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Oklahoma City Metro 4th of July Events 2017

The 4th of July is such a magical celebration pumped full of family fun and community events galore. I have compiled a list of some of the best events in Oklahoma City and the surrounding metro so you and your families can take full advantage of this holiday and make some memories that will last […]

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Balance and Boundaries: Making Your Own

Each of us sets boundaries in our lives. Some grow subconsciously over time, others with much more thought. We set boundaries for ourselves, and we set boundaries for those with whom we interact. They’re important and sometimes downright imperative. When you get married, you inherit your spouse’s family, for better or worse. There are traditions […]

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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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3 Things I Know For Sure: Divorce and The Holidays

I have a love/hate relationship with the “On This Day” memories on Facebook now that I am newly divorced. This time last year were pictures of family time, marriage dates, stories from what we had conquered, birthdays celebrated together, trips that were taken as a family and a married couple, etc. This season of life […]

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The Simple Thanksgiving Tradition Your Kids Will LOVE

Between the heartwarming classics, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” lies an oft-overlooked classic in its own right: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” We have several November traditions that we celebrate as a family, and watching our DVD copy of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on the reg is one of them. […]

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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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6 Signs You Grew Up Mexican

The older I get the more I realize how “unconventional” my upbringing was compared to a lot of my friends, and my husband who are not Mexican. Things that I see as completely normal are not the norm and I can’t help but think, “Was and is my family crazy and was and is my upbringing […]

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Why I Say “NO!” To New Year’s Resolutions

Does your New Year’s resolution list read sort of like a global to-do list? You’ve resolved to change your diet, exercise more, travel to new places, finish a big creative project, make creative lunches for your child and write consistent notes to them, have dinner ready from scratch every night for your family, etc. Why […]

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