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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.

About Inclusive OKC

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

About Thrive & Dime

Thrive & Dime is a blog for Oklahoma City parents interested in saving money on local family fun.
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Four feasible daytrips: local venues to bring STEAM to life this school year

Back-to-school season is complicated. Leave it all behind with a daytrip that doubles as a STEAM-themed #okcfamilyfun adventure!

Summer's last days: two free activities for this weekend plus a quick roadtrip idea

Back-to-school blues? Take a break at Martin Park Nature Center

Is back-to-school season stressing you out? You're not the only one! Find an urban getaway that's actually by the mall.

All about Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Eagle Aviary: Four ways to prepare for a visit

The aviary isn't a zoo, an animal shelter or even an attraction. Its spiritual significance to the Potawatomi Nation is what you feel as a visitor, which is not at all what I anticipated. I felt like we were in the presence of something sacred.

Four reasons why the Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is worth your time this week and three tips for your visit

This event tops my list of free family fun that your kids will learn from before summer is out.

Summer's end: Six ways to get out of the house

My advice for summer harmony is to brave the heat and get out of the house for a few hours. Take some bottled waters, strap on those sandals and plan your next adventure. Here are six free outdoor activities so you can still have a good time before summer's out.
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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.

Thrive & Dime: Donut Fun for June

Here are some fun camping-inspired activities and books just in case the cooler weather has you gearing up for an adventure outside, that may or may not end with you sleeping under the stars.

Thrive & Dime: Spring Chalk Fun

This month’s activity is a perfect way to get outside and use things we already have in fun new ways.

Steger, Party of 6: Backdoor Barbecue

Six out of six Stegers left dinner with full, happy bellies.

Thrive & Dime: St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt for Kids

Here is a fun little activity to surprise friends or neighbors for St. Patrick’s Day.

Thrive & Dime: 11 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Kids

I never got too excited about Valentine’s before having kids, but now I embrace it as a fun opportunity to show some love to my little guys and teach them about loving and serving others.
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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.

Beyond the Basket: Easter celebrations that are more than just egg hunts

Oklahoma City offers tons of Easter events throughout the end of this month and beginning of April that are so much more than just carrying around a basket of treats.

Inclusive OKC: Western Sizzlin in Moore

Inclusive OKC‘s goal is to highlight the businesses that go above and beyond to make sure that everyone’s experience is exceptional.

Inclusive OKC: Sakana Sushi

Johnnie Le, owner of Sakana Sushi in Moore, recently put a spin on things when he used social media to invite customers of all abilities and needs to visit his restaurant.