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2015 Father's Day Fun Guide

Celebrate all things dad with these fun activities taking place in the Oklahoma City metro over Father's Day weekend! MetroFamily's Guide to Father's Day Fun includes family-friendly events and activities that will help give dad the most memorable Father's Day yet.

2015 Pick-Your-Own Farms Guide

An agricultural-based outing, such as a "u-pick-em" farm, allows your kids to experience a fun and active way to discover new food—and have fun at the same time.

5 Fun Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

It's no secret your kids need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice academic skills. While summer is a great time to take a break from the classroom, it can be detrimental to take a total break from learning. In fact, the National Summer Learning Association reports some startling facts about the need for academic enrichment and stimulation during the summer months:

2015 Vacation Bible School Guide

Looking for a Vacation Bible School for your child this summer? Find different VBS programs from around the Oklahoma City metro here!

2015 Summer Reading Programs Guide

Summer vacation does not have to mean a vacation from reading! The summer months are a great time to expand your child's literary world, teach them to enjoy reading for pleasure, help sharpen school skills and bridge the gap between school years. There are also many programs available to reward your reader this summer!

10 Free Things to Do with Kids in OKC in May

May is the unofficial beginning of summer in OKC. Warmer weather and longer days mean tons of family-friendly activities happening throughout the Oklahoma City metro. Many of these events are totally free. We've hand-picked 10 of our favorite free events for families to enjoy all month long. Still looking for more free fun? See our entire page dedicated to free activities and events.
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Plan the Perfect Family Getaway in Woodward

If you are looking for a family getaway that’s not too far away but still seems like a real vacation, Woodward is just the place to go! From exploring caves to seeing an authentic sod house, you won’t find a more family-friendly way to make memories than this charming northwest Oklahoma town.
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May 20, 2013: Celebrating Life, Grieving Loss

The EF-5 tornado that touched down in Moore on May 20, 2013 claimed 24 lives and left many more injured. As the community was grieving lives lost, some Oklahoma moms were celebrating the birth of their babies.

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Angels Foster Family Network: Changing the state of foster care in Oklahoma

Stephanie Moffitt is an Edmond school teacher and a single foster mom. Her dream of one day adopting a child began when she was a little girl, so for her, the decision to foster children was an easy one.

Practice Safe Digging this Season

In honor of National Safe Digging Month, we’re sharing some safe digging tips with our readers. Oklahoma residents are asked to call 811 before starting a digging project to prevent injuries, property damage and outages. Digging even a shallow hole can damage lines. In fact, an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes because someone decided to dig before dialing 811. The call and the line locating service are provided for free to Oklahoma residents.

Tackling Special Needs through Peer Integration Program

For parents of children with special needs, the future often feels uncertain. Easter Seals Oklahoma is marked by the powerful symbol of the lily, a sign of hope and new beginnings, and the organization offers just that to children and adults with disabilities, and to the family members who love them.

New OCU Program Aims to Certify More Teachers

Most adults look back on their elementary school years as a time of wide-eyed exuberance. From story time and crafts to science experiments and sing-a-longs, most moments were joy- and wonder-filled, with little realization that foundational learning was occurring, too.

Integris Doctor Answers Your Questions

From the moment a woman becomes pregnant, it's likely a flood of questions will come to mind. Whether it's curiosity about pregnancy symptoms or concern about a procedure or practice during delivery, women have plenty of reason to seek advice. Today, answers can be found with just a few keystrokes online or through apps. But there's nothing like the advice of a trusted physician. Edmond obstetrician Robert Schiermeyer was kind enough to answer some questions from our readers. Read his answers below and scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about Dr. Schiermeyer.

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Summer Plans with Kids

Summer Plans with Kids

We still haven't officially wrapped up our school year yet, but I'm gearing up for the summer now. I like the idea of a long, lazy summer where we all sleep in and just spend the days relaxing, but a) my kids still don't know how to sleep in and b) it's not really a realistic plan for us. I do want us to have lots of free days to do whatever we want to do, but there are also some things we need to accomplish, so I've found that going into the summer with a plan is the best way to make sure we keep some sort of balance. Here are a few ideas you may want to consider!

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The Power of Good

Just a few weeks ago our state commemorated the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the federal building. During this time, leaders of the community from the mayor to the leadership of the Oklahoma City Thunder promoted the Oklahoma Standard, encouraging all Oklahomans to perform one act of honor by extending help to fellow citizens.

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What to do and where to go in the OKC metro
Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

MetroFamily's calendar of what's going on in the metro and surrounding areas this Saturday, Sunday and Monday can be found here, along with our Memorial Day Weekend Fun Guide. Family reunions will take place. Photos and stories will be shared. The reasons for remembering will be recalled. Most of all, though, it's a time to be together and those memories, I trust, do last for families everywhere.

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