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Listen to Your Mother Coming to OKC!

A national series of live readings that celebrates Mother’s Day and benefits local communities, Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) first began in 2010 under the direction of Ann Imig, who was inspired by the stories of bloggers at the BlogHer conference in 2009. From that first 2010 show in Madison, Wisconsin, LTYM in 2013 will be held in 24 cities across the country this spring, including Oklahoma City.

Explore the OKC Boathouse District’s New Youth Zone

The OKC Boathouse District recently unveiled its new Youth Zone, designed to inspire physical activity and improve health and wellness.

When Compliments Backfire: How to Give the Right Compliments to Kids

“You are so good at that!” you announce to the child, firmly believing that this warm praise is going to boost the child’s self-esteem and increase performance. But in study after study, and book after book, the widely accepted consensus is that complimenting your kids can cause lifelong problems and actually decrease performance, especially if you are dishing out the wrong type of compliments.

Pardon Our Error—The Goddard School Summer Camp

Pardon our error...On p. 42 of our April issue, we accidentally omitted the camp dates in the Summer Camp listing for The Goddard School on 6001 W. Covell Road in Edmond.

Advice to Help Children Prepare for Standardized Tests

In April, many Oklahoma children take a series of educational tests to determine how well they are learning the material taught in the classroom. Throughout the month, school-age children may take one or more Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT), and it’s important for parents to take an active role in helping their children prepare.

Smoothie Fundraiser to Benefit Edmond Schools

On Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am-9:00pm, 50 percent of all smoothie sales at Juiceblendz Café (1200 W Covell, Edmond) will be donated back to specific school sites within the Edmond Public School district.

Your Child and Brain Injuries

From playground accidents to teen car crashes, the fear of a child getting a brain injury is one every parent deals with. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, when families and volunteers work together to educate and promote awareness about the 1.7 million brain injuries that occur each year. Here are some quick facts on brain injuries, how to spot them, and what to do about them.

Woman by the Side of the Road

“The Woman by the Side of the Road,” is the latest offering by Oklahoma City author, Dorian Leigh Quillen. The book will be a collection of true, compelling stories of unexpected encounters with strangers who appeared at just the right time to offer hope and encouragement in a dark moment. Quillen is seeking stories that will uplift and encourage readers.

Peep! Chirp! Quack! Health Officials Warn Parents of Salmonella Risk from Baby Poultry

Easter and the spring season is the time of year when baby poultry, including chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys are given as gifts or put on display in stores for children to touch and hold. Unfortunately, these popular springtime pets often carry Salmonella, a bacteria that causes diarrheal illness. To avoid the risk of illness, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) urges Oklahomans to use caution in handling baby poultry.

Participate in the “Celebration of Smiles” project and help children around the world!

Don’t miss the opportunity to get your child’s portrait made by an award-winning photographer while supporting a great cause.
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