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 Rainy Days Photography.
Born in Texas, part of me will always be a “Texan,” but I’ve lived in Oklahoma permanently since 1983. I’ve called Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma home, but OKC is my favorite and my forever home. I’m married to the most amazing man ever. It’s both of our second marriage and we are blending our families the best we can. We have 6 daughters between us, ages 29-4, and two grandsons, both aged 3. I love to craft and have a successful home-based crafting business. I’m also part of an addiction ministry for UPAH, and extremely active in Junior League. Our family loves the mountains and discovering fun places to eat here in OKC. I love to cook, write and laugh!Hi! I am an Arizona girl raising her kids in an Oklahoma world! At times I still feel the culture shock of being in a place where you have to specify UNSWEET tea when you order, and I will never get used to scheduling all events around football, but I do firmly believe that you won't find nicer people anywhere in the world than in Oklahoma! I am a single mom and mama bear to a 14 year old girl and a 10 year old boy who are the loves of my life. We live in Edmond, and I am a serial entrepreneur with a passion for loving on moms and their kids! I love to read, write and go for long drives anywhere pretty. I have a great big laugh and if we meet, I will pretty much be sure you are my newest best friend.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!Christina and her family moved to SW OKC from Indiana in 2014 . She married her high school sweetheart, Cliff, an AP sports journalist, 16 years ago and they have three kiddos: son, Elias (13) and daughters, Evangelina (10) and Eden (7). She is a former college professor/public health researcher turned PTA president/dance mom. She has a heart for public policy/advocacy work, particularly in areas affecting children, marginalized and vulnerable populations. Her family’s mission statement is “Love God; Love Others.” As a family they volunteer together often, enjoy traveling, and hold impromptu dance challenges in their living room.Oklahoma City has been home for me from day one. My husband Chris and I met at our church in OKC in 2013 and were married a year later. He works for the FAA, and I work my Real Estate and health and wellness businesses from my home-office. We have two boys under two years of age and our big fur-baby, Solomon. You’ll find lots of family time, DIY projects, cooking, a balanced lifestyle, and love in our SW OKC home.Growing up in Devils Den State Park, Arkansas, has certainly influenced my career choice. I'm an Extension Horticulture Educator for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service via Oklahoma State University. I have 2 little children and a kind-hearted husband that stays at home with them while I work (more than) full time. We love quality time together, whether it be watching Wild Kratts, going to church, hanging out with cousins, checking our plants in the garden, or anything else. We love to travel, and hope to bring our kids on our international adventures in the future. I hope to bring a unique, but relatable perspective to the OKC metro mom community.Debbie was raised in New York, moved to California in high school, and settled in Edmond with her husband, 2 big dogs and 1 big cat 7 years ago. She is an advocate, nurturer, and a volunteer who loves her family to the moon and back! Her two daughters are grown now, but she looks forward to sharing her journey as a single mom. Debbie is currently a Certified Humane Education Specialist and Certified Character Educator. Debbie is also the founder of BullyCrisis, which educates parents and kids about the social skills and character traits they need to protect themselves from bullying and become kind, empathic, and responsible adults. You're invited to follow along on their journey at BullyCrisis.com and on Facebook and Instagram at BullyCrisis.Hannah Parker is a queer mom living in the center of Oklahoma City. She enjoys spending life with her partner and toddler. She loves making politics, philosophy, and sociology accessible to everyone possible. She aspires to one day cook by feel rather than by recipe (a.k.a. experiments on the family members). Oh, and Insomnia Cookies or Pie Junkies any day of the week.A mom to four kids, a daughter and three bonus sons, and a professional in human resources, Heather has a passion for personal growth both at home and in the workplace. She believes that we all must embrace and love the present moment in every circumstance. Heather enjoys Oklahoma sunrises and sunsets, football Saturdays, the color pink and coffee talk. Follow Heather at www.pearlyposts.com.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.Jessica is a SAHM who works part-time during the school year for her church's MDO program. She's married to her preschool sweetheart (you read that right!) and has two kids, Hermione (4) and Indiana (2). She has a BA in Journalism from UCO and worked for five years as a ghostwriter for a publishing company. In her "free time", Jessica loves to run, watch sci-fi, and write for her personal blog: TheHuffmanPost.com!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!Hi, I’m Kaylee! I have an almost-4 year old daughter, Braela, who is the strongest, most independent person I know, and the sweetest 2 year old son, Malachi, who hates to sleep. We moved to Edmond in April 2019 from Buffalo, NY and LOVE the warm weather. I am a freelance writer and blogger at www.mamaandmore.com, which is what I was always meant to do but didn’t know it. I like to pretend my life is an HGTV show by redecorating, reorganizing, painting and building things constantly--but my home usually looks like a “before” picture.Kelli is a native Okie with a larger-than-life personality, and what most would consider an unhealthy dose of sarcasm. She married Bobby in 2011, and they welcomed daughter, Maevyn, in 2013. Maevyn is autistic, and every day is a new adventure in discovering how her unique mind works. Life on their NE Oklahoma City acreage is never dull with 2 dogs and 27 chickens. Kelli is a former law enforcement officer who now works full-time at the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office facilitating programs that keep people safe on our roadways. She spends her down time enjoying work as a Beautycounter consultant advocating for tougher legislation on beauty products, stifling inappropriate profanity, looking for the nearest restroom, and trying not to unknowingly sing Disney songs out loud in public.I grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, where I graduated high school in '95. After moving out of state to Louisiana and later working as a court reporter in Virginia, I moved back in '13. I met and eventually married my husband in '14, and on our one year anniversary discovered I was pregnant with our delightful, crazy adventure of a little boy. Phineas was born July 3rd of '16, perfect in nearly every way except being born with clubbed feet. The journey to get that corrected has been stressful sometimes, but parenting this boy has been the greatest joy I have ever experienced. I can't wait to see what the future holds for our family.Hello, OKC! I am originally a native of Boulder, Colorado, where I lived for 18 years. I moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma Christian University where I met my husband, Garrett, on a blind date. We stayed in Edmond due to the extremely high cost of living in Colorado combined with the extremely high cost of student loans from attending a private university! 9 years in to marriage, we are still here! We have 3 wonderful kiddos...Scott (4), Anna (1), & Rhett (1). We adopted Scott at birth, and had the twins with the help of fertility treatments and sperm donation. You can usually find us at home in South Edmond, because taking 3 little kids out in public is no joke. My favorite things include cold weather, coffee, planning my kid's birthday parties 6 months in advance, and truffle mushroom pizza.Kenzie is a single mom of a joyful threenager. She lives on unsweet tea and chocolate. Kenzie's life is... well...her life is constantly evolving- truly there’s never a dull moment. Her writing is intended to bring laughter to others through her hot mess of a life, hopefully to bring strength to the single mamas out there & to share the joy of how awesome life can be no matter what comes your way. Kenzie didn’t plan on becoming a single mom, but she always dares to make the best of it!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 3 amazing and young kiddos, a boy and two girls. 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.Originally from West Texas, Lauren moved to Oklahoma in 2007 on a whim and has been here ever since. Lauren loves doing life with her husband (also known as The Boy), their two goofy dogs, and little girl, Z. Professionally, she is a licensed clinical social worker. The rest of the time...Lauren is a coach's wife, an avid reader, a classic introvert, and a first-time mom. The journey to parenthood did not go anywhere close to the plan, but looking back, she would not change a thing. Currently, Lauren is adapting to mom life via parenting memes, text messages with her best friends, and praying that she doesn't screw up. She spends her time traveling throughout Oklahoma to watch various sporting events, taking spontaneous road trips (the fewer plans...the better), spending nights reading on the back porch, and enjoying good food with friends.Lisa is an Okie by birth, a journalist by trade and a mama by love. She's a nurturer, a guardian and a connector. Mother to Alden (human male) and Pearl (pug female), she's keeping it local in the historic Edgemere Park neighborhood near downtown OKC. A former PR/marketing exec, she now works part-time from home, is a Beautycounter consultant and blogger. Lisa is on a journey to live a healthier life for herself and her family. Follow her journey on Facebook at Instagram.Born and raised in Central Arkansas, Lynzie is a pastor's wife, mom, business owner, and new Okie. She and her husband moved to Oklahoma City in the Summer of 2017 with their four kids and love every aspect of living in the Metro Area. Lynzie is a former first grade teacher, an adoptive mom, and is currently wading into the waters of homeschooling. Give her a good book and some apple pie and all will be right with the world!Mollie lives in Edmond and is a working mom of three children ages 6, 4, and 3. She is married to a wonderful, caring, and driven entrepreneur who turns dreams into reality! She was fortunate to stay home with her sweet littles for a couple short years, but returned to teaching in the fall of 2018- a rewarding and challenging experience. She is passionate about education, essential oils, and enjoys Masterpiece Classic on PBS. You can find her on Instagram @anessentialeducation.Molly is an Oklahoma native who works as an early intervention speech pathologist with two dogs, two beautiful kiddos (Henry and Mazie) and a wonderful husband (Michael). When she’s not hopping all over the county for home visits, she enjoys political advocacy, shopping at Target, running, audio books, Thunder basketball, and all things Enneagram. She can still burp the ABCs and is always down for a good cold brew from Starbucks, or a margarita from...anywhere.Shelby is a wife and mom of 2 boys, Foster(3) & Fowler(7mo). She is a work from home Realtor who loves documenting her real life Real Estate adventures with babies in tow. She has a love of helping people and putting a smile on their face whenever she can. She never takes life too seriously, and can find humor in just about anything (even if that's cleaning up baby blowouts on her lap in the backseat in between home showings). Formerly a Heritage Hall preschool teacher, she enjoys spending her free time at home doing learning activities with her 3 year old that fill the teacher part of her heart. If she's not playing with her boys or selling homes, you can find her doing home projects with her husband Jacob at their farmhouse in Guthrie!Susanne lives in an old neighborhood in central OKC with her husband, daughter (2) and two rowdy dogs and one cat. She works as a freelance writer and personal trainer specializing in pre/postnatal fitness. When she's not momming or working, she enjoys working out, reading, being outside, and being creative with recipes and homemade products. And she's always up for a good coffee, local beer, pizza or great workout. Follow her for mom hacks, recipes and workout tips on Instagram.Tina lives in Norman with her husband Nsisong, daughter Idara, son Nsisong Jr., and mother-in-law Josephine. When she's not practicing law or shuffling kids between soccer, basketball, and piano, she enjoys reading, writing, lifting weights, boning up on useless trivia, and communicating in GIFs. Every once in a while she and her husband blog at loccdin.wordpress.com.Ursula is a wife, mama, psychologist, and friend. She has four children by birth and adoption, including a daughter with Down syndrome. She and the hubs share homeschooling the kids and bringing home the bacon. She loves modern quilting, good coffee, and time with the people she loves.