If you’re reading this, congratulations…you’ve made it to Level 11 of 2020.  But there’s no telling what trickery Level 12 is going to bring. Santa is cancelled? Carol Baskin’s missing husband is found alive? At this point, if my cat started speaking Spanish...
Welcome to the OKC Area Shop Local Guide! This year, as you're making your list and checking it twice, we want to encourage you to THINK LOCAL! Our beloved city is FULL of special and unique gift ideas for everyone...
It's that time of year again! The time when holiday lights start to go up, people argue over whether or not it's appropriate to put the tree up before Thanksgiving, and we start to get the texts from Aunt...
Well, moms, the holidays are upon us. Though I have yet to hear the BC Clark jingle, my calendar shows the festivities begin in a few days. By now, no one has to say it, WE KNOW. 2020 S-T-I-N-K-S. So...
A few years ago we would only share this with our closest friends: we don't celebrate Christmas. We eased our families into our decision not to participate in the tradition. I still decorated for the first couple of years of...
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 tough one for me. The...
Hooray for Fall...? Ah, October. The weather changes from unbearable to mostly bearable (it is Oklahoma, after all), coffee shops have started serving pumpkin-themed items, costumes and decorations are everywhere for the upcoming Halloween festivities... except this year is different....
I’ll have you know that I just made the best pecan pie I’ve ever made. Pecan pie is my husband’s favorite kind of pie, so when we’re gifted with a bag of pecans, I make some pies for him....
Let's face it, the COVID-19 pandemic has made every celebration this year fall a little flat. I, for one, am officially over it. I'm so done letting the coronavirus take all the joy out of moments that are supposed...
We are not even five months into 2020 and it’s already been a rough year, for everyone, especially moms. Things are different, and this is HUGE-but your child will NOT bring home gifts for mom this year (No macaroni necklaces,...
I always want Christmas morning to be magical and, well, delicious. I like to serve my family (and myself!) something we don't always have for breakfast. Something special. I also don't want to spend the whole morning in the...
It starts. "Where's Santa?" My 3 year old asked, getting out of the car. "Well," I said absently, trying to avoid hitting his head with the door as I closed it, "he's probably at the North Pole. It's not even...

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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...