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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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Make Christmas more about experiences than things: three free ways to keep up your holiday cheer

A gift for everyone: six titles for your winter weekend

When the weather outside is frightening, settle in for a good read. Here are six books for kids of all ages.

December in and around OKC: Four local ways to get in the spirit this holiday season and three of them are totally free

Time for a party: Three reasons to visit Main Event this Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving: Take care of yourself this holiday break

Chill this Thanksgiving. Make it the happiest ever because you're happy.

Factory Obscura's BEYOND: Five reasons to take your kids this Thanksgiving Break

There's so much beyond our daily reality to see at Factory Obscura's latest installation. Find five reasons here why you should take your kids over Thanksgiving Break!
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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.

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.
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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.