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.
Oklahoma is offering a tax free weekend Aug. 7-9 to help families save money on back-to-school expenses.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Here at MetroFamily, we believe every kid should have the opportunity to attend summer camp. For youth with special needs or circumstances, Oklahoma City has several non-profit organizations that help provide summer camp experiences at little or no cost. One of these is Church of the Harvest's Harvest Foster Camp.
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.