Carrie Gould

Hi OKC! I'm Carrie! My husband, Steven, and I met in college but never dated. Many years later, we reconnected and fell in love. After a whirlwind romance and gorgeous wedding I gave up my Texan status and moved to Oklahoma (he was worth it!) He spends his days on the road travelling all over the state of Oklahoma. We are the proud parents of our adorable 2 year old, Caroline and precious baby Benjamin. There is very little sleeping going on at our house. I am a music lover and a wannabe crafter. I am very good at following directions but not so great at creating my own masterpieces. I was a math teacher for 6 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Before being a teacher, I worked in the actuarial field, which is what I am doing part-time now. As a family we work hard to live a simple life, create great memories, and love the Lord with all our heart. I am so excited to be sharing my family with all of you and connecting with other local moms!

To the Parents Who Have Lost Their Sunshine

By now, we've all heard about the terrible tragedy at Disney World when a little boy was killed in an alligator attack.  Here is one Oklahoma mama's heartfelt letter to his parents.  In situations like...

The Grandparent Detox

When I was little, there was nothing I liked better than seeing my grandparents! If I knew they were coming, I would sit in a chair in the entry way all day waiting for...

I Think I’m a Mean Mom

She wouldn't sleep. But... She had been recently night time potty trained... she was sick with strep and I let her sleep in my bed... we had guests... I was sick... The list could go...

10 Ways to Avoid Being Judged in Mommy Groups

This is for you - the first time mom wanting to join a couple of online mommy groups and get some good advice, maybe meet some nice moms and swap some cute pictures.  That's great!...

Your Memories Matter: Saving Your Digital Legacy {Sponsored}

Disclaimer: We have partnered with Digital Legacy of Edmond to bring you this sponsored post on how you can best preserve your precious memories. Isn't it great to live in a digital world? I LOVE...

5 Things to Never Say to a New Mom

I might have some unreasonable expectations. When I voted in a presidential election for the first time, I was honestly surprised that balloons and confetti didn't fall from the ceiling when I placed my...

What I Teach My Kids About Politics

It's only January and already we are being bombarded with political ads and what-have-you. Election year brings out some of the worst in people. I am always surprised by what comes out the woodwork...

Please Don’t Touch My Children

  I know this post will be read by the people who aren't the problem, but I have to say something. When I had my first child, Caroline, I took her to the store when she...

5 Reasons You Really Need a Travel Agent

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post for Vincent Vacations.  However, all opinions are 100% our own and we stand by Vincent Vacations and all that we endorse. I love travelling! I love seeing new places and...

To the Friends Who had Kids Before I Did

Dear friends who had kids before I did, First off let me say kudos to you for being able to maintain friendships while raising kids. I remember when you announced that you were going to...

Today I Left the House…With TWO Kids!

  6:00 a.m. I lie awake thinking, "Today is the day, it's finally here." I'm terrified! I've been hiding. I've been hibernating. But today is it. Today is the day that I leave the house. With both...

Your OKC Advent Activity Calendar {Free Printable!}

The first Christmas my husband and I were married, I bought this little house advent calendar from Target.They still sell them and they're super cute. I thought up 25 Christmas-y things to do and...