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Editor's Picks: Best Places to Picnic in the OKC Metro

Editor's Picks: Best Places to Picnic in the OKC Metro

Nice weather is here and it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some outdoor fun with your family. Pack a lunch and head to one of these beautiful places in the metro for a fun picnic with your family.
Guide to Family-Friendly Festivals (April-May 2015)

Guide to Family-Friendly Festivals (April-May 2015)

There is always something to do in Oklahoma—and this festival guide is your comprehensive list to family-friendly fun around the state! Whether you are looking for a large festival in the Oklahoma City metro or an event with small-town charm, this guide can help you plan day and weekend trips in Oklahoma.
Dig In: Tips for Starting Your Family Garden

Dig In: Tips for Starting Your Family Garden

For as little as the price of a take-out meal, your family can experience the joys of gardening and a delicious and nutritious harvest. This is part two of a four-part series about gardening with kids. Last month, we revealed some of the benefits of gardening at home. Read on to find easy expert tips for starting your own garden at home this spring.
Explore Outdoors: Q&A with mom & nature expert

Explore Outdoors: Q&A with mom & nature expert

Mae Kiggins has worked as a park ranger, research assistant, forest policy intern and environmental sciences academic adviser. Now a mom of two (her son Macen is 5 and her daughter Sydney is 2), Mae blogs about her outdoor experiences with her kids. There’s no one better to shed a little light on the joys of outside adventures. Read her thoughts on the importance of outdoor play then plan to explore an Oklahoma state park.
Story Times in the OKC Metro

Story Times in the OKC Metro

There's no question reading aloud is good for your kids. In fact, research shows kids benefit from being read to as early as birth! Lucky for you, Oklahoma City boasts plenty of opportunities for your kids to hear their favorite books in new and exciting settings. Here are some story times throughout the Oklahoma City metro for kids of all ages. For more read aloud opportunities, see our list of best storytimes in the metro as voted by our readers.
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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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