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September 21, 2014

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Here's a new hashtag for you: #CAM2014. What is it, you ask? Well, it's the hashtag for Cesarean Awareness Month, of course! Cesarean Awareness Month began in an effort to bring awareness to the 1 in 3 women who give birth in the United States by cesarean delivery. Consider the fact that the World Health Organization recommends a c-section rate of no higher than 10-15%, yet our national average is 32.8% and the Oklahoma c-section rate is 34.7%. This means that more than half of the cesareans performed in our country and state are probably preventable! Many women do not anticipate complications during their labor and probably do not prepare for a cesarean delivery. The medical community and many people portray the surgery as minor, yet women who have experienced...

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A Heritage of Storytelling


A Heritage of Storytelling

Having grown up in Tulsa, I have been surrounded from a very young age by Native American storytelling. I remember as a Kindergartener at Carnegie Elementary listening to a storyteller share a story about how the stars got in the sky. It was fascinating.  In college, I took a Native American Music class and attended other storytelling events and have always been drawn to the magnetic way truly gifted storytellers share their stories. This week, I took my kids to Storytelling with MAHENWADOSE, at Helmerich Library. MAHENWADOSE, or Will Hill is a fantastic storyteller. He is animated and exciting, using sound effects, different voices for different characters and even plays Native American instruments and sings songs while he shares. A great storyteller not only...

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Fun with Tulsa 66rs


Fun with Tulsa 66rs

Let me paint you a picture. Imagine a Tulsa with no BOK Center, no Brady Arts District, no Pearl District and no reason to be Downtown unless you had tickets to a show at the PAC, wanted to go ice skating, or you worked there. Imagine a Tulsa where all there was in South Tulsa was neighborhoods, fields and a few chain restaurants. Imagine having to drive to Oklahoma City or out of state to see a headliner like the Eagles or Paul McCartney and just plan on spending a lot of time and money traveling to see a professional sports team. That's the Tulsa I grew up in, and it's very different than the Tulsa we now know in 2014. I lived in the Oklahoma City area back when we hosted the New Orleans Hornets after Hurricane Katrina, and it seemed like there might be hope for...

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Coffee for a Cause


Coffee for a Cause

Great things are happening in the Rose District of Broken Arrow. I recently posted about one of my new favorite eateries, Main Street Tavern, and now I've got to tell you about a fantastic java joint! I love coffee. I love good coffee. I drink it every day. I'm drinking it now.  I also adore coffee shops. Maybe it's because I spent my formative years in the 90's watching Friends. I mean, that was THE thing in high school. All of our favorite bands played at coffee shops, heck even my church youth group started its own coffee shop! Yours truly ran the snack counter. I'm pretty sure I spent more of my time in college in coffee shops than I did in class. There's just something about the atmosphere, the invitation to chat with others, the art and...

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Upscale Grub Right Under My Nose!


Upscale Grub Right Under My Nose!

My husband and I love brunch. In fact, the last time I blogged about Sunday Brunch I started it out with the exact same phrase, AND we were brunching with the same couple. Our dear friends, Mark and Dawn seem to have become our brunch friends. Whether we're cooking at the house or going out, they are the perfect brunch buddies.  Recently, I have discovered there is an amazing restaurant right under my nose on Main Street in Broken Arrow. Main Street Tavern is in the heart of The Rose District and though it isn't all that new, it's new to me. I met a friend there for lunch recently, and since then I've been back several times. It's officially the first place I think of when I don't want to cook or want to meet a friend for a drink. Labeled "An...

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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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