Kelly Koutahi

Kelly was born near Alva, and grew up in Enid and then near Miami, Oklahoma. She met her handsome husband Charles while they were both students at OSU in Stillwater. They were married in 1992 and have two daughters, ages 15 and 20. Kelly has been a happy stay-at-home- mom for nearly two decades, and has more hobbies than is probably healthy for one to have. When she is not outside tending to her flowers and shrubs, she may be making jewelry, sewing, painting, baking, or working on her blog. Volunteering for her children's schools and arts programs has been a pivotal experience for Kelly. Proud to be a Drama Mama and a Choir Booster, she has worked hard to support the fine arts in education because she has seen the positive impact these activities have on student lives. Kelly is very happy to be putting her BA in English to good use, by helping to teach ACT Test prep workshops, writing a fictionalized family memoir, and with OKCMomsBlog, making a contribution from the perspective of a mom to older kids.

5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Teachers

For teachers as well as students, the month of May is like a beacon shining at the end of the long tunnel of the school year. There is no better time to say "Thank...
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Five Nearly Free Christmas Gifts to Start Making Now

As much as we want to slow down and enjoy autumn in OKC, getting started on holiday gifts now can save time, money, and stress later. Being the mom usually means being the holiday...

The Surprising Reality of Recycling

Grade school science class is where your children might first hear about recycling. I used to sheepishly duck the question, "Why don't we recycle, Mom?" There's nothing like your own children calling you on...
Best Christmas Memory

Our Favorite Christmas Memory Was the Worst Christmas Ever

First of all, let me say that it was nobody's fault. Least of all mine, because I had no way of knowing my baby daughter was going to be the one who ruined Christmas.  Like...
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Quiz: What’s Your Thanksgiving Style?

What's Thanksgiving like for your family? Break down all the different ways you can celebrate Thanksgiving with this Thanksgiving Day Style Quiz!  1. When you think about your tableware for Thanksgiving, you imagine that the...
Building Fairy Houses from OKC Moms Blog

Making Fairy Houses – A Creative Way to Encourage Outdoor Play

Autumn in Oklahoma brings mild days when we long to spend more time outdoors. Parents looking for something fun and different to do outdoors with their children might want to try making fairy houses! Fairy houses...
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10 Items Not to Skip on Your Baby Registry

Shopping a baby registry lately had my head spinning. This was a modestly short baby registry on Amazon, and it still had 90 items listed. There are so many innovative and seemingly useful products,...

Menopause Made Me a Zombie Mom

When I went through menopause at the typically average age of 52, my experience was so totally not what I was expecting. In my dramatic imagination, I was worried about going through wild mood swings....
French Silk Pie Recipe

3 Easy Make-Ahead Desserts to Wow a Crowd

I can't say I love to entertain, because as an introvert - I don't! But I DO love to make showstopping desserts for parties. I live for that moment of silence when everyone is...

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Say “Summer!”

Summer is more than just a date on the calendar. It's a way of life, especially in our Oklahome-sweet-homa. From April to October, the temperatures climb and so does the feeling of fun in...

May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Cookie Swap

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . the Women of Star Wars held a Cookie Swap . . . Each stellar character brought her favorite cookie to the...

I Am Not A Happy Camper

To camp or not to camp, that is the question. Sorry, Shakespeare, but for me, there is no dilemma. Camping ranks right up there with the Zombie Apocalypse for fun. I will participate if it's...