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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.

About Thrive & Dime

Thrive & Dime is a blog for Oklahoma City parents interested in saving money on local family fun.
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This summer life: four local ways to help kids keep learning, zero textbooks needed

Summer learning can actually be fun and games, though. I haven't pulled out our summer bridge textbooks yet because there are other ways to take it all in this season. Events and experiences are real-life applications that help reinforce what kids have learned in the classroom or spark a new interest.

Father's Day: things to do and places to go

We've done superhero-themed cakes, engraved watches, wallets and the usual summer camp crafts. What I hope, though, is that there's a great memory associated with the day. Objects are easily lost but what's lived can't be taken away. Celebrate Dad this weekend!

So much to do: an OKC weekend

If you're looking for family fun this weekend, there's a full calendar of events.

No guilt, bribes or cajoling: five mom-approved summer activities

Is your summer routine established or are you battling against Netflix in pajamas? Our Weekend Warrior shares five ideas that work at her house.

Memorial Day and family time: three activities to start your summer

It's not too late to make plans for Memorial Day Weekend. Find activities and local events to celebrate with the community.

Summer starts now: six+ local lists you can't live without in OKC

Get summer started right with the best in local resources.
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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.

Thrive & Dime: Winter Snowman Craft

With the holiday festivities behind us sometimes the month of January can be a little dreary. Embrace the cold with this fun craft!
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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.

Special Needs Guide

See our Special Needs Guide.

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.