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Callie Collins lives and writes in north Oklahoma City. She and her husband have three sons, Sam (9), Isaac (4) and their youngest son Gabriel was born in January 2015. When Callie isn't working, you'll find her reading, exercising or out with her children at a local event.

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Inclusive OKC posts highlighting local restaurants, businesses and attractions that are especially welcoming to families with children with special needs.

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Thrive & Dime is a blog for Oklahoma City parents interested in saving money on local family fun.
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Five things coming up after Easter: plan with me

Staying on your A game this time of year takes some doing and May goes even faster, with graduations and year's end ceremonies. Scrambling at the last minute doesn't work for my household. There's nothing fun about last-minute trips to the store and night-before craft projects and before you know it, you're hot-gluing caterpillar antennae onto clothes pins at 2 a.m. with a mug of cold coffee and your own tears.

One more rainy weekend: four free indoor activities before good weather starts again

Spring is here but this weekend's forecast calls for rain and storms. Tomorrow's rain won't let us be outside again and a lot of activities in our community have already canceled. Find four fun things to do that are free and weather-appropriate.

The big four: where to find Easter events, summer camps, doctor visits you need and swimming lessons this spring in Oklahoma City

The weeks after Spring Break are a downhill slide into summer. Find Easter fun, summer camps, all the best in local services and swimming lessons!

Kids Fest is next Saturday, April 6! Three reasons to attend + four reasons to pre-register

Find out about prizes and everything happening at this year's event!

Spring is here: Baby turns 1 and we're headed out to festivals + six board books we love

Our Weekend Warrior's baby is turning 1 and they're headed out to two spring events this weekend. Find out what's up and which six books will help celebrate the big day.

Spring Break at museums near you: three totally free places to take kids + Flat Stanley

Spring Break fun that's totally fun is on our March calendar! We're giving Flat Stanley a tour of Oklahoma City.
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Thrive & Dime: Valentine Crafts for Kids

This month I have a cute little craft for you inspired by a sweet book that we recently borrowed from the library; "Love Monster" and "The Last Chocolate" by Rachel Bright. It is a fun craft that can easily be used as a valentine for a special someone.

Thrive & Dime: Winter Snow Crafts

The holidays have wrapped up, but winter is here to stay for another couple of months, so around here we are embracing all the cozy elements of the season to get us through to spring.

Thrive & Dime: Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Every year when November rolls around my mind turns to Thanksgiving. I always enjoy the time leading up to the big feast and work hard to try to focus on all the blessings in my life

Thrive & Dime: Candy Corn Man

My 3-year-old dubbed him “candy corn man” and thought he was the gingerbread man of Halloween. We even took him along with us to the park.

Thrive & Dime: Mini Pumpkins

This month’s craft is inspired by my love of the pumpkin patch. I mean, who doesn’t want to make their own mini pumpkin patch?

Thrive & Dime: Popsicle Craft

This time of year these frozen treats are our go to cool off in the afternoon or evening, so I thought it was only fitting to make a craft inspired by them.
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SPONSORED: Weighted Animals Bring Comfort to Children with Anxiety

New weighted Manimo plush animals provide comfort and a deep therapeutic effect for children with ADD, ADHD, anxiety and more.

Rainbow Fleet Offers Free Developmental Screenings

Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Referral offers parents an opportunity to take action this April as part of National Autism Awareness Month.

Sensory-Friendly Fun With the OKC Thunder

Even if your family is the biggest Thunder fan on the block, catching the game at home has historically been the only good option for kids with sensory sensitivities.

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See our Special Needs Guide.

Inclusive OKC: Oklahoma City Zoo

The OKC Zoo is now only one of 12 zoos and aquariums certified “sensory inclusive” in the nation.

Equal Play: 5 OKC Playgrounds for All Abilities

Thankfully, more and more metro parks are making upgrades and adjustments to make them more inclusive to kids with disabilities.