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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

Emery Clark is a musical stay-at-home mother to three boys aged 11, 7, and 5. When she's not leading or writing worship music with my husband of 13 years, she's trying to find creative ways to live a beautiful, budgeted life in Oklahoma. She enjoys local thrifting, design and fashion on a budget and writing honest, real snapshots of the day-to-day beauty & struggles of motherhood and beyond.
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Family night: three tips to get one started at your house this week

Pizza, movies, board games: what's your idea of family night? Tell us and we just might share your tips too!

Easter fun in OKC: where to find everyone's favorite bunny + egg hunts

Make memories together this Easter! Find an activity together in and around OKC.

Seeking summer camp in OKC: ready, set, enroll!

Are your kids enrolled for summer camp? Check out our directory with 70+ camps plus two personal recommendations from our Weekend Warrior.

Free admission: Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Family Day and five strategies to make your own scavenger hunt

Art is for everyone. Come see it April 9! Find five ways to get your kids engaged with these suggested activities.

MetroFamily's Kids Fest: Five reasons to have #okcfamilyfun with us

Find out what's happening at next Saturday's event!

The Oklahoma City Zoo: three reasons to go and three tips once you're there

Have you been to the Oklahoma City Zoo recently? Get three reasons to visit + three tips.
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The Well-Tailored Gown of Motherhood

It took me a good long while to reach a place where I could confidently say that having kids was one of the best things that had ever happened to me.

Better Than A Day Spa

What if I told you I got to go somewhere in town and kick my feet up for two hours in a comfy reclining chair while reading, watching TV, being offered blankets, free wi-fi, and movies to watch, while also being brought whatever snack foods or drinks my heart desired?

Preparing for Tornado Season

​It’s storm season here in Oklahoma, and it’s time to have everything prepared for your tornado safety plan!

Bookshelf Arrangement: A Great Spring Spruce-Up!

The sun is out, the blooming things are all blooming, and I don’t know about your place, but my house could use some serious freshening up.

A Better Way to Budget

The freedom that comes from having a clear picture of what is coming in and going out of the bank account is well worth the effort, whatever form that may take for you and your family.

Our Budget Bathroom Makeover

When I need a room to drastically change in my house, I have a go-to solution: very dark paint!
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The Force Within

Believe it or not, each of us has a little bit of the force in us. You may want to deny it, but it’s there.

Marching to the Beat

Just think of what the autism world would like if we put our number focus on the strengths of an individual, instead of focusing mostly on the challenges?

Asperger's? What?

She said, “He’s smart, and the smart ones are hard.”

Thinking Differently: A Holiday Edition

It was hard for me to give up trying to re-create the memories from my own childhood. But as I learned, I realized our best chance for success was to give my son a say in our plans.

I Should Have Seen It Coming

You know those stories you start hearing as you get older? The ones that made your cheeks turn a shade of crimson red that only a parent or significant other could truly appreciate.

Open Letter

So you were concerned that something was “not quite right” with your child, but hesitated to go forward with testing because you didn’t want your child to be “labeled.”