Kelli Bruemmer

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Kelli is a native Okie with a larger-than-life personality and an unhealthy dose of sarcasm. She married Bobby in 2011, and they welcomed daughter, Maevyn, in 2013. Maevyn is autistic, and every day is a new adventure in discovering how her unique mind works. Life on their NE Oklahoma City acreage is never dull, and they enjoy RV camping and Sooner football. Kelli is a former law enforcement officer who now works full-time facilitating programs that keep people safe on Oklahoma roadways. She also enjoys consulting for Beautycounter, advocating for tougher legislation in the US beauty industry, stifling inappropriate profanity, managing her RBF, sharing inappropriate memes, looking for the nearest restroom, hiding her love of Taylor Swift, and trying not to sing Disney songs out loud in public.

Six Things I Wish I’d Known Before Weight Loss Surgery

Are you here because you've considered weight loss surgery? Maybe you've tried a million other things and just can't seem to lose the weight you want to lose. Are you here because you're curious...

How a Tough Diagnosis Can Change Your Plans

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Hear Me Out – You Need a Bidet

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Stranger, You Don’t Have to Apologize

Last week, our family had dinner at a popular new spot in north OKC. The tables were all nicely distanced, everyone was masked, and my mom had reserved us a booth in the back...

Listen, 2021… We Need to Talk

I hate it when relationships get to this point.  It's bad, y'all. I feel like it's ending. I'm having some doubts about our future. We're in a weird place. Can we maybe just sit and...

Yes, I Received THE Vaccine

I got the COVID-19 vaccination today, and I didn't realize I'd be so emotional about it. It's been a contentious year that has found us disagreeing on nearly everything - even on things that seem...

Assessment is a 4-Letter Word

As I write this, I'm sitting in the parent waiting room of a therapy clinic, teary-eyed, while my daughter is being assessed. Again. Assessed for cognitive function. Assessed for speech and language abilities. Assessed...

Holiday Shopping for Kids with Special Needs

It's that time of year again! The time when holiday lights start to go up, people argue over whether or not it's appropriate to put the tree up before Thanksgiving, and we start to...

Election Day Blues

Until now, I can't remember a time in my 40 years of existence on this planet that I've felt like I'm carrying so much. So much stress. So much anxiety. So many plates spinning...

Real Talk: School Car Line Rules

Up until this year, I have only watched from afar as cars and trucks and minivans methodically lined up each day outside schools scattered around town. I've watched as cute kids with matching backpacks...

Back to School 2020 – Choose Kindness, Please

Back-to-school season is supposed to be fun. It's supposed to be exciting. It's a time for new school clothes, a clean backpack, a new lunchbox, and new teachers... maybe even a new school! That...

Have a Houseparty! (For the Socially Distanced)

After weeks and weeks of working from home and utilizing the common "tools of the quarantine trade" considered acceptable by professional standards, you'd think that after-hours video calls via mobile app or web browser...