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Do you have a community?

03/29/15

Do you have a community?

No one will argue that the job of a mother is challenging. Any of us who proudly wear the title of Mommy will agree that motherhood is the most difficult job we've ever had. Most people make sure to follow up that statement with, "but it's SO rewarding," but I'm not going to do that today. I don't need to reassure myself of how rewarding motherhood is to make myself feel better for being honest about the difficulty. What I am going to talk about is how isolated mothers of young children are and how they don't have to be.     You were never meant to be alone.   Historically, families lived in close quarters. Before the 20th Century, families lived among extended family, either in the very same household or geographically...

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"What's it like to not have kids?"

03/21/15

"What's it like to not have kids?"

"So, what's it like to not have kids?"   No, this is not the question I ask to singletons or kid-less marrieds. This is the question people ask me when all my kids are gone. This is the question asked by my friends who are blessed with lovely little people, desperately wanting a break from the stress of parenthood, looking at me with wonder and amazement of the gift I've been given by being a divorced parent.    As a divorced parent, I share my children with another person and so does my husband. We have a blended family, so there are periodically times when we have these two or those two and every now and then we have none! That's what this Spring Break was for us: completely kidless. You'd think that would be like a vacation...

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Mommy's Night Out!

03/11/15

Mommy's Night Out!

I have been wanting to go to Pinot's Palette for a very long time now, and FINALLY had my chance last Saturday night! Joining with my fellow doulas from Tulsa Family Doulas, we had a Mommy's Night Out for the record books.    Pinot's Palette has three locations in the Tulsa area and offers social painting class experiences. Once you register for your class online, you just show up ready to learn and play. Everything from the canvas, to the paint, to the brushes are all set up for you ahead of time.      They have aprons available for you so you don't get paint on your cute outfit.     Devon and I got our aprons on and were ready to go!      There is a bar...

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New Birth Traditions for Tulsa Families

02/28/15

New Birth Traditions for Tulsa Families

I was recently invited to a friend’s Mother’s Blessing. Have you heard of this new trend in baby shower alternatives? To quote her invitation: “We are gathering in a beautiful and unique way to honor [the mother], spend time with her, share stories, and to instill confidence and excitement as she enters into motherhood a fourth time. This ceremony is different than a baby shower as it honors the mother's rite of passage and focuses on gathering strength for the birth.” It got me thinking, what are some of the other new birth traditions popping up and trending right now? Are there alternatives to baby showers with awkward games where you have to taste baby foods blind folded or put in your bid for the baby’s weight? It turns out, there...

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Valentine's Day in B.A.

02/26/15

Valentine's Day in B.A.

Well, I'm a little late in posting my Valentine's Day adventures, but I've decided that's a good thing. It's a good thing because love should be celebrated all year 'round. So, if you didn't have a date with your someone special or with your kiddos, I say it's NEVER too late!   Valentine's Day began with a special breakfast in our house. Thanks to Timehop, I've realized that this is a pretty big deal to me. My Timehop app showed me that morning the last several years of special Valentine's Day breakfasts with various heart shaped breakfast items and things like pink milk. I've officially decided that I LOVE Valentine's Day, and I love it way more than other holidays.    This year I did red velvet pancakes...

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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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