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 18 years ago and they have three kiddos: son, (15) and daughters (12 and 9). 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.

Your Guide to Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in OKC

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A few months ago a dear friend asked me if our 15-year-old son would be willing to be an escort in her daughter’s upcoming quinceanera. (A quinceanera is a festive 15th birthday celebration, with...

All Hair is “Good Hair”

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Growing up, Sundays were not only the Lord’s day in our household, but for me and my younger sister, Sunday also meant that it was “Hair Day.” A day dedicated to preparing our hair for...

Juneteenth in the OKC Metro

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What is Juneteenth? Despite the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the 250,000 enslaved people in the Confederate-controlled state of Texas were not aware of their freedom until two years later on June 19,...

4 Young Adult Fiction Books That Honor Diversity

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I’ve heard the analogy that books can be described as mirrors and/or windows. Mirrors that allow us to see ourselves in literature. Windows that give us a view into others’ lives.  As an avid reader,...

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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Let’s face it, the past few weeks have been emotionally trying for most people. We’ve been in the midst of a global pandemic, socially isolated from others, and many have faced economic hardships. We...

Navigating the “New Normal” With Teens

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One month ago, the initial novelty of having an “extended” spring break brought joy to our teen-aged son. However, the excitement quickly wore off as the days turned into weeks, then turned into the...

Turning Helplessness into Helpfulness

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It’s a time of uncertainty for many across the country, including right here in the OKC metro. Times of uncertainty can create a sense of helplessness. This guide is written to provide you and...