February 2013

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February 2013

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A Teachable Moment—Are You Sleepy?

A Teachable Moment—Are You Sleepy?

Are you tired? Me too! But, guess what…your child or teen is probably even more tired. In fact, eighty percent of teens, and nearly seventy percent of kids under ten are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can be a significant problem for kids, interfering with almost every aspect of their lives.
Movie Review: Snitch

Movie Review: Snitch

I had no idea that "Snitch" would be a family movie. Ok, it's not your typical family movie. No, "Snitch" is what you'd call an edgy family movie featuring a dad who'd do anything, even risk being killed, to get his teenage son out of prison after being set up in a drug deal. It made me think about what I'd do for my kids.
15 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

15 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

If you’ve been looking to pare down to the bare necessities in the new year, consider keeping these things on hand in your medicine cabinet. These staple items will assure that most basic needs can be met, even those which may be unexpected.
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15 Reasons to Shop Locally

15 Reasons to Shop Locally

Local retail consultant Allison Barta Bailey says that local shopping is crucial to the growth and expansion of our city. “If we want our community to continue to develop, we have to offer something that other communities don’t,” she says. “Our local business scene is something that’s unique to our city for travelers, and provides quality and convenience for residents.”
Our Readers' Favorite Local Businesses

Our Readers' Favorite Local Businesses

In working on a story for our February 2013 issue all about the importance of shopping locally, we asked our readers to give a shout out on Facebook to their favorite local stores, shops & restaurants. Here are the OKC-area businesses that our readers mentioned.

Archive »Exploring Oklahoma

15 Places to Visit Before Your Kids Turn 15

15 Places to Visit Before Your Kids Turn 15

Looking for the best places in Oklahoma to take your kids to introduce them to the wonders of our state? Here are our top 15 places to introduce your children to Oklahoma’s amazing history, heritage, people and landscapes.

Archive »Family Health

A Teachable Moment—Are You Sleepy?

A Teachable Moment—Are You Sleepy?

Are you tired? Me too! But, guess what…your child or teen is probably even more tired. In fact, eighty percent of teens, and nearly seventy percent of kids under ten are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can be a significant problem for kids, interfering with almost every aspect of their lives.
15 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

15 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

If you’ve been looking to pare down to the bare necessities in the new year, consider keeping these things on hand in your medicine cabinet. These staple items will assure that most basic needs can be met, even those which may be unexpected.

Archive »Family News

Five Easy Tips to Motivate Your Child to Read

Five Easy Tips to Motivate Your Child to Read

Read Across America Day on March 1, 2013, is the largest celebration of reading in the country and a reminder that reading never goes out of style. Reading is an adventure that begins early in a child's life and should extend beyond the classroom.
Eight Ways to Save on Groceries

Eight Ways to Save on Groceries

Feeding a family well on a budget can be difficult when it seems like prices just keep going up. Here are eight easy ways to save.
Good Dental Health Starts Early in Life

Good Dental Health Starts Early in Life

Each February during National Children’s Dental Health Month, dental health providers throughout the state encourage parents and caregivers to help children get an early start in learning how to take care of their teeth and gums.
Make Your Own Valentine's Kit + Fun Valentine's Reads

Make Your Own Valentine's Kit + Fun Valentine's Reads

Looking for a way to make your child's Valentine's Day really special this year? Have them make their own pop-up valelentine's cards and enjoy some Valentine-themed books.
Rock Out With Spaghetti Eddie, Vol. 3

Rock Out With Spaghetti Eddie, Vol. 3

For parents who love to share music with their children—and also enjoy it themselves—the forthcoming release of Spaghetti Eddie’s third CD Spaghetti Eddie and Other Children’s Songs Vol. 3 is music to the ears! MetroFamily recently asked frontman Brendan Parker to tell us more about the band’s upcoming CD.
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