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Meet our 2016 Cover Kids!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our latest Cover Kid Search! This annual contest is a reminder that MetroFamily certainly has the most adorable readers around. We had more than 800 entries and it was an incredibly difficult decision to narrow down a handful of winners. Many thanks to everyone who submitted photos for our Cover Kid Search.

3 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Winning 12 Days of December Giveaway

Follow these rules to boost your chances of winning big this Christmas in MetroFamily's 12 Days of December Giveaways!

10 Strong: Local Moms Help Kids Battling Cancer

It’s Wednesday night at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. If you’re a mom of one of the patients on the floor, you might not even realize what day it is if not for the women walking around in paper hats taking ice cream sundae orders.

Youth Leadership Oklahoma Accepting Applications

Looking for a unique opportunity for your teens? Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is accepting applications for its Youth Leadership Oklahoma class.

Public-Private Partnership Supporting Foster Teens

Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials recently announced a partnership between public and private agencies to help support older kids as they age out of foster care.

OKC Kids Giving Back

We love providing volunteer opportunities to Oklahoma City metro families because we know how much children and their parents benefit from giving back to their community. Here are two incredible local kids who have gone above and beyond in sharing their time and talents with others.

4 Tips for Treating Common School Illnesses

School's back in session and as teachers and students get back into fall routines, it's likely your kid will come home sick at some point. Dr. Brittany Daniels, a St. Anthony pediatrician, reports it's definitely the time of year for children to come down with illnesses. The most common things Daniels sees kids catch at school are stomach bugs and strep throat.

Shepard's Watch Changing SIDS Awareness

October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. To many families, that might not mean much. To Ali Dodd, it's an opportunity for her to get a few more people thinking about unsafe sleep. In April, Ali's son died a preventable death at a local in-home day care. He was unbuckled in his car seat and his sleeping position caused his airway to be blocked and he suffocated.

Comedy Show Just for Parents in OKC

Oklahoma City dad Ben Flint knows two things well: parenting and comedy. He combines the best of both in his upcoming comedy show, Sick and Tired: Stand-up Comedy by Parents for Parents. The goal of the event is to provide an affordable date night that’s truly worth the babysitter’s fare.

Outstanding Local Girls

We swell with pride when we hear about local kids being good citizens and meeting the needs of others in the community. The Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma recently recognized seven local girls with Gold Awards, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. These girls were awarded for their outstanding community achievements. Read about their work below.
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