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Strong Together—Final Thoughts None 

Strong Together—Final Thoughts

The Strong Together bloggers share their final thoughts are having successfully completed the Redbud Classic 5K.

Strong Together—Week 8 None 

Strong Together—Week 8

Week 8 of MetroFamily's Strong Together Training Program has our bloggers discussing how they plan to continue their healthy lifestyle after the Redbud Classic.

February 2015

How to Make Your Family Emergency Plan

Winter weather is here now and tornado season is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to think about weather emergencies and preparedness. The Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension is sharing some tips to help Oklahoma residents be prepared for anything.

February 2015

OSDH Encourages Vaccinating for Measles

Measles has been in the news a lot lately, and although Oklahoma has no reported cases in 2015 the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is urging all Oklahomans to get vaccinated.

New Census Bureau Stats Reveal Family Insights February 2015

New Census Bureau Stats Reveal Family Insights

The U.S. Census Bureau's annual Families and Living Arrangements report was released this week, revealing interesting new characteristics of the modern American household. The statistics revealed in the report come from the 2014 Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, which has collected statistics for more than 60 years. The information collected delves into details about how young children are cared for in the home, the marital status of householders and even information about grandparents as primary caregivers.

Valentine's Day Events in OKC February 2015

Valentine's Day Events in OKC

Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love this February. All month long, the metro area comes alive with daddy-daughter dances, special date nights for couples and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine's Day in the OKC metro this month with one of these fabulous events.

January 2015

3 Things Parents Should Know about the Flu This Season

​The flu is now considered widespread in 43 states and hospitalization rates for the illness are climbing according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children are especially at risk in Oklahoma, where the CDC reports influenza is "widespread" as of the last week of 2014.

January 2015

The Power of Oklahoma A+ Schools

​When Jean Hendrickson discovered A+ Schools back in 2001, her eyes were opened to a new kind of framework she knew could dramatically change the state of education in Oklahoma.

Tips for Preventing House Fires January 2015

Tips for Preventing House Fires

Cold weather has arrived in Oklahoma City, which is a great time to review fire safety tips. The American Red Cross reports they respond to about 170 home fires a day in the U.S. That's one fire every eight seconds! They provide these tips to prevent home fires:

National Diabetes Awareness Month December 2014

National Diabetes Awareness Month

In many ways, Kelly Caven is like every other mom. She wakes up in the middle of the night with her toddler son, packs a diaper bag before she leaves the house to be ready for anything and never stops thinking about his health and well-being. But for Kelly, these steps could save her son's life.

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