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April 23, 2014

Honeybee Mama


TNA Xplosion Live

Last Thursday was a heck of an evening out for yours truly. After experiencing the debut of the 2013 Oktoberfest Masskrug at the Gruppe Toast, I met up with my husband and kiddos at the Cox Business Center for the TNA Impact Professional Wrestling LIVE show for Spike Televeision. I know what you're thinking and no, I'm not particularly a huge fan of professional wrestling, but when someone is willing to give your family six FREE ringside tickets to just about any event, you smile and say, "Thank you!"  Although I don't regularly watch professional wrestling, or really any sports for that matter, I do have fond memories of snuggling up with my Papa as a child while he watched the likes of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. I am fascinated by things I...

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Gruppe Toast at Fassler Hall

You know what time it is don't you? Well, here in Tulsa, it's about time to break out those lederhosen, fill up your beer stein and start doing the chicken dance. In other words, it's Oktoberfest time, Tulsa! Last Thursday, the folks at Tulsa Oktoberfest held a Gruppe Toast at Fassler Hall to introduce the brand new commemorative Oktoberfest Masskrug (mug in layman's terms). There was a bit of a hubub around town about RiverParks nixing the infamous pitchers, but the Oktoberfest crew has come back with something pretty cool. Apparently we were one of the only Oktoberfests around that didn't have a commemorative stein! Now we do, and I promise I'll show you in a minute.  But first, you have to experience some amazing lederhosen and hats....

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Our Fair Adventure

I don't usually do two posts back-to-back about the same subject, but I also don't usually write about events before they happen. It's way more fun to write about them after the fact so I can share pictures with you and share how fun it was! So, I'm bending my own little rule and I'm writing a second blog post about the Tulsa State Fair. Last year, the littles and I went on a weeknight and were a little limited on what we could do because we just didn't have all that much time. This year, though, we went much earlier in the day on a weekend and did oh so much more! Since we were there to film for Tulsa Feed, I had the privilege of getting in with a Press Pass and coming in through the back door so to speak. The first thing we saw were some beautiful...

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Planning Ahead to Save Money at the Fair

Good Monday morning everyone! Just a quick post here to remind you that NOW is the time to plan your trip to the Tulsa State Fair, which kicks off this Thursday! Last year I wrote a post after the fact about money saving tips, but this year I wanted to give you a heads up so you don't walk away from the festivities with empty pockets to accompany your funnel cake induced hangover! Plan Ahead First, go to the Plan Your Day link to choose the day you want to attend and you can check off all the events you want to attend that occur on that day! This will help you know what shows you need to purchase tickets in advance for, and which ones are free with the price of admission.    Finding Food Next, take a look at the Food Finder. I know as well as...

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Will Detour for Wine

You have to keep your eyes and ears open, kids. Otherwise you may miss some sweet opportunities for adventure. A few weeks ago, I was driving home from Ketchum, OK after a postpartum visit with a doula client of mine. When I got into my car after leaving her house, there were two messages on my phone cancelling my other afternoon appointments. As I drove along, wondering how I'd fill the rest of my day, this bright yellow sign caught my eye in the town of Adair: I took one look at the time and decided I had plenty of it. I do love detours, especially if they include wine! I drove up to find a lovely little house, and a lovely vineyard.    I walked in to a cute little gift shop and noticed there was also a bar with loads of wine. ...

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Getting Fresh at Cherry Street Farmers' Market

Am I the only one who feels more like eating healthy food when it's presented to me in an enticing way? Something about the lighting in certain grocery stores and apples all lined up in pretty rows instead of jumbled in a case actually make me want to eat the apples instead of bee line to the snack section. You know what also makes me want to eat healthier foods? Farmers' markets! The outdoors, the fresh air, the sunshine and the friendly farmers all make for an atmosphere that causes me to pull out my pocketbook and fill up my bag with fresh veggies. Recently, the family and I made it out to Cherry Street for the Cherry Street Farmers' Market to round up some fresh grub. We also had the film crew out to shoot for the Honeybee Mama show on Tulsa Feed, so be on the...

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Tulsans Gather to Raise Awareness and Improve Birth

Yesterday, I joined dozens of men and women who gathered at Green Acres Market in Jenks for the Improving Birth Rally for Change to raise awareness for the maternity care crisis in the U.S. Here I am with my friend, Brooke White, who is a sister doula and Bradley Method Childbirth Educator in the Tulsa metro. It was so empowering to see all the people that came out to support the cause, and it wasn't just childbirth professionals like me! I was particularly inspired by Nikki Rogers and her husband and family who gathered and held signs for the entire two hours of the rally. Improving Birth strives to bring evidence based care and humanity to childbirth. Why is this need so important? Despite the $98 Billion dollars our country spends on maternity care (the most...

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Honeybee Mama on Tulsa Feed

Hey guess what, I have my own show! When I was asked a few years ago what me dream job was, I responded, "I want to be a doula and a childbirth educator and I want to blog about all the fun things I do with my kids." At the time I couldn't have imagined my dreams would come true. Not only am I now doing all of those things, I have the opportunity to share my amazingly blessed life with the world in a new and exciting way. If you love reading my blogs here and at Honeybee Mama, you can now join the adventure on the Tulsa Feed YouTube channel. I know many of you say you always look forward to the next blog post to see what fun and exciting things you can do with your kids in Tulsa. Well, there's only so much I can tell you in words and show you in pictures;...

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River Country Water Park and My Crazy Kids

It's beginning to set in that Summer Vacation is over. Even though here in Oklahoma the temperature is finally starting to FEEL like Summer, the kids are back in school and the pools are officially closed. We had all kinds of fun swimming this summer, including neighborhood pools, friends' pools, the sprinkler and kiddie pool in the backyard, and even a day at the water park.  Though it's closed for the season now, I still wanted to share with you our super fun day at the River Country Water Park in Muskogee. It's a little bit of a drive from Tulsa, but makes for a fun day trip and admission to the park is extremely reasonable to make it worth the trip! Information about admission, directions and parties can be found HERE. After enduring all the...

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Free Movies in the Park

Although Summer vacation has come to an end and all Tulsa area schools are officially back in session, there are still some great Summer activities happening. Staying in the theme of my free Summer activities, I want to tell you about Movies in the Park at Guthrie Green. As always, events at Guthrie Green are FREE, open to the public and family friendly. Each Thursday evening, Circle Cinema presents a film on a big screen right on the stage. They've been showing favorites like Clueless and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and last week it was Raiders of the Lost Ark! Now, I'm all about being a fun mom and taking my kids on adventures, but let's get real. I'm a huge Indiana Jones fan. I've lost count of how many times I've seen The Temple of Doom and...

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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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