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December 22, 2014

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My Kids Killed My Inner Scrooge

12/12/14

My Kids Killed My Inner Scrooge

Listen, people. Christmas is a lot of work. The decorating, the collecting the Christmas listing, the cooking, the Elfing. Except, Lord help me, I do NOT do Elf on the Shelf. God bless all you parents who have enough time for home made Star Wars Cakes, Pinterest Perfect Birthday parties and the blasted Elf on the Shelf. I'm with Scary Mommy, when I vow that Elf on the Shelf ain't happenin' in my house.    Don't get me wrong; I love me some holiday cheer and Christmas music, but I'm also doing everything I can to keep up with my job, my health, four little people's homework, extracurricular activities (Wrestling THREE nights a week? Are you KIDDING me?), and keeping them all ALIVE for goodness sake. Oh, and my husband. Yeah, he's in there...

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Lights, Music, Christmas!

12/02/14

Lights, Music, Christmas!

When people were putting up Christmas decorations BEFORE Halloween, I had a little trouble with it, but now that Thanksgiving's come and gone, I'm ready for the lights and action.   Sunday night, Downtown Tulsa was alight with holiday sparkle and sounds. The Glow Downtown activities included Glow on the Green at Guthrie Green, S'mores on Boston in the Deco District and the lighting of Oklahoma's largest Christmas tree at Arvest Winterfest.   We bundled up to start the festivities at Guthrie Green and it was COLD!     But Santa was there for pictures, so we made sure to say hi.     Alec took time to tell him what he wanted for Christmas. This kid's my baby, so I...

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A True Tulsa Thanksgiving Tradition

11/28/14

A True Tulsa Thanksgiving Tradition

In my house growing up, Thanksgiving was pretty simple. We would wake up that morning, and have a big breakfast while we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and my mother prepared the dishes she would bring to my grandmother's house that afternoon. Don't ask me why we would eat such a big breakfast before a big feast, but we did! Thanksgiving this year was lovely, and I did exactly what I love to do: lazily sip coffee and work on my homemade stuffing I'll take to my mothers while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I always cry when the Rockettes come on! Then we had a lovely meal at my mother's house with the rest of the family. Sorry, no pictures - I actually left my phone at home since I was not on-call for a doula client, and it...

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11/14/14

Tulsa's Underground Childbirth Community

So, I was going to write up a blog post about Labor Day weekend's Tulsa Rally to Improve Birth and Birth Fair (I know that was forever ago, but seriously, that's how long I've been thinking about this). But as I got to looking at my pictures I was overwhelmed thinking about each and every woman in the images and what amazing people they are and what incredible organizations they represent.   As a member of Tulsa's birth community, I see these women as my friends and colleagues. All of the things we do on a daily basis have become second nature. When I really sit down and think of all the lives these women touch, and all the different aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum health and well being that each addresses, it's really fantastic. I just...

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Strong is the new skinny!

11/07/14

Strong is the new skinny!

I wish I could say I'm the one who coined the term "Strong is the new skinny." But I'm not. I'm pretty sure I saw it first on a Bob Harper twitter post.    But you know what? Strong IS the new skinny. In the last few years, the fitness trend has been steering away from cardio workouts like this:   <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ozoTzkCeO-A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>   to things like boot camp and Cross Fit. I've never tried Cross Fit, honestly because I've been freaked out by posts like this about "Rhabdo," although I have lots of friends who do and love Cross Fit. It's just not...

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About This Blog

Having always said that life shouldn't get in the way of living, Missy strives to find adventure with her children even when things get hairy. Missy and her husband, Marc, have four children. With busy schedules and a small business to run, Missy is not lacking for things to occupy her time. She understands the challenges of being a single parent and is learning to be a stepmom. A Tulsa native, this mama loves exploring fun activities locally and shares her experiences with you in her blog. Upfront and honest, she doesn't pull any punches about meltdowns in the mall or potty accidents at public events. She carries her unique perspective into every challenge she encounters, sharing insights with her readers along the way.

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