Kelli Bruemmer

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Kelli is a native Okie with a larger-than-life personality and an unhealthy dose of sarcasm. She married Bobby in 2011, and they welcomed daughter, Maevyn, in 2013. Maevyn is autistic, and every day is a new adventure in discovering how her unique mind works. Life on their NE Oklahoma City acreage is never dull, and they enjoy RV camping and Sooner football. Kelli is a former law enforcement officer who now works full-time at the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office facilitating programs that keep people safe on our roadways. She also enjoys consulting for Beautycounter, advocating for tougher legislation in the US beauty industry, stifling inappropriate profanity, managing her RBF, looking for the nearest restroom, and trying not to sing Disney songs out loud in public.

Relax. It’s Just Autism.

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Do you ever wonder how you can tell if someone with autism is "high-functioning" or "low-functioning"? Do you have a friend or colleague with an autistic child, and don't know how to get more...

Seven Things to Know Before You Buy a Bicycle

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I hope you didn't click on this expecting a skinny girl in Spandex to show you how to change the tire on a bicycle. If that's what you're looking for, this ain't it, Sis....

A Tale of Two Titties – Mama’s First Mammogram

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"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times..."  Wait... Did Charles Dickens write a book about a mammogram? Because that is the perfect description of a mammogram. I realize that I'm a...

Pssst….It’s Time to Send Mama Away

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You read that correctly. Partners, tell her to pack her bag and get out. Offer to drop her off, even, just to ensure that she gets there and actually goes inside and doesn't end...

No, I’m Not Stronger Than You

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Please. Just stop. From one mama to another, please don't feel obligated to validate the challenges we face as parents of a child with special needs. You see, having a child with autism isn't...

Six Things I Wish I’d Known Before Weight Loss Surgery

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Are you here because you've considered weight loss surgery? Maybe you've tried a million other things and just can't seem to lose the weight you want to lose. Are you here because you're curious...

How a Tough Diagnosis Can Change Your Plans

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I said "can", not "will". So, stay with me.  Having a family was always at the top of my life's to-do list. I thought I knew exactly what kind of mom I wanted to be,...

Hear Me Out – You Need a Bidet

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Some truths are hard to accept. My face requires moisturizer. Onions aren't the devil I grew up thinking they were. The new Jeep trucks are hideous. Maybe Target was actually just participating in a...

Stranger, You Don’t Have to Apologize

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Last week, our family had dinner at a popular new spot in north OKC. The tables were all nicely distanced, everyone was masked, and my mom had reserved us a booth in the back...

Listen, 2021… We Need to Talk

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I hate it when relationships get to this point.  It's bad, y'all. I feel like it's ending. I'm having some doubts about our future. We're in a weird place. Can we maybe just sit and...

Yes, I Received THE Vaccine

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I got the COVID-19 vaccination today, and I didn't realize I'd be so emotional about it. It's been a contentious year that has found us disagreeing on nearly everything - even on things that seem...

Assessment is a 4-Letter Word

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As I write this, I'm sitting in the parent waiting room of a therapy clinic, teary-eyed, while my daughter is being assessed. Again. Assessed for cognitive function. Assessed for speech and language abilities. Assessed...