We're a year into the pandemic and, as much as we parents have had to upend our entire lives, our children have had to do the same and the majority of them still don't really understand why. That's why...
Alright, boys and girls. It’s that time of year again- Nader Season in Oklahoma! Clean the spiders out of your fraidy holes and get out your best “Gone Squatchin’” t-shirt in case you happen to make it on the...
I am a mom to five awesome kids. Yes, five. We get a lot of looks, and a lot of comments, when we are all out together. Some of the comments are great...many of them are not. I am...
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 that matches the theme. The...
Last November my husband and I were so excited to find out that we were pregnant after only trying for a short while. We could hardly stand our excitement and decided to go ahead and tell our families and...
Who has cabin fever? Everyone! Who needs sunshine, fresh air, and social distancing with the family? Everyone! As we continue to navigate the life of quarantine, we seek opportunities to experience freedom in the one place that we can - the...
Spring is here! It's time to swap winter sweats for spring shorts, sweatshirts for t-shirts, and boots for flip flops. Who else is ready? I enjoy shopping for our four kiddos. It's an act of service and love that provides...
I have cancer. It's the rare kind. Literally one in a million. The kind where treatment looks a lot like, "Let's try this and see what happens." The kind that affects multiple systems within my body. In 2017, this cancer...
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 choose which one will work...
When my first son was born, I was in a different stage of life. I was just leaving a career as a teacher, and beginning a new career as a part-time realtor so that I could stay home with...
As our community continues to inch back towards "normal", we can't wait to start planning for summer! Desperate to make up for lost time, my kiddos want to do ALL. THE. THINGS. this summer. Summer break is the perfect...
We love Easter at our house...it is a much-anticipated holiday amongst my kiddos. My husband's family - the only family that lives near us - are THE best Easter hosts around. Traditionally, after an Easter church service, we head...

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We're a year into the pandemic and, as much as we parents have had to upend our entire lives, our children have had to...