The Oklahoma City Moms Blog Contributors are really who make this a fabulous resource for moms in OKC. Browse through this amazing team and get to know them better. Thanks for stopping by! Photos by Cassie Duffle Photography.
Alana is a small-town Oklahoma girl who now resides in Edmond with her husband and 1 year old daughter. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an MBA in Marketing. Alana quit her job as a Marketing Director to be a SAHM when her daughter was born. She is a former Foster Mom with a huge passion for foster care. Alana loves to spend her time playing with her daughter, binge watching Netflix and Hulu, practicing yoga (practice being the key word), and hanging out with her husband.Alicia Currin-Moore is a wife, mother, and legal analyst for Oklahoma City Public Schools who lives in OKC with her husband, Cedric and their two kids, Mason and Myles. Alicia has spent 23 years in education and considers herself an “education gypsy” working in nearly every aspect of public education. She can’t wait to kick off her stilettos and trade in her briefcase for tennis shoes and a duffel bag to chauffeur her boys to their many events. Alicia loves dates with her hubby, gardening, spending time with her family, and all things OU.I fell in love with my husband, Dustin, when I was a wide eyed 15 year old. I have been a mostly loving wife since June 5, 2010, and a professional mom since February 16, 2012. My daughter, Lyla, is five. She is funny, forgiving and honest, and her favorite color is sparkly rainbow. My baby boy, Karrick, is equal parts mischief and joy. Our family is very excited to be welcoming baby #3 later this year! Most of the time, you can find us out and about, exploring the city and avoiding the laundry. On the weekends, I enjoy teaching childbirth classes out of my home. I do my very best to run a happy and healthy household for my husband and the little people God has entrusted to me.I grew up in sunny California and moved to Oklahoma to attend college. That is where I met my amazing husband, and now we are here to stay! I live in Blanchard with my husband and three kiddos. We also have two standard poodles who we all adore and consider a part of our family! My family likes to stay busy, and we are always on the go exploring Norman and OKC. I love to write, and I document my adventures on this crazy journey of motherhood on my personal blog www.talesofaperfectlyimperfectparent.com!Brittni is a Kansas girl at heart and newly married to her Kansas born but Sooner bred husband Josh. A sweet baby girl named Marci Ann and 3 dogs round out their loving family. They call Moore home having moved here from Houston. Within the past year and half she has moved to OK, married her love, graduated from college, spent 9 months on bed rest, and birthed her beautiful MA. She is a follower of Christ, blessed wife, and aspiring homeroom mom. She is fueled by Half-Caff Vanilla Caramel Coconut Milk Lattes and anything sweet. She is a GF baking pro, avid baby wearer, hedgehog lover, and Christmas obsesser. You can find her keeping it real and simple over at her blog Marci & Me!Caitlynne is a SAHM to three energetic and adorable little boys, Paxton (6), Porter (4), and Lincoln (1). She married her high school sweetheart and they settled down in their hometown of Edmond, OK after a brief relocation to Durham, NC. Caitlynne enjoys family vacations, trying new restaurants, taking her boys on adventures, and watching the Office.Born to a father who flew in the Air Force, I grew up a nomad. I’ve lived in Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Germany twice, and this is my third time in Oklahoma City! I graduated from Texas Christian University in 2009 (go Frogs!) and commissioned into the military that same year. I met my charmingly funny husband while I was a bright-eyed Combat Communications Officer at Tinker AFB. I separated from the military in 2013 and now focus on raising our rambunctious and precocious two year old, Harrison. Our family spent the last 3 years living in Germany. While stationed abroad, we toured to over 20 countries, that’s when I stepped outside my comfort zone and discovered my love of travel and adventure. Aside from sharing my love for all things local, I’m a coffee addict and foodie who enjoys binge watching “The Great British Baking Show” and creating vintage wood signs in the garage studio while listening to my non-fiction audiobooks. My biggest love of all is my son, he challenges me everyday, while teaching me patience and unconditional love. Having him showed me the beautiful chaos that is motherhood, and I am so excited to connect and share with you all!Heather is a transplant from Tulsa, OK, who enjoys falling in love with Oklahoma City and all it has to offer. A communications and public relations specialist, Heather is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with degrees in film studies and creative writing. She loves to write, capture her day with photographs and videos, and spend time with her husband Byron and their two rambunctious dogs. They have a brand new baby boy and are navigating the unique world of first-time parenthood. Huge fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder, their favorite thing to do is attend Thunder games.Heather is a museum educator and art teacher in Oklahoma City. She designs and leads gallery experiences for visitors of all ages at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and teaches art for toddlers and preschoolers at a local day school and at the Belle Isle Library. She has one son, Roger (3) and an aging dog, Amica (15). Her husband Jared is completing a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at OUHSC. When not balancing the demands of three part time gigs, writing, parenting, and housekeeping, Heather spends what little free time is left maxing out her library card, trying new recipes, gardening, art-making, traveling, listening to NPR, watching movies, and making the long drive back to Texas to see friends and family.Jenna became Mama Myrick in January 2017 and is learning to embrace every up and down of mom life. Before mom life, Jenna was using her MS in Organizational Leadership and Professional Human Resources certification to develop corporate learning & development programs. Jenna lives tiny and loves big with her husband, son, and three dogs in Edmond, OK. A semi-crunchy minimalist who loves coffee, Mama Myrick is on a mission to raise a loving family and make the world a better place.Jenny is a native of Moore, Oklahoma, where she currently lives. After graduating from OSU and getting married to her husband BJ in 2003, she lived in frigid Minneapolis for four years while earning her doctorate in clinical psychology. Jenny worked in private practice as a licensed psychologist for several years before leaving her job to become a SAHM in 2015. She has four rascally boys – the testosterone runs wild in her house, but she loves it! She once considered it her full-time job to stop her boys from doing flips on the couch and otherwise wrestling like bears, but soon realized her surrender to their collective energy was inevitable. Jenny, BJ, and their boys enjoy eating at metro-area restaurants, playing outside, learning, and traveling. When her kids are (finally) sleeping, Jenny thrives on jogging, reading travel books and feminist writings, baking high-calorie treats, and laughing hysterically at the likes of Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.I’m a wife, foster mama, dog lover, amateur chef, Instagram fanatic, Starbucks addict, nurse turned photographer. I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma Christian University in 2008. I married my ruggedly-handsome high school sweetheart in 2014, started my own photography business in 2015, and opened our home for foster kiddos in 2016. I enjoy baking, loving on my fur babies, Thunder games, traveling, and date nights with my husband! I am so excited to share the ups and downs, highs and lows, heartbreaks and victories of foster parenting with you all. While we don’t yet have any permanent kiddos of our own, we are so blessed to be able to provide a home for children that need one and to talk about that process here.Kaley is a full-time working mother of one with another child on the way. She stands 4’10” married to her 6’1″ husband, with a daughter set on the growth chart to outgrow her by age 7. She never was much of a girly girl, choosing as a child Taekwondo over ballet, Legos and Hot Wheels over Barbies, and, as an adult, choosing heavy weightlifting over Pilates or Yoga as her exercise-of-choice. After earning her English degree from Oklahoma Christian University, she began working full time at NextThought, an innovative education technology company where she still works today as a technical writer. While not working, she enjoys playing with her daughter, theology, literature, writing, blogging, exercising, experimental cooking (no recipe, just winging it by smell and taste!), tea (always loose leaf!), and getting to bed by 9pm (although that never happens).Kara is a Jesus-loving foodie who lives in Moore, Oklahoma with her husband and three children (ages 5 and under). She has a bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Central Oklahoma and spent two years teaching science before becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2012. She loves coffee, reading, exploring new places, running, baking and gathering people around her kitchen table. She writes regularly for Mom’s Milk Boutique as well as her personal blog, and has written for Desiring God.Katie left her home state of Tennessee to come pursue an interior design degree in Oklahoma sixteen years ago. She met a handsome young fella from Oregon while in school, and they decided to marry and settle down in OKC. A dog and two daughters soon followed. She has been a textile designer, showroom merchandiser, custom furniture draftsman and children’s minister, but her most challenging and favorite role has definitely been that of a mother. You can read about the adventures she shares with her family at Strawberry Ruckus. Katie enjoys reading, being creative, exploring old houses, eating peanut butter, zumba and watching complete television series all at once on Netflix.I was born and raised in Edmond, OK and after high school I attended NSU in Tahlequah where I majored in broadcast journalism. I met my husband Will while in school and we moved to his home town of Tulsa to begin our family where we resided for 8 years. We were relocated back to OKC about 3 years ago and while I really miss my Tulsa friends, I absolutely LOVE being home. We have 3 crazy, super loud, extremely fun kiddos ages 6, 4, and 2. My kids are my everything and I could have never anticipated the roller coaster of chaos that is my life now. We just recently moved on to 5 acres in Guthrie and I am terrified and also very excited for this next chapter in our lives. My favorite things are spending time with family & friends, music, going to the lake, reading, gardening, cherry blow pops, Dr. pepper, crafting, cleaning, and fireworks. We are trying to raise our kids to be kind, loving, respectful human beings and to truly understand that no two humans are the same and to love people for who they are. I am very excited to share my sweet yet crazy family with you and connect with other moms!KC is a Yankee who unsuccessfully attempted to earn a college degree at Michigan State University. Low and behold that was the best set back of her life. Mind you, at the time, the failure caused her much pain and soul searching, but found her driving down Interstate 44 to start a life in Stillwater. The 405 quickly became her home. Fast forward to a degree from Oklahoma State and a love for a man from southwest Oklahoma and you have the new and improved KC. She currently attempts to herd cats, otherwise known as being the mom of twins, affectionately dubbed Surround Sound. Couple that with husband that travels for work, a part time job, and a small herd of cattle and you have her crazy life. Her kids know how to say “please” and “thank you”, hold doors for others and wipe their own butts, thus she is sitting pretty in Piedmont.Kelly is a working momma to her daughter, Genevieve (2014) and son, J.W. (2016). She’s an Edmond native, but left the state to get a degree in journalism from Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) and work in Dallas for a few years. She moved back “home” to Oklahoma after meeting her husband and is now so thrilled to be raising her children right where she grew up! When she’s not working or playing with her kiddos, she’s making note of some of motherhood’s (mis)adventures and celebrating mediocrity on her blog – The OK Momma.Kelly was born near Alva, grew up in Enid and then near Miami, Oklahoma. She met her handsome husband Charles while they were both students at OSU and were working at the old Bobo’s Restaurante Y Cantina in Stillwater. They were married in 1992 and became parents five years later, first to Miranda, now 19, and then after a five-year-long recovery period, to Janie, now 14, from which they have not really recovered. Kelly has been a freakishly happy stay-at-home-mom for nearly two decades, and has more hobbies than is probably healthy for one to have. When she is not outside tending to her flowers and shrubs, she may be making jewelry, sewing or quilting, working on her watercolor painting skills, or baking something scrumptious. Occasionally, her hobbies are interrupted by housework. Volunteering for her children’s schools and arts programs has been a pivotal experience for Kelly. Proud to be a Drama Mama and a Choir Booster, she has worked hard to support the fine arts in education because she has seen the positive impact these activities have on student lives. Kelly is very happy to be putting her BA in English to good use, by helping to teach ACT Test prep workshops, writing a fictionalized family memoir, and with OKC Moms Blog, making a contribution from the perspective of a mom to older kids.Kristen resides in Edmond with her husband and three wild and crazy boys, ages 6, 3, and almost 1. She is a native Texan whose family was brought to Oklahoma City in 2015 and she loves learning about the rich history here. She is an art-loving, Real Housewives-watching, Whataburger-eating, healthy food-cooking, LDS Church-going stay-at-home mom. Kristen has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Kristen is also a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and has a passion for contributing hands-on car seat education to the community.Originally from northeast Oklahoma, I attended college at the University of Central Oklahoma and stuck around after graduation. Now I am a breadwinning wife and mom. I have 2 amazing and young kiddos, a boy and a girl. We also have 2 silly mini dachshunds that are like living with a pair of cartoon characters. We try to live simply and happily. Our home is full of playing, laughing, cooking, eating, swimming, praying, gardening, reading, napping, dancing, and hugging puppies.Lauren is a personal trainer, life and wellness coach, and currently just went back to work as a Teacher Assistant for Special Education. She has three daughters, ages 11, 10 and 7. They are a traveling family aka KruszinwiththeKrusz who are originally from MI and have been on the move for the last 7 years (OR to WA to FL to TX to OK). However, her and the girls are hoping to finally say that they may have found their home here in Oklahoma after moving here a year ago. When not doing the mom thing, she can be found at many local gyms, blogging, reading, traveling, exploring (adventures are a MUST), taking and posting MILLIONS of pictures, hosting parties, cooking (major foodie), hitting live shows (music) and writing a book as well starting a new business!Lauren resides in Midwest City with her husband and two bubbly and adorable children. She is an avid bibliophile, a lover of words, and an aspiring writer with a BA in English Lit. Her family spends their time laughing, praying, and exploring Oklahoma City together. She loves to run and workout and in her spare time does a lot of reading, writing, and training to run competitively. Aside from books and her family, Lauren is a Doula and is working on developing her own childbirth education curriculum. Beyond this she is passionate about unity among women of all ages and contributing to an attitude of sharing and community within her world. Her favorite quote is “We have no peace because we have forgotten that we belong to one another”-Mother Teresa.Lindsay hails from Amarillo, Texas but moved to the OKC Metro seven years ago to attend Oklahoma Christian University. While there, she met her college sweetheart and they married after Freshman year! She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and served as a Kindergarten teacher for three years before she chose to stay home with her itty-bitty pretty one, Miss A, who was born in November 2016. Lindsay loves all things child-development, craftiness, and is an avid Netflix documentary binger. You can also find her raising a “joyful noise” in her church choir and *secretly* dreaming of becoming an elephant trainer one day!Loralei is a busy boy mom to Everett and Roman, and fabulous wife to Justin. Raised in Edmond, she became a Norman transplant after marriage and hasn’t found many differences…other than the craziness that is an OU game day. A high school English teacher by day, she enjoys spending time with both sides of her hilarious (and extremely loud) family, reading, writing, cooking and shopping for down time. She thinks that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel SOMEDAY with diapers and bottles, but until then, she tries to soak up every sweet, snuggly, fit throwing, negotiating-with-a-toddler moment…and thoroughly enjoys every second of it.Melissa was born in New Mexico, but definitely considers herself a true Okie, having grown up in Moore. After attending Hardin-Simmons University in Texas, she quickly moved back to Oklahoma and made Edmond her home. With a degree in social work, Melissa is a former caseworker for a local group home as well as a former ministry leader and church daycare director. She now spends her work days with the Salvation Army, as Executive Director of their Boys and Girls Clubs in Greater Oklahoma. In 2003, Melissa was drawn to widowed single dad David and they married in 2004. After years of desiring to be a wife and mom, God gave her the opportunity to be both at once, and she loves it. Melissa and David have three daughters, Jordan (age 22), Mackenzie (age 19), and Trinity (age 9). Her favorite day of the week is Sunday, when her family gets together after church to eat, laugh and play board games. Melissa also enjoys coffee shops, book stores, anything caramel, salty snacks over sweet ones, being a wife and mom, reading, listening to music, traveling, being a part of OKCMB, praying, adventuring, and spending time with her amazing friends.I am an East Coast born, Midwestern raised mama of one little man. I am so lucky to be married to a sweet southern doctor that is truly my rock. After seven years as a pediatric nurse, I am fortunate enough to hang up my stethoscope for the time being to be a stay at home mom. I love my little boy fiercely, as well as red wine, salt and vinegar chips and wandering the aisles at Target. I can’t wait for our little family to grow with the addition of a baby girl in December.Miranda is a Dallas native, though she has been in Oklahoma since 2001. She lives in Norman with her husband and four boys. Her kid’s ages range from preschooler to young adult, and her age ranges from “young at heart” to “I desperately need a nap”. Her background is in early education, but after one of her children was diagnosed with autism, she shifted more towards special ed and advocacy. When the moon aligns just the right way and she gets to sneak out of her boy lair, Miranda enjoys bopping around thrift stores with her friends, her semi-regular book club, random road trips, hiking, collecting old psychology books, board games, and finding an adventure in the small and mundane.Mollie is a stay-at-home-mom of three beautiful children ages 4, 2, & 1 years old. She is married to her wonderful husband of five years, Dustin, whom she met in the 2nd grade. Before she became a SAHM, she taught elementary school: Special Ed and 1st grade. Education, writing, party-planning & hosting, and music- particularly Broadway musicals- are passions of hers, and she will DIY just about anything! She also loves to decorate, cook, take family walks, and binge watch British TV shows on Netflix!! You can follow her journey through motherhood and matrimony at molliemomofthree.com, and on Facebook & Instagram @molliemomofthree.Hello OKC! I was born and raised in Peru. I visited Oklahoma twice during my summer breaks from Nursing School. I met my husband on my last trip and I decided to stay. We have 2 energetic children, Alex (7) and Amanda (4). We currently live in Midwest City. I enjoy cooking, baking, working out and binge watching shows on Netflix with my husband. Chocolate is my favorite treat and I love it too much to give it up.Stacy grew up in Minnesota, but spent the next several years of her life traversing the globe, temporarily setting down roots anywhere and everywhere. Stacy is extremely passionate about the world of adoption and foster care, having spent a year in Uganda adopting her oldest daughter in 2008. Stacy married her husband Jesse in 2011, and they moved to Oklahoma City to grow their family. After a brief hiatus in Minnesota, Stacy and her beloved family of five returned to Oklahoma City in June of 2017. They are thrilled to be back "home" where sweet tea flows like water and they can fully embrace saying "Y'all". Stacy obtained a Master’s degree in child psychology in 2007, but currently uses it only on her own children! A stay-at-home mama since Baby #3 was born, Stacy has stayed busy keeping her children alive and relatively entertained. She loves her little crazy crew fiercely and is enjoying returning to all of their favorite local haunts. When she’s not chasing her kiddos, Stacy is likely traveling or daydreaming about traveling. She also enjoys coffee shops, copious amounts of “cop drama” shows, and perusing Pinterest for ideas that have little chance of ever getting done. But they’re good to have. Just in case. s.