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Great Games for Family Game Night Fun! January 2012

Great Games for Family Game Night Fun!

Winter is here; ‘tis the season for burrowing indoors and out of the elements, which may or may not include rain, ice, snow, winds and sub-zero wind chills. Before your family succumbs to cabin fever, think about stocking up on some fun games for all ages to enjoy. Lucky for you, we’ve got a list to get you started.

Get Ready! It’s Almost Girl Scout Cookie Time! January 2012

Get Ready! It’s Almost Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and all the other popular Girl Scout cookie varieties will hit the streets Jan. 27 when the Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Sale begins. And this year, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts, a new cookie will join the favorites – Savannah Smiles.

Folic Acid Reduces Risk of Neural Tube Defects in Babies January 2012

Folic Acid Reduces Risk of Neural Tube Defects in Babies

Did you know that if a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects to a baby’s brain and spine?

Bringing Parenting Support to the Workplace January 2012

Bringing Parenting Support to the Workplace

The Oklahoma City County Health Department’s new Productive Parents program is a solution-focused workplace parenting program for adults with child rearing responsibilities in both small and large businesses.

Free 2012 Travel Guide Available for Central Oklahoma January 2012

Free 2012 Travel Guide Available for Central Oklahoma

The free, full-color, 40-page 2012 Central Oklahoma Frontier Country Travel Guide includes information on attractions, dining and lodging – all organized by region and enhanced with regional descriptions of central Oklahoma, colorful photographs and more.

Child Guidance Developmental Screenings at Metro Libraries January 2012

Child Guidance Developmental Screenings at Metro Libraries

The Child Guidance program at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department will offer developmental screenings for children birth to five years old at Metropolitan Library locations in the OKC metro.

Why Should I Consider Bioidentical Hormones? January 2012

Why Should I Consider Bioidentical Hormones?

If you are age 30 to 40, using Bioidentical Hormones to create hormonal balance in your life will help you “have a life”. Your body steals from your hormones to keep you going. You cannot allow those energy tanks to become empty. Whether you are a career woman, wife and/or mother, “crashing” is simply NOT an option. If you are "crashing" on the weekends, hormonal dysfunction could be to blame.

New Mobile App for Local School Districts January 2012

New Mobile App for Local School Districts

For parents in Oklahoma City and Norman Public Schools, a free mobile app is improving communication between the school and parents, providing direct access to student grades, class schedules, school lunch menus and messages directly from individual schools and school districts.

What Do You Have: Cold, Flu or Allergies? January 2012

What Do You Have: Cold, Flu or Allergies?

How many times have you started getting the sniffles or feeling achy and wondered if you might have a cold, the flu or even an allergy? Although all three have similar symptoms, there are distinct differences between them.

Now More Than Ever, Classrooms Need Parents—Teacher Offers Tips for Being the Best Volunteer Ever January 2012

Now More Than Ever, Classrooms Need Parents—Teacher Offers Tips for Being the Best Volunteer Ever

As states continue to slash education budgets, schools respond by trying to squeeze even more out of their beleaguered teachers. What can we do? Project Appleseed, a non-profit public education advocate, is asking parents across the country to lend a hand in their child’s school.

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