Heather Koontz

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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.

My Birth Plan Failed – And That’s Okay. {Mother’s Day Series}

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I downloaded a contraction timer on my phone. I read every pregnancy and childbirth book out there. I packed my hospital bag. I unpacked my hospital bag. I packed it up again. I had...

I Was a Much Better Mom Before I Had a Kid

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I used to be such a good mom. Then I had a kid. See, before I was a mom, I knew all the answers. I knew the secrets, the tips, the obvious dos and don’ts...

Quick Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food

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As is true with most motherhood-induced discoveries, I hadn't put much thought into baby food before my son started eating solid foods. I hadn't looked for baby food in the aisles of Target, and...

The One Thing That Helps Me Survive Tornado Season

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It’s that time of year again. When I sat down to write this post, my phone sent me a news alert that read, familiarly, “strong storms expected in OKC metro tonight.” Naturally, panic ensued. See,...

To My Baby’s Day Care Teacher

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It’s 7:30 in the morning, and I catch myself dragging my feet into your classroom. I’m busy complaining about how I’ve been up for an hour and I barely slept. Meanwhile, you’ve been here...

Rebuilding After Layoffs

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I once heard the phrase, “A job isn’t a job. It’s who you are.” While I don’t know to whom this quote is attributed, I do know that I don’t agree with it. Because, what...

How Two Tiny Teeth Changed My Life

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All my life, I’ve believed certain things. I’ve acted certain ways. I’ve earned certain titles, decided upon certain routines, and adopted certain principles. Like all women before me, I sculpted these philosophies, anxieties, aspirations,...

Yes, I Spoil My Baby

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I was walking through a crowded flea market with my baby snuggled close in his carrier when I heard a woman whisper to her friend, “She’s spoiling that baby.” I was sharing a story about...

To the Stranger in the Seat Next to Me

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Do you remember that day? We were two people among thousands at a crowded basketball game. My husband and I were dressed in the team’s colors and the baby in my arms wore headphones...

7 Signs You Have a High Needs Baby

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Babies are wonderful. They are cuddly, smell amazing, make sweet cooing noises, and have smiles that can melt your heart. They are innocent, adorable, and angelic. But on occasion, those angels can be difficult. I’m...

Taking the Christ Out of Coffee

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Have you heard about how Starbucks recently became the Grinch and stole Christmas? I hadn’t paid much attention to those now-famous red cups until my social media feeds exploded with opinions on the topic. I...

Motherhood: À La Carte

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You’re at one of Oklahoma City’s many delicious restaurants. You skim down the menu and see all the pre-planned meals. You could get a number three, a combo, a boxed lunch, or a house...