kenziekeck

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Hello, OKC! I am originally a native of Boulder, Colorado, where I lived for 18 years. I moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma Christian University where I met my husband, Garrett, on a blind date. We stayed in Edmond due to the extremely high cost of living in Colorado combined with the extremely high cost of student loans from attending a private university, and 9 years in to marriage, we are still here! We have 3 wonderful kiddos! Scott (4), Anna (2), & Rhett (2). We adopted Scott at birth, and had the twins with the help of fertility treatments and sperm donation. You can find us mostly at home in South Edmond, because taking 3 little kids out in public is no joke. My favorite things include cold weather, coffee, planning my kid's birthday parties 6 months in advance, and truffle mushroom pizza.

2020 Pushed Me to Reconstruct My Faith – And I’m Grateful For It

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In 2020 I suddenly found myself very disappointed in the Church and Christianity as a whole. It felt like with every social issue that 2020 brought to light, I felt like Christians were on...

How One on One Time Changed My Perspective Of My Kids

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In March of 2020, I took our newfound quarantine as a challenge to do as many fun at-home activities with my kids as I possibly could. Looking back at my Facebook memories from that...

5 Ways We’re Making the Most of Our Second Pandemic Summer

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With our high-risk kiddos still unable to be vaccinated, and restrictions being lifted pretty much everywhere, I'm preparing now for our second pandemic summer. Since my three-year-old twins have taken to attempting to kill one...

Our Family’s Favorite (Almost) Heat Free Meals

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As the temperatures go from warm to hot and the air conditioner blasts all day long, I find myself looking for literally any way to escape the heat. This includes when I cook meals....

We Changed the Party Game to Avoid the “Birthday Party Blues”

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Let me set a scene... It's your child's birthday and you love planning parties. Your house is decked out in decorations themed around your child's current obsession. You've even specially ordered your child a shirt...

We Grew Our Family With Sperm Donation: Here’s How That Worked

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When the traditional way to grow your family doesn't work for you, it can send your brain spinning. There are so many other options out there, ranging from IUI to adoption. How do you...

4 Fun Ideas for a Memorable Valentine’s Day with Kids

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I grew up in a family that went big for every holiday, something I attribute to my mom. Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays. Now that I'm an adult, I don't usually...

When We Don’t Enjoy Parenting

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When I became a parent in 2015, I really thought I had parenting in the bag. I had been a babysitter or nanny for over 10 years, and I had been in charge of...

The Truth About Twins

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Have twins they said. It will be fun, they said.  Okay, actually no one said that and we obviously had zero choice in the matter, but from the day I heard the words, "oh good,...

Have Yourself A Merry Little Pandemic Holiday

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Well, despite what we thought in March about how long COVID would stick around, the reality is that it is still hanging out and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Mamas, this is a...

So…We’re Still In A Pandemic

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I drive down the road and see packed parking lots. I scroll social media and see pictures of birthday parties, girl's night out, and packed sporting events. You know what? It makes me mad.  I...

Time to Say Goodbye {An Adoption Story}

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When we got the phone call we had been matched for adoption for a little boy who would be born in about 3 weeks, of course, we were thrilled. We decided on an open...