Author Archive | Katie

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A Mama’s Farewell Letter to Oklahoma

Dear Oklahoma, I moved here seventeen years ago when I was a teenager. Eighteen years old to be exact. I had a lot of dreams and hopes for my future as I entered college, but I knew no one here. I had no friends and no family in this state, and that strangely appealed to […]

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I’m a Looker, Not a Cooker

When I first got married 13 years ago, a friend gave me a magnet that stated “I’m a looker not a cooker.” It’s been on my fridge ever since. Maybe it was foreshadowing. How was I to know that I would never be a fan of cooking? I had domestic aspirations. I learned a few […]

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Make 2018 Your Year of No

Make 2018 Your “Year of NO!!!”

Happy 2018!  Wait, what?! Where did 2017 go? What about all those stinking resolutions/goals/one words/themes I made 12 months ago and abandoned 12 days into it?!  Anybody else feeling whip-lashed by father time?  Well I’m here to bring you some comfort as you stare at that blank calendar for the new year and let you […]

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I See a Therapist, and I’m Not Ashamed

I see a therapist. There. I said it.  I feel like there is a pretty big stigma around mental health so it’s hard to discuss without someone jumping to conclusions. Does she have postpartum depression? Is her marriage okay? Is she crazy? Did she try to hurt herself? She probably doesn’t have a friends to […]

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We’re All Just Winging It

Upon leaving the hospital with their newborn, I think most people are astounded by the realization that they are now in charge of keeping another human being safe and alive. Oh sure we mamas had nine-ish months to wrap our minds around the idea, but nothing can really prepare you for that moment when you […]

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5 Things I Learned From April the Giraffe

Saturday morning, I had two friends text me the exciting news: “April’s having her baby!” and “It’s happening!” You might think April is a friend of mine or at least an acquaintance. No, April is a giraffe, and because this is 2017, pregnant giraffes in New York on live stream cameras can achieve worldwide fame […]

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