To camp or not to camp, that is the question. Sorry, Shakespeare, but for me, there is no dilemma. Camping ranks right up there with the Zombie Apocalypse for fun. I will participate if it's a life or death survival...
Bugs, heat, mud, poison ivy, and the sound of a coyote howling in the not-so-distant distance: these are all reasons I used to drive my stance on NEVER EVER camping. And now, we own a tent. And sleeping bags. And an actual...
A few years ago, my husband's boss presented him with the opportunity of a lifetime and threw a wrench in every life plan we had made together. We had a toddler, a baby and the opportunity to relocate a...
“Where did Gram live when she was a little girl?” my daughter asked one evening. I told her the name of a little town in Ohio, but she wanted to know more. She asked questions, and I answered the...
Did you know there's a big difference between fears and phobias? According to The Huffington Post, fear is an "emotional response to a real or perceived threat." And as such, fears are common. Even normal. Phobias, however, have one key...
I've always been fearless when it comes to adventures and traveling: as a young, single, woman I traveled to New York City (twice), Chicago, and Jamaica with one of my friends; I have been skydiving...twice; and I have jumped...
I felt a pang of sadness as we pulled up to the airport drop-off area. I had just spent three days with some of the most amazing women I know. It didn't feel like enough time. But the reality...
When you become a mom, there's a HUGE learning curve. You learn the perfect football hold without ever playing a day in your life. You learn how to imitate four hands during diaper changes while navigating the wipes that...
Did you know that in addition to our own fabulous OKC cultural institutions and arts organizations, we are all just a short drive away from dozens more world-class museums? I'm not originally from Oklahoma, and after moving to OKC...
If you've never considered travelling by train, now is the time! The train is both a convenient and an affordable option for travel, and it's even FUN. You can relax, feed your kids without stopping, and even look out the...
“I feel like you’re not really having fun,” my husband said as I flopped, exhausted, onto the couch. “I’m not,” I whispered, and tears instantly welled up in my eyes. “I’ve been looking forward to this trip for so long,...
      Before I was a mom—when I knew everything about motherhood—I would roll my eyes at the one parenting trait I deemed utterly ridiculous and flawed in its nature. I would scoff. I would snicker. I would bemoan its utter...

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