Someone once told me when I was pregnant to start traveling with our child when she was young so she would learn to do great with long distances in the car or airplane. That was pretty easy for us:...
For the first two and a half years of my daughter’s life, she wasn’t away from me (or her dad) for more than one night. We took our first multi-day trip away from her when she was 2 ½....
Now that I am a mother, I have come to realize that there are three types of airplane passengers: the kid-less; the families; and the ever-patient, kid-lovers/retirees.  After a recent less-than-pleasant flight (think engine trouble, no air conditioner, cranky baby, and...
What comes to mind when YOU think of “family vacation”? Lounging on the beach with a fruity frozen libation while the kids make sandcastles? Skiing in matching snowsuits and drinking hot cocoa at the lodge #SnowBunnies? Or perhaps a...
Planning a trip to an unfamiliar city may feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. If you're heading to Oklahoma City and are wondering where to start, we've got you covered. (Click each icon to jump to the section)  ...
It's almost here. The kids are out of school, your pin boards are loaded with all the ways to have the most wonderful summer ever. You're going to make homemade play dough, take lots of trips to amusement parks, and...
I just got back from the most wonderful weekend trip with nine of my best girlfriends. It did not disappoint. After the past year to say my mom battery was depleted is a drastic understatement.  I needed to not hear "Mommy" 8,647...
  Summer in the metro has ARRIVED! We love getting out and playing with our kids all summer long, but we know that sometimes you need to get out of the house and have a fun day on a dime....
I don't know about you, but about three times a year I am ready for a weekend reality break. A quick weekend vacation always puts life in perspective. But when your bank account says "girl, please" to the idea...

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I am originally from a small town in Tennessee and when it came time for college, this baby bird wanted to fly the coop. Christian education was important to my family so when I became interested in one located...
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....
Who doesn't love a good girls' trip?  We are lucky enough to have a new and very popular attraction that is not too far from OKC in the form of The Pioneer Woman Mercantile ("The Merc").  The Merc is...

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Every September, America pauses to remember Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For many people, however, this month goes by with little notice. Let’s face it:...