When you picture home birth do you get anxious, skeptical, or even weirded out?  Then this post is just for you.  OKC Moms Blog's resident home birthers (contributors Becky and Anna) want to clear up some misconceptions and hopefully...
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I signed my husband and me up for all the classes that our hospital offered. Birth, breastfeeding, newborn care...you name it, we were there. The only one we missed was the night they...
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 you!" to our community's teachers,...
I think it's safe to say that everything seems to get turned a little topsy-turvy when kiddos enter the picture.  This isn't always a bad thing at all, in fact, I can honestly say that 99 percent of the...
It was garage sale prep day. I love a good purge. So I was deep into the depths of my closet, searching for someone's future treasure. I came across a blue folder and couldn't remember what was in it....
I am well-aware that this is a sensitive topic, and I am contemplating backing out on sharing this as I type. I was born and bred here in Oklahoma and know how deeply passionate the people are about religion,...
This is for you - the first-time mom wanting to join a couple of online mommy groups and get some good advice, maybe meet some nice moms and swap some cute pictures.  That's great! But there are a few...
  The morning air is crisp, soft with dew. The sun warms our skin, and the foliage begins to turn a deep green. Ahhhh spring is finally here, and it's time to bring out the gardening gloves and dig into...
I’ll be the first to admit I give my kids Ted Talks during our drives. Of course, this is AFTER I’m done with my car-choreography…because I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom. (For those of you who...
Daily - and I mean DAILY - I am trying to figure out my parenting game with my tween daughter. I have a 14-year-old boy, and what they say is true. Boys and girls are different. Good thing "they"...
My husband and I lived in Hangzhou (pronounced HONG-jo), China in the 2012-2013 school year. Like many Americans that travel to China, we taught at a University there. We taught engineering majors all about English pronunciation and Western culture....
Happy Read Across America Day! To help you celebrate with your kids, our friends at St. Mary's Episcopal School are bringing you the 10 most loved books carefully curated by their school librarian! Want even more great book recommendations?...

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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...