Heather Koontz

Heather is a transplant from Tulsa, OK, who enjoys falling in love with Oklahoma City and all it has to offer. A communications and public relations specialist, Heather is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with degrees in film studies and creative writing. She loves to write, capture her day with photographs and videos, and spend time with her husband Byron and their two rambunctious dogs. They have a brand new baby boy and are navigating the unique world of first-time parenthood. Huge fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder, their favorite thing to do is attend Thunder games.

La Petite Academy: The answer to all your child care questions

Being a working mom is not easy. In fact, it takes circus-worthy skills to effectively juggle motherhood and career. There’s all the stuff you can’t fit into your day (doctor appointments, errands, groceries, illnesses, house...

A Family Guide to Visiting Oklahoma City

Planning a trip to an unfamiliar city may feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. If you're heading to Oklahoma City and are wondering where to start, we've got you covered. (Click each icon...

How a Trip to the Ocean Changed My Motherhood Perspective

Did you know there's a big difference between fears and phobias? According to The Huffington Post, fear is an "emotional response to a real or perceived threat." And as such, fears are common. Even...
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Just Keep Swimming… at Goldfish Swim School

Have you heard? There's a new school in town. And, your kids won't complain about getting out of bed for this one.  Goldfish Swim School is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility right here in the...

I have Postpartum Depression, But I Didn’t Have a Baby

The pediatrician waited for me to respond.  She'd just told me everything the mother of a newborn wants to hear - the baby is healthy. He's at the top of the growth chart. He's tracking...

It’s My Child, and I’ll Leash if I Want To

      Before I was a mom—when I knew everything about motherhood—I would roll my eyes at the one parenting trait I deemed utterly ridiculous and flawed in its nature. I would scoff. I would snicker....

6 Reasons I Don’t Feel Guilty on Pizza Night

Mom life is a busy life. Can I get a witness? I mean, between changing diapers and scheduling doctor's appointments and remembering to send your kid to school with pants on… there's not much time...

Vacation Bible School in Oklahoma City – 2017 Guide

"Ready or not... here I come!" - Summer, 2017 It's about to get hot outside, the snow cone stands are beginning to open, and sunscreen is flying off the shelves. As summer approaches, children are...

Moms, Meet Your New Favorite Shoes

Let's face it. When it comes to sprucing up our everyday attire, shoes are where it's at. I've always had a thing for shoes. My closet floor is littered with ankle boots, high tops, Converse......

10 Unicorns We’d Prefer Over a Frappuccino

It's bright. It's sparkly. It's colorful. And, it's all over your Facebook feed. I'm talking, of course, about the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. People are buzzing about this limited-time beverage. And rightfully so, considering it has 59...

10 Reasons Every Mom Should Love the OKC Thunder

It's been nine years since they first came to Oklahoma, but the OKC Thunder basketball team continues to gain and retain loyal fans. You can't drive anywhere in the city without seeing at least...
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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

For me, every holiday is an excuse to break out the craft supplies and make some memories! And, St. Patrick's day is no different. To help you get in the spirit, I'm excited to share...