality.  It’s quite beautiful […]

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I Didn’t Make My Kindergartner Do His Homework

My barely five-year-old entered the big wild world of kindergarten last year.  The first week of school my husband and I attended a kindergarten parent prep night.  At this meeting we were informed that kindergarten was no longer a “fun” grade like it was when we were children.  (Children these days have a lot less recess and […]

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Poof! How I Became an Instant Mom

Pretty much everything comes as an instant product these days. Instant jell-o, instant coffee, instant noodles, instant pain relief, instant messaging, instant video streaming, and instant pot…just to name a few. Let’s not forget those “just add water” instant grow toys. You know the ones. The packaging boasts that if you “just add water”, the brightly colored pellet will magically […]

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