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We Weren’t Done: A Teacher’s Letter To Her Students

Dear Students, I wish I could see all of you right now! It would make me so happy to give each of you a hug and hear all about what you have been up to. I...

He Calls Me “Ommy”

Some mothers enter motherhood through the miracle of pregnancy. Others through the arduous, yet deeply fulfilling, journey of adoption. Still others through the glorious magic of marriage. I entered this hallowed place through transition. I...

Simple Ways to Make Books Part of Your Child’s “Play”

As a teacher, I often get questions from friends about what they can be doing to prepare their child for school. My usual answer is: nothing! Let them play! Children learn through play and rich...

4 Steps to Rock Bedtime Every Night

I am sure that I’m preaching to the choir when I say motherhood is kinda like a series of trial and error experiments. Sometimes you find things that really work for your family, and...

To the Mom Struggling With Self-Esteem

I see you pulling at your leggings, making sure they’re high enough to hold in that stubborn leftover baby weight. I see you checking the mirror one last time before you leave the house, only...

4 Tips for Teaching Your Toddler About Hard Life Changes

There are some days that live with you forever. Some of those days are best days of your life – the day you got married or the birth of your child. Days that bring...

Grow with Us at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Hey Mama, did you know we’ve designed programs just for you and your little one at OKCMOA? This summer, come enjoy Tag-Along Tours, Babies at the Museum, and Museum Playdate, while surrounded by beautiful...

The Decision to Foster

The decision to foster for me was an easy one. It was never a question of whether I wanted to, only when to start. You see, I was in the system a few times...

The Perfect Gift Idea: Oklahoma Shirt Company

I was seven years old in 1991 and my mother entered us into the Mother Daughter Look-a-like Contest at Penn Square Mall. My grandmother helped make us matching jumper dresses that were a sage...

Mom Confession: I Don’t Like Babies

I never thought I’d have kids. I didn’t want any. I never spent time picking out the perfect baby names or thinking about what they might look like. I never worried about carrying on...

5 Reasons to Stay in the Pool this Fall and Winter

For most, Labor Day is the final swim day of the year. Pools and local aquatic centers pack up for the season and we are left dreaming of the relaxing lazy days by the...

My Heart Baby {CHD Awareness Week}

Six years ago, when my husband and I welcomed our first son into the world, we thought we were welcoming a perfectly healthy little boy into our lives. A NICU doctor handed him to...