I was at Anthropologie with three of my close friends. We were headed to a girls-only weekend at the lake for the first time in years, but we obviously needed to stop and check out some shopping hot-spots along the way. While perusing this funky bo-ho store, I spied a mug. I loved the pattern. […]
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Oklahoma City…the county seat of Oklahoma City; known for Great Plains, a large livestock market, oil and gas industries, the OKC Thunder…and some pretty incredible public art. Am I right? While we couldn’t capture every Majestic Mural that adorns an avenue in our area, here’s a few of our favorites (and where to find them). […]
Ah, parenthood. As soon as we seem to figure out what’s working, something changes. So we observe, try a few things differently, and adjust. We hit a sweet spot…and something changes. Again. After a father/daughter camp with our middle daughter several years ago, my husband came home with some information that has stuck with me […]
Self-care has become a buzzword for women. Women spend so much time taking care of others, that we tend to get run-down a bit and not take the time to care for ourselves. As we know, but don’t always put into practice, when momma has taken care of herself, she is much more equipped and […]
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It’s true, I’m from a different generation. When I went to summer camp, I stayed in touch with my friends by exchanging written letters, which included placing a stamp on the envelope and walking it down to the mailbox for delivery, states away. In high school, I used to hand-write notes to my friends or […]
Overwhelmed. Depleted. Sleep-deprived. Sigh. Aren’t your children supposed to be blessings? Aren’t you supposed to love being a mom? Then why is it, that, if you have to sacrifice your needs for the needs of others one more time…YOU. MIGHT. JUST. SNAP? After two weeks of commuting to the NICU, while also attending your preschooler’s […]
I was out to dinner with six ladies whose lives were intertwined with mine through church and community. Orders had been taken, sodas were being sipped, and menus had been handed to the server. We were settling in to conversations around the table when one of these precious voices seemed to ring above the crowd […]
This is the nine year old. She is constantly wanting to bake, cook, mix baking soda with something for an experiment, paint, craft aluminum foil into a project, use yarn and beads to make everything from zipper pulls to bracelets, sew, and more. Sometimes I have a hard time finding the energy to plan, create, […]
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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As a mom of some older kids, let me break something to you. During the tween years, you are going to have to change your birthday party game up. No more princess parties or super hero shin-digs. (And yes, you may have to deal with some personal grief over this.) Your tween will feel […]