Born and raised in Central Arkansas, Lynzie is a pastor's wife, mom, business owner, and new Okie. She and her husband moved to Oklahoma City in the Summer of 2017 with their four kids and love every aspect of living in the Metro Area. Lynzie is a former first grade teacher, an adoptive mom, and is currently wading into the waters of homeschooling. Give her a good book and some apple pie and all will be right with the world!

The Instant Pot: Our Family’s Top 5 Favorite Recipes

The Instant Pot has stolen my heart. I drank the kool-aid. I jumped all in. I am officially a fan and follower. I’ve always loved to cook. I stood in a chair as a kid...

What I Wish You Knew About Homeschooling

The school year has come to an end and all of the distance learning mamas said, "AMEN!!!"  Over the last two months many of you have tried to keep up with the grueling demands of...

Distance–But Don’t Isolate

Social Distancing. It's a phrase that none of us would have understood two months ago but is now our new normal for the foreseeable future. It's necessary, it's important, and we are all doing...

How to Give Yourself Grace During COVID-19

The chaos of COVID-19 is here and life as we know it has changed pretty drastically. All large gatherings have been canceled, businesses are temporarily closing, and we have been encouraged to take part...

Bedtime is Exhausting – But Let Them Talk

I recently read a parenting meme that might be the best one I've ever read. It talked about how parenting during the day was like cooking and parenting at night was like baking. During...

Just Buy the Next Size

Some of you are ready to pounce and lecture me just because of the title of this blog. I understand your hesitancy to accept my charge - but hear me out.  Many of us have...

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Little Eyes are Watching

When my daughter went to Kindergarten three years ago, I quickly got to know the personality of her teacher. Not because I spent a lot of time with the teacher, not because we were...

The 15 Best Books to Read With Your Kids at Christmas

Christmas is such a magical time of the year. We spend months looking forward to the lights, the decorations, the cookies, the gifts, the celebrations. No matter how old you are, you can't deny...

We’re a Family of Seven (And Yes, We Know How ‘That’ Happens)

I am a mom of five. I'm not a super-human mom, nor an alien mom from another planet. I look like a normal mom (as far as I know), I drive a mini-van like...

I’m Not a LEGO Mom

Confession: I am not a LEGO Mom. I can't stand those tiny little blocks. There are exactly 100,000 of them in each box, some ranging from the size of a quarter all the way...

I’m a Better Mom for Leaving

I'm a better mom for leaving. Let me back up a little: Being a mom is one of the most rewarding things in life. I spent the majority of my life dreaming of the day...

The Beauty in Having a Big Family

I have wanted a big family for as long as I can remember. My mom has pictures of me at three-years-old laying my “kids” down for naps, ten baby dolls all in a row....