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The Illusionists Headed to OKC

A magic show for the whole family is headed to Oklahoma City and we got in touch with one of the show's top performers to get the inside scoop on the upcoming event. The Illusionists-Live from Broadway is coming to Oklahoma City Sept. 15-17. The show has been on international stages and recently finished a run on Broadway.

College Bound: 4 Tips to Get Ahead & Stay Sane

From picking a university to actually getting in, there are a lot of challenges teens face as they prepare to pursue higher education. We reached out to Terrie Shipley, a local educational planner, to give a few tips to our readers who are navigating this difficult process.

Back-to-School Driving Safety Tips

AAA Oklahoma reports 669,000 students across Oklahoma are expected to head back to the classroom this month. With so many kids out and about, it's important to remind yourself of some road procedures that will keep local kids safe.

Local Boutique Lends a Hand to Foster Families

There's no question back-to-school shopping is expensive. As thousands of Oklahoma City kids are ending their summer by heading to the mall with their parents, one local boutique is helping ease the financial burden of the back-to-school season for a handful of foster parents.

2015 Sales Tax Holiday

Oklahoma is offering a tax free weekend Aug. 7-9 to help families save money on back-to-school expenses.

New Education Resource for OKC Parents

If you have a child at a public school in the metro area, you’re probably familiar with the rating system the Oklahoma State Department of Education uses to assess school performance. Their Report Card method gives A-F grades to campuses based on specific criteria: student performance based on assessment scores and student growth comparing current scores to the prior year.

Special Needs Day Care Celebrates 30 Years

When Pam Newby’s daughter was approaching preschool age, she did what most moms of toddlers do and sought out great preschools in the metro area. In fact, a good preschool meant even more to Pam as her young daughter had battled leukemia and gotten a bit behind developmentally.

MetroFamily's New Parenting Connection

Since 1998, MetroFamily Magazine's mission has been to help Oklahoma City area parents be more successful and have more fun with their families. Technology continues to provide more ways outside our print magazine to do that. We're thrilled to announce we've just opened three Ages & Stages Closed Facebook Groups to help parents of children in specific age ranges connect with other local parents.

AAA Reports Lowest Gas Prices Since 2009

AAA reported this week that Oklahoma is experiencing the lowest gas prices since 2009. This graphic reveals prices in several cities throughout the state, including a statewide price of about $2.42 per gallon. Last summer, the price per gallon was almost an entire dollar more. The cheaper prices mean more summer traveling. Where will you go? Check out some exciting options on our Exploring Oklahoma with Children page.

Mosquito Bite Prevention with Kids

Oklahoma has experienced a very wet spring, leading to an unusually bad season for mosquitos. As you head outdoors this summer, be aware of how to prevent mosquito bites and keep kids safe.
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