Author Archive | Melissa Brown

Majestic Murals (1)

Majestic Murals of OKC

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).  […]

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The Four Stages of Parenthood

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 […]

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The Self-Care No One Talks About

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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hang on

How to Hang On {When You Feel Like Losing It}

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 […]

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Husbands: They’re All Different

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 […]

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kid approved

Kid-Approved Pinterest Crafts

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, […]

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Poof!

Poof! How I Became an Instant Mom

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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Summer 2017 Guide to FREE

Summer 2017 Guide to FREE Outdoor Movies and Concerts in the Metro

Are you looking for ideas for summer family fun in the OKC area? Even better, FREE activities? We have rounded some up for you! Now it’s super easy to enjoy beautiful Oklahoma summer nights with your family and friends at these local events. Pack your sunscreen, lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, water bottles and bug spray and check out our 2017 Guide […]

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