Parenthood and Passports - 20 things to do in Oklahoma City

20 things to do in Oklahoma City with kids (or without)

¬†Oklahoma City is one of those places that is surprisingly cool. There are a lot of things to do in Oklahoma City with – or without – kids. For some, the capital of the state of Oklahoma is an overnight stop along Route 66. But for many, it simply isn’t on their radar… but it…

Parenthood and Passports - Oklahoma wildflowers

Oklahoma Wildflowers: Visiting the flyover state in spring

Spring is my favorite time of the year! You literally see Mother Nature change our land from a winter brown to a vibrant color right before your eyes. And we see it all over. Ireland has the shamrock and everything turns green. Texas has fields of Bluebonnets where suddenly the brown grass turns purple and…

Parenthood and Passports - Royal Bavaria

Royal Bavaria: A Small Piece of Germany in Oklahoma

A Beer Garden in the Central Plains The Central Plains of the United States aren’t necessarily known for having a rich German culture. In fact, when you think of Oklahoma you likely think of cowboy and Native American culture instead. But just outside of Oklahoma City is a small, family-owned restaurant and beer garden as…

Parenthood and Passports - Bricktown OKC

Bricktown, OKC

When I first moved to Oklahoma, I had the same preconceived ideas about the state that many people around the country probably have. I thought it would lack excitement, personality and identity. I thought it would be nothing more than red dirt, cowboys and flat land. While Oklahoma does have a lot of all three…

okc bombing

The Oklahoma City Bombing: the day that changed my perspective

When I was a kid, growing up in New Mexico, I lived a somewhat sheltered life. I grew up in a stable family with loving parents and a sense of security that every child should feel. In the small town where we lived, kids could freely ride their bikes around the neighborhood for hours, only…