Christina Mushi-Brunt

Christina Mushi-Brunt
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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, (14) and daughters (11 and 8). 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.

My Husband and I Have Separate Bedrooms – And We Love It

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I have a confession to make. I contemplated submitting this anonymously, but that would defeat the purpose of destigmatizing the topic. So, here it is... On most nights, my husband and I sleep in separate...

4 Life Lessons My Kids Are Learning From A Video Game

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“Daddy, it’s Friday! Can we get our Robux?” Every other week or so, my husband gifts our two daughters, aged 8 and 12, with online game currency to play Roblox. For those not familiar, Roblox...

Black History Month 2021: Celebrations and Education

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This year Black History Month looks a little different, with few in person events. But that didn't stop me from compiling a list of local events/activities to share with you that our family will...

Dear Daughter: You are Your Ancestors’ Wildest Dream

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Dear Daughters, This year, on August 12, 2020, history was made. I write this letter to you to preserve this moment that has now become etched into my mind. I write this letter to you so...

“My Shot” – Lessons For Mom From Hamilton

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If you know me well, you know how much I love Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly popular, original Broadway production that debuted in January 2015. I’ve attended two live performances of the musical. And now...

From Exhausted to Energized: Reflecting on OKC’s Demand Justice Rally

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Navigating the “New Normal” With Teens

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Turning Helplessness into Helpfulness

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When You Can’t Go IRL: Take Virtual Tours of Art & Culture in the...

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What it Really Means to “Let It Go”

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Family Events for Black History Month

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The month of February is recognized nationwide as Black History Month. Our families celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans throughout the year. However, February presents the most plentiful month for events. We...

Field Trip: Historic All-Black Towns in Oklahoma

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February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage of African Americans in this nation. Each year your children probably learn the standard Black history lessons: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks,...