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 think of Valentine's Day as...
The word “adoption” first entered my head when I was a junior in high school. I was on a mission trip in Washington D.C. doing a VBS in a neighborhood full of crime and underprivileged children. I left a piece of...
I have this friend. When I met her at my daughter's dance class last year, I immediately classified her as "The One Who Has It All Together." As if her trendy haircut, perfectly procured outfits, and sleek black sedan weren't...
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, but how do you figure...
With summer underway, it’s never too late to plan a family vacation. Whether you’re looking for plenty of opportunities to get in touch with nature or want to take the kids to some fun and educational museums, Oklahoma is...
I'm sure we've all heard it from someone, or read it somewhere, but my current life motto is this: having a toddler is hard. In all honestly, they're kinda jerks. Of course, infancy is spent mostly in an exhausted...
My kids love dirt. Anything messy, muddy, sticky, wet, wild chaos, they love it. And I let them. I very rarely say no to making messes. Which is probably why they like it so much - because I’ve always been pretty open...
Complete JBF Virgin:: As a JBF virgin, I had no idea what to expect. As a result, I was completely unprepared for the holy goodness I encountered. I set out to tackle this monstrous sale with no plan, no budget and...
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...
Each of us sets boundaries in our lives. Some grow subconsciously over time, others with much more thought. We set boundaries for ourselves, and we set boundaries for those with whom we interact. They’re important and sometimes downright imperative. When...
Mom #1: She rolled up to the park with a fully stocked diaper bag. She brought enough organic pouches of baby food to last several days, the cloth diapers were fresh and bright, and her hair and makeup were in...
First off, let me just say that I am SO fortunate to have been able to breastfeed two babies until they were a year old without complication. I do really enjoy the convenience of being able to feed my...

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Our family loves going to parks. In fact, we've made it somewhat of a mission to find the best playgrounds in every town we...