Alana Livingston

Alana Livingston
Alana is a small-town Oklahoma girl who now resides in Edmond with her husband and 1 year old daughter. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Management and an MBA in Marketing. Alana quit her job as a Marketing Director to be a SAHM when her daughter was born. She is a former Foster Mom with a huge passion for foster care. Alana loves to spend her time playing with her daughter, binge watching Netflix and Hulu, practicing yoga (practice being the key word), and hanging out with her husband.

She’s a Mother Without a Baby: Infertility Awareness

It's that time of year again--the day that looms over your head is upon us. Each year, you hope to have a little one to hold or to be pregnant on Mother's Day; but...

OKC Metro Splash Pad Guide: 2018

I don't know about you, but I have been counting down the days until summer! Every time we get a tease of warm weather, a cold front sweeps through and brings me back to...

How We Cut the Pacifier Habit

My daughter has been attached to her pacifier, or "binkby" as she affectionately calls it, since she was born. She has always had a minimum of four in her bed at all times, and...

I’ll Miss The Days When A Kiss Heals All

I can't count how many times a day my daughter comes to me and says "owie, Mama kiss it!" I'm sure it drives my husband and friends crazy, because no matter what I am...

Raising My Daughter to Travel Without Fear

I've always been fearless when it comes to adventures and traveling: as a young, single, woman I traveled to New York City (twice), Chicago, and Jamaica with one of my friends; I have been...

Sanity-Saving DIY Activities for Toddlers

As with most toddlers, my 18 month old has a very short attention span, so I'm constantly looking for new ideas to entertain her for a few minutes. Since my mom was an early...

Postpartum Fitness Is Not My Priority

It's unfortunate that in today's society there is so much pressure on new moms to "bounce back" and lose the baby weight. It took 9 months to put on the baby weight, so why...

No, My Kid Doesn’t NEED a Pet

When I would start dating someone, it was inevitable that people would ask, "When are you getting married?"  Then, once I was married, people started asking, "When are you going to have a baby?"  I logically...

Breastfeeding a Skinny Baby

I am happy to say that I made it one whole year exclusively breastfeeding my daughter, but that year certainly wasn't without struggles. We persevered through an oversupply, mastitis (twice), nipple shields, a non-breastfeeding...

Rock Your “Summer Bod” With Pride, Mamas!

As I looked in the mirror, tears streamed down my face at the sight of my reflection; I no longer felt comfortable in my old two piece bikinis. Between pregnancy and breastfeeding, my body just wasn't...

OKC Metro Splash Pad Guide 2017

  This summer will be too nice to stay indoors and too hot to not enjoy the water, but the idea of going to a swimming pool is daunting. If you are anything like me, you...

A Letter to My Fellow Passengers

Now that I am a mother, I have come to realize that there are three types of airplane passengers: the kid-less; the families; and the ever-patient, kid-lovers/retirees.  After a recent less-than-pleasant flight (think engine trouble, no...