I remember when I was younger, looking up to my parents thinking they were so “grown up” in their 40s. They had fancy business meetings, they had all the cool sharpies and highlighters, and they got to make all...
Does your kid snore like a trucker? Samesies. Maybe they have constant strep or sleep apnea. You know what might be in your future? A kind ENT looking you right in your eyeballs and telling you "Those are literally...
Summertime in Oklahoma brings the heat and humidity. The heat can feel relentless and can make if difficult to enjoy spending time outdoors or much less leaving the comfort of your own home. To not be too deterred by the...
The Hardest Choice

The Hardest Choice

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I was in shock. Two pink straight lines. This wasn't supposed to happen to me, of all people. Even just going to get a pregnancy test was not my idea. My friend was in a serious relationship with a guy...
I had a baby back in November 2019. When I was cleared to exercise in January 2020, I worked out for a week and then threw my back out.  I spent the next several weeks babying my back (as much...
I've written many posts about how the past two years or so have been rough for practically every human being on the planet. I have told myself and others to give themselves grace, to take it easy on themselves,...
344 times per day. Once every 4 minutes. That’s how often the average person checks their phone. I feel like I'm on my phone quite a bit, but even I was shocked at those numbers!  I’m a homeschool mom, on top...
Holidays can be challenging for a food allergy family like ours, as many of our societal holidays and gatherings are structured around food! I'm sure if you think back to your childhood and choose a special day celebrated in your...
Do you smell the smoke from the fireworks? Can you taste the food from the backyard barbecues? Can you hear the laughter of children splashing in the pools? That can only mean one thing, the 4th of July is upon us! As a...
I have two daughters, seven and 16, and over the last many years, well-meaning people have asked or said a mixture of the following things to me. Are you going to try again for a boy? Who's going to protect your...
If you are anywhere on the internet, you’ve probably noticed the decluttering craze, (every mom blog has written about it at least once, amirite). Everyone is looking for ways to live a more simplified and intentional life. Which sounds...
This is possibly my favorite comic by artist Will McPhail (The New Yorker), because it's just so relatable. As a parent, I envy the freedom that my no-kids friends have. It sounds like a dream to be able to...

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Why I’ll Never Leave Oklahoma

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I've lived in Oklahoma most of my life. In fact, I'm a third generation OU Graduate, a fact I'm rather proud of. My family...