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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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Looking to spring and summer: camp enrollment starts now

Oklahoma City family fun is already starting to amp up for spring and summer. Find camps to enroll in today!

Wonder rediscovered: three areas of Science Museum Oklahoma you might have walked right past but that your kids could love

Children have this incredible ability to notice what adults right walk past and find wonder in it. If you're looking for a fun weekend afternoon or a place to top your Spring Break agenda, go walk around Science Museum Oklahoma. Your children's level of interest just might surprise you.

Okie Kids Playground: Five reasons to plan your next playdate at Edmond's newest indoor venue

What I like about Okie Kids Playground overall is that it addresses some current parenting challenges to make going out with your child or having a playdate a more pleasant experience. Parents know when something is well thought-out and created with kids in mind.

Goldfish Swim School and toddler lessons: a summary + three tips to share

Thinking about starting swimming lessons with your toddler this spring or summer? Find out what advice our Weekend Warrior would share with families.

Enough to share: three ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with children and the community

What I haven't really considered is how children view this date. Valentine's can be so much more than what we receive.

A month of Saturdays: Four ways to learn without feeling like school's in session

Learning doesn't end with the school day. Find four free educational activities happening in OKC over the next month.
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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!

Steger, Party of 6: Empire Slice House/Easy E

If your plans for the new year don't include denying yourself delicious cheese covered carbs, then I've got a good plan for you: massive, delicious pizza from Empire Slice House and their sister shop, Easy E.

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.
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Inclusive OKC: Variety Care at OSU-OKC

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: 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.

Special Needs Guide

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Something for Everyone at the Oklahoma Capitol

A passion for politics, or simply a working knowledge of what is happening in one’s state does not have an age restriction.

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.