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This Could Be Our Finest Hour

We are in uncharted waters here, folks. Wherever you go, you can see the anxiety and fear on people’s faces, and the tension in the air is palatable. We’re nervous. We’re worried about our children, our parents, and grandparents. The future is uncertain. But this precise moment in time? It has the possibility of being […]

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{9:02 a.m.} We Will Never Forget

I was only 9 years old when the bombing of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building occurred. I don’t pretend and say that I felt the “rumble” in my 3rd grade classroom, nor do I honestly remember much about that day as it was occurring. I remember the days following, as the building […]

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Why We Are Raising Our Kids Without Religion

Believe me… I am well-aware that this is a VERY sensitive topic and I am contemplating backing out on sharing this as I type. I was born and bred here in Oklahoma and know how deeply passionate the people are about religion, and those who do not believe are few and far between. This is […]

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Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Mean Kids

My daughter has experienced her fair share of mean girls in her short 7-and-a-half years of life.  (When you’re seven, the half is of the utmost importance.) On the most horrifying and memorable occasion, my daughter had a little girl at school exclude her from playing with her group of friends.  The little girl then went on to scream hateful […]

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Mind Your Manners: 7 Manners to Teach Your Kids

The other day I heard my three year old barking orders, as she routinely does, to her six year old brother. “Carry my baby!” “Pick up that blanket!” “Put down her bottle!” “Hello? Are you listening to me?” I was just about to step in and reprimand her for not using her nice words when […]

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Grace Over Guilt

Recently, I caught myself being super judgmental.  I actually told an exhausted new mama of two that her children deserved better.  I told her she wasn’t doing enough.  Her house wasn’t clean enough.  I even looked her straight in the eye and told her the baby weight wasn’t coming off quickly enough. When I listen […]

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Choosing Joy

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” – Richard Wagner By the time I leave the house in the morning, drop kids off at daycare, and pull in to park at work, it’s been an hour. I actually enjoy my drive to and from work on most days, because it’s quiet and no […]

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