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Meet Our Contributors

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! And check out Cassie Duffle Photography, who took our team’s amazing photos. We would definitely recommend her for your family’s next photo session!

The Oklahoma City Moms Blog team taken at the Devon Boathouse.

Interested in guest blogging for Oklahoma City Moms Blog?  Drop us a line at info {at} okcmomsblog {dot} com!


Alana

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.

Blog // Instagram // Posts by Alana


Amanda

I grew up in Tennessee, Kentucky and St. Louis, Missouri but came to Oklahoma Christian University (OC) for college. That’s where I met my husband, and we decided to stay in OKC. Oklahoma City now feels like home. We have a 16 month old daughter who keeps me on my toes. I got my bachelors’s degree from OC in Biochemistry and my masters as a Physician Assistant from the University of Oklahoma. I have worked in a rural ER and in a county jail as their medical provider but now mainly work for an Urgent Care in Oklahoma City. I love traveling, working out and anything DIY, especially transforming junk furniture into something great. I am also a contributor for the blog Splendry – a collection of all things splendid  (www.splendry.com) where a lot of my furniture DIY projects are shown.

Posts by Amanda


Amie

Amie, who is originally from Denver, has lived in seven states and three countries. She currently calls Edmond home and is a proud mom of 2 young boys and a proud military wife. After receiving her B.A. in English, Amie worked in many different fields trying to find her niche. Now, she is a personal trainer by trade, but a stay-at-home mom by choice. As it turns out, being a stay-at-home mom is the best job she never knew she wanted! She is passionate about fitness, healthy living, and music. She finds joy in helping other moms connect in community, and strongly believes we were not meant to journey though motherhood alone. Amie still enjoys traveling and is looking forward to the day when her boys are older so she can show them the world.

Posts by Amie


Amy

Amy is an Oklahoma City native who had a couple of brief stints in Texas and Colorado.  She spent 15 years in Corporate accounting but decided it was too boring and quit to find a fun job.  She’s married to her college sweetheart Andy and together they claim three kids Carson (14), Neely (12), and Karly (10). Amy requires coffee to start her day and good chocolate to end it.  When she’s not shuttling kids around she enjoys running somewhere pretty, cooking anything tasty, hiking some secluded far off trail, Netflix binging and trying to train her 4th child, Border Collie, Izzy.  You can catch up with her and her family on her blog.

Blog // Posts by Amy


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Anna R.

Anna is an Oklahoma transplant originally from Washington state. While here for college she fell in love with OKC, as well as her husband Mike. They have been married for 6 years and have 2 hilarious children- Bauer (3) and Davee (1). Anna enjoys hairstyling, working out, indoor soccer, Netflix marathons, and eating terrible things while her kids are asleep. Anna adores several parts of the metro but especially The Village, where she calls home, and the Mid-town area. *Photo by Mandy Stansberry Photography

Instagram // Twitter // Posts by Anna


Becky

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.

Blog // Posts by Becky


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Britnie

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! *Personal photo

Blog // Instagram // Posts by Britnie


Brittany

Brittany is a born-and-bred Okie living in the heart of Tornado Alley with her Mr. Darcy and their two curly-headed daughters, Laynie (5) and Crosbie (2). She left a corporate job as a content writer to stay at home with her littles and is a homeschooling mama by day, an aspiring picture book author by night, and a bibliophile with a legit Amazon wish list.

A self-proclaimed hot mess, she is a sinner saved by grace and a lover of literature, worship music, fitness, early morning snuggles with her girls, NBA games with her husband, The Office, and coffee (give her allllll the coffee). You can find her at Letters to My Littles, where she blogs about parenting, faith, and parenting by faith.

Oh, and her long-term aspirations include becoming a storm chaser and starring in an OK Go music video. Because, goals.

Blog // Posts by Brittany


Cassie – Team Photographer

Cassie is a coffee-addicted photographer, foodie, and Okie native currently living in Edmond with her husband and daughter. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education and an MBA in Leadership, but is currently employed as a SAHM. She started her own photography business when her daughter was born four years ago, and is still learning with every click. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling around the world, home DIY projects, crafting, party planning, making mommy friends, and playing the role of soccer mom.

Photo courtesy of Christie Mellor Photography

Heather

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.

Blog // Instagram // Posts by Heather


Jenny

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.

Blog //Instagram // Posts by Jenny


Picture of Kaley, Contributor at OKC Moms BlogKaley

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). 

Blog // Posts by Kaley


Katie

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.

Blog // Instagram //  Posts by Katie


Katy

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!

Posts by Katy


Kristen

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.

Posts by Kristen


Lacey

I am originally from northeast Oklahoma. I attended college at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and have been in Oklahoma City for a good 9 years now. I am a working wife and mom to my 2 year old daughter, 4 year old son, and our 2 mini dachshunds. 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.

Blog //Posts by Lacey


Lauren

Lauren Nelson 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.

Posts by Lauren


Leigh Ann

Hailing from a small west Texas town, Leigh Ann came to Oklahoma for college and now happily calls the state her home. She and her husband, Conner, met in college, were best friends for three and a half years before dating, and the rest is history. The couple now has two Australian shepherds and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child in September. Leigh Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, with a minor in music, as well as a master’s degree in marketing. She enjoys being outdoors, travelling, spending time with family/friends, staying active and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Posts by Leigh Ann


Loralei

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.

Instagram // Posts by Loralei


Melissa

Melissa was born in New Mexico, but definitely considers herself a true Okie, having grown up in Moore and then residing in Edmond for most of her adult life (minus those four years spent in college in Abilene, Texas).  With a degree in social work, Melissa is a former caseworker for a local group home and now works as the director of her church daycare.  Melissa was drawn to widowed single dad David in 2003 & they married in 2004.  Her favorite thing to do is spend time with David and their three daughters, ages 21, 19 & 8.  Melissa’s favorite day of the week is Sunday, where her family spends time playing board games, laughing, and eating lunch together after church.  Melissa also enjoys sitting in a coffee shop to read and journal while sipping something delicious, salty snacks over sweet ones, dabbling in photography, working with children, being a wife and mom, and spending time with her amazing friends.  Melissa is a lover of music and concerts, movies, serving at her church and laughing a lot. 

Blog // Instagram // Twitter // Posts by Melissa


Patty

Patty is a Texas gal who relocated to Oklahoma in 2005 with her former husband and two kids. She became an instant mom when she met her ex-husband in Austin, TX. Her kids were 4 and 6 at the time, they are now 21 and 23! She loves her blended & diverse family dynamic and her sweet French Brittany bird dog named Harper. After being happily married for 12 years, and now venturing through being happily divorced, you can bet her life is quite the adventure. She Style Coaches professionally, enjoys coaching women in refining and defining their style, drinking a well made latte, living by the golden rule of “no talking before 10am”, craft beer, charcuterie trays, true breakfast tacos, bread, the fall season, tattoos, and saying “YES” to any adventures. Get tips and inspiration by following her style coaching on Instagram & Twitter @pattystylecoach, and Facebook – Patty Rankin Style Coach. Check out her business at www.pattystylecoach.com

Blog // Instagram // Twitter // Posts by Patty


Sandy

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 (5) and Amanda (3). 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. 

Instagram // Twitter // Posts by Sandy


Sarah McCombsSarah

Sarah is a stay-at-home mom born and raised in OKC. She met her husband in kindergarten and they have been following each other around ever since. Sarah stays busy playing trains with her son and chasing after her crawling daughter. Her house is loud and rowdy with two 70-pound labs who steal baby kisses all day long. Sarah is an OU alum and loves Sooner football. With a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, she has taught nursery school, three and four year-old prek, first grade, and third grade. Sarah has worked with children of all abilities and taught in England. Hobbies include baking treats, pretty patios, and movie quotes. She documents life, cooking, and parenting on her blog: www.LollipopsandHoney.com and Instagram: @lollipopsandhoney

Posts by Sarah