The beginning of 2021 was a little bit like opening your baby's door to check on them. You c.a.r.e.f.u.l.l.y turn the door handle, slooooowly open the door, and hold your breath while you tiptoe towards the bed. Even though many...
In our family, we believe in the Gospel. The good news about Jesus - that he lived, died, was buried, was raised from the dead, and ascended to Heaven. We believe it is good news for us because it...
“Daddy, it’s Friday! Can we get our Robux?” Every other week or so, my husband gifts our two daughters, aged 8 and 12, with online game currency to play Roblox. For those not familiar, Roblox is an online game platform...
I think we can all agree that 2020 was a dumpster fire mixed with a sharknado atop a mountain of garbage. In other words: IT. WAS. ROUGH. I don't know about you, but my mental health suffered immensely. If...
Gen Z, Gen Z, What do you See?  I see moms in skinny jeans walking towards me. Gen Z, Gen Z, What do you See? I see moms with side parts smiling at me. Gen Z, Gen Z, What do you see? I see...
Snow days are a rite of passage in childhood. Or, in Oklahoma, ice days. Either way you spin it, snow days are a huge part of growing up. We know that our kids are growing up in a digital...
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), and there’s no better time to improve your child’s oral health! When it comes to protecting your kiddo’s smile, prevention is key. By combining healthy habits at home with regular dental...
Every night, it was the same cycle: tuck the kids into bed, shut the door, silence for approximately three minutes, get a show queued up, and then get pummeled by a stream of constant interruptions:  "Momma, I need a drink." "Mommy,...
Last week, our family had dinner at a popular new spot in north OKC. The tables were all nicely distanced, everyone was masked, and my mom had reserved us a booth in the back - a welcome detail when...
My background is in technical writing. I've written for the Oklahoma Gardener magazine, which is no longer in publication. I've written for OSU's Department of Horticulture Newsletter, I write my own seasonal newsletter The Hort Exhort, I've written OSU...
A few months ago I was sprucing up a random room in our house, probably the laundry room, and my husband laughed and said, "Babe, not every room in the house has to look like it belongs in a...
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...

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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...