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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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Family, love and other mysteries: a community love letter

Some things just can't be explained. Love is one of them but we know it when we feel it. Even though children may not remember the exact details of events at home or at school, they will remember how those occurrences made them feel. Celebrate with your community today.

Bison, art, free fun and a day out: find four reasons to love the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum with your children

If you haven't been to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum lately, find out why you should plan a day out to enjoy its latest exhibition.

Lyric Theatre's "Curious George and the Golden Meatball:" art, joy and four other reasons your kids should see it with you

Everyone's favorite monkey is at Lyric Theatre through Feb. 17. Find out about the show with these four reasons to take your kids!

America's Incredible Pizza: happy kids and three more reasons to go

Every now and then as a parent, you get to make an announcement you know will spark joy: "We're going to America's Incredible Pizza!" Find three more reasons to visit this newly-revamped venue.

The January slump: three ways to get past it + how to raise a reader from author Julie Falatko

January always feels like an uphill climb after the holidays. Moving everyone forward in their routines, wrangling homework and dinner plans all feel like a chore sometimes. I think everyone's focused on #mariekondo-ing their house and making New Year's resolutions fit or not into daily life. Hot Wheels do not bring me joy but how would we live without them?

MLK in OKC: Events + three education resources

It takes all kinds but also kindness. Celebrate with your community and find out what's new in education here in Oklahoma.
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Thrive & Dime: Valentine Crafts for Kids

This month I have a cute little craft for you inspired by a sweet book that we recently borrowed from the library; "Love Monster" and "The Last Chocolate" by Rachel Bright. It is a fun craft that can easily be used as a valentine for a special someone.

Thrive & Dime: Winter Snow Crafts

The holidays have wrapped up, but winter is here to stay for another couple of months, so around here we are embracing all the cozy elements of the season to get us through to spring.

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.
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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.