Educational Fun at the Norman Music Festival

Educational Fun at the Norman Music Festival

The OKC metro is full of fun events this spring and this week, I'd like to share with you about the Norman Music Festival! We decided to check it out and I am so glad we did. My kids have talked about it all year!
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About Adventures in Homeschooling

Kami is a mother to two, a wife and a licensed in-home childcare provider. Her children's education has always been a priority, but now she and her husband are making their education a MISSION! Share in the McManus family's adventures as they strap on their educational combat boots and charge the front lines to invade the world of homeschooling!


Weekend Warrior

What to do and where to go in the OKC metro
Monthly Mini Model Build at Penn Square Mall

Monthly Mini Model Build at Penn Square Mall

Every first Tuesday of the month, Lego stores across the country host the FREE Monthly Mini Model Build and the Lego store in Penn Square Mall is no exception. Ever since my son became interested in Legos, I have wanted to take him to this event. Finally, we got the chance to attend.

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Brooke Barnett

About Weekend Warrior

Brooke Barnett is MetroFamily's Assistant Editor, Online Content Editor and social media manager—and is constantly amazed by the sheer volume of ways for families to have fun in the Oklahoma City metro! A native Oklahoman, she is a work-at-home mom to two awesome kids—daughter Murphy is 6 and son Graham is 3. Alongside husband Jason, Brooke and family are often seen at family events around the metro—enjoying everything from live music to museums to fun playgrounds and more.  


Stephanie's Kitchen

Healthy Family Recipes for Picky Kids
Veggie and Chicken Stir Fry

Veggie and Chicken Stir Fry

I did my weekly shopping with a renewed commitment to eat more veggies and less carbs. I knew I wanted to make veggie and chicken stir fry, so my first stop was the produce department.
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About Stephanie's Kitchen

Stephanie Clinton is a SAHM to two boys ages 7 and 2. She loves their hugs and kisses but does not love wiping their snotty noses. Stephanie and her husband have been married for 11 years. In her free time (if there ever is any) she can be found reading, volunteering in her community, cross-stitching, singing, avoiding housework but most of all blogging about her stay-at-home adventures. Visit her at www.hugskissesandsnot.com.


Life Lessons from Mama Nina

Life Lessons from Mama Nina

I hope you will get the opportunity to spend some time in the company of someone like my Mama Nina. It will steady your soul and remind you of everything good in people.

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Offering Encouragement

Offering Encouragement

As a new week unfolds, we will all have opportunities to offer compassion, encouragement and hope to countless people around us. They may be friends we know well or strangers in line at the convenience store. It is true what has been said: “Be kind to people, because everyone is fighting a hard battle.”

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Zoom Out

Zoom Out

I think of moments like these as “zoom out” moments. When you are intensely focused on some specific struggle in your life, you can switch your focus from the all absorbing emotions of that one situation by choosing to “zoom out” to see the bigger picture of your life.

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Encouragement

Encouragement

In a world of, “your call is very important to us, so please continue to hold,” how much would it mean to you to get an email, a note, a call from someone just to encourage you?
Passion, Patience, Persistence

Passion, Patience, Persistence

It is easy to be overwhelmed when we are trying to effect change, but I believe we can learn a lot from these bold individuals who live the value of those three words. Perhaps in your own life you will find ways to accomplish great things against seemingly insurmountable odds by bringing your passion, patience and perseverance to the task.
Keep Skating

Keep Skating

What do you do when you have a disappointment? Do you give yourself permission to blow it even worse? Or can you be challenged by the mental toughness of Olympic athletes who, under the hot glare of the world’s spotlight, get back up, refocus, and continue to give their very best effort?
Decide, Commit, Succeed

Decide, Commit, Succeed

None of us is perfect and anytime we set a new goal, it is normal to expect both great triumphs and setbacks. The question is, what will you do when reaching your goal seems harder than you first thought?

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Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

There is a lot of value in the struggles of life. It sounds corny, but it’s true. Sometimes as a counselor I ask people how they made it through such a difficult experience, only to hear those words—“I just kept going.” There’s not a magic formula.

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