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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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Saturday's forecast is sunny! Get out and finally enjoy autumn this weekend

Rain, rain, go away! And let us step out for the season's best activities.

Plant what you want to harvest: four ways to spend time and not much money with children this season

One of the most difficult aspects of parenting is making quality experiences happen between all of the daily living that has to take place. This is the time of year where the novelty of the new school year has worn off and we're just trying to make it through the week. It all comes down to time, what we have time for, make time for and where we spend it. Having some good memories to look back on has been a key part of adolescence already with my sixth grader so I want that to be the way things go for his brothers too.

Rainy day ahead? Three ideas for family fun no matter the weather

The forecast doesn't look perfect for outdoor family fun but there's plenty to do inside!

More than just a good time: four events that do good while you have fun this fall

Do good while having a great time this fall!

Free or under $5: find fall fun with your kids

I love fall for reasons beyond sweater weather and apple cider. There's just a little bit more time and some discretionary cash during this season since the requisite school supplies have been purchases and the holiday rush hasn't yet started. Find out what's free or under $5 this season!

Screen-free fun with teens: five unexpected ways your Gen Z kid can connect to community

It can sometimes feel harder than ever to keep t(w)eens engaged. Go old-school and reconnect with your child.
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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.

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.
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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.

Special Needs Guide

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.

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.