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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 Thinking Differently

Thinking Differently: Family Life with Autism is a blog compiled by Oklahoma City parents of children with autism. Check back every other week for a new post to encourage you in your parenting journey.

About Thrive & Dime

Thrive & Dime is a blog for Oklahoma City parents interested in saving money on local family fun.
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Something to look forward to: five intangible gifts perfect for kids beyond the holiday season

Joy doesn't always come in small packages. Our Weekend Warrior shares why she's saying no to more toys this Christmas.

Lessons at Goldfish Swim School: four reasons to come swim this winter

Our Weekend Warrior reports back after a month of swimming lessons.

Four ways to start your holiday season off right this weekend

Family, love, respect, traditions: all that we value can shine through this holiday season.

Artsy Rose Academy: Three reasons to book a craft class before Christmas

Love arts and crafts? Start your holiday season at Artsy Rose!

Mommy and Me classes: Five reasons to try Ginger's Music

Find out why our Weekend Warrior loves Ginger's Music!

Swimming through the winter plus five more reasons why Goldfish Swim School is different

Swimming lessons can be a love or hate experience. Find out what makes Goldfish Swim School a positive place to learn life-saving swim skills. The environment is totally different than the pool you grew up with in the 80s or 90s.
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Thrive & Dime: Cinnamon Ornaments

I love being with friends and extended family, but I also really enjoy the opportunities that this time of year provides for quality time as a family.

Steger, Party of 6: Sunnyside Diner

We gravitate toward the diner/greasy spoon places that offer bottomless cups of coffee, friendly service and big, splittable portions of all our favorite breakfast foods.

Steger, Party of 6: Local Holiday Shopping

Hello, my name is Keely, and I’m a recovering Amazon shopper.

Thrive & Dime: Planning a Holiday Staycation

During all the holiday hubbub that fills our calendars with multiple parties, dinners and gift exchanges, shuffling kids from place to place (to place!) can leave many families exhausted.

Steger, Party of 6: The Wedge

Nine and a half weeks out of ten, you can find me so very, very thankful for BOGO pizza nights at The Wedge.

Thrive & Dime: Gratitude Activities

To me, November is all about enjoying good food and good company and being a little extra thankful.
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Rules, Rewards & Encouragement for a Child With Asperger's

Rules. An Aspie’s blessing and curse.

Explaining Autism to Children

It did not take long before he started asking why he was going to special doctors and therapists while his sister was not. He wanted to know what was wrong. He asked, “Am I going to die?”

Who's Your Hulk?

Who is your Hulk? Is it your child with special needs? Is it a kiddo whose square peg learning will never fit in the round hole?

What's So Odd About Autism?

A sense of hopelessness sets in as one contemplates the social. What’s the point? Why try to be social when experience illuminates your social ineptitude?

Odd Dad's View on Fidget Spinners

Like any parent of a child on the Autism spectrum, searching for anything that will assist your efforts to calm, focus and soothe your child is an obsession.

Matthieu’s First Concert

I loved seeing him swept up in the music. I wish I could have bottled the moment to keep forever.