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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.

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Thrive & Dime is a blog for Oklahoma City parents interested in saving money on local family fun.
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Fun in the mud: three OKC activities to celebrate Earth Day this weekend

Mud happens. Kids love it. Besides your own backyard, here are three free ways to let your kids find out about Earth Day, mud included, this weekend.

Routines and the lack thereof: three activities to take your family back to basics

Normalcy and a sense of routine are topics on my mind right now. They're lacking at my house and I suspect at many of our classmates' and friends' houses too just now, due in part to the teacher walkout and the fact that we have a newborn.

Spring reading: Three new books to enjoy with your t(w)een

March is National Reading Awareness Month and now is an ideal time to renew your little ones' interest in an old activity with new titles. Rainy afternoons are the perfect chance to curl up with a picture book or novel, even if your child is beyond an age where you think he or she might not want to read with you anymore.

Spring Break? Teacher walkout? Three ways to keep littles learning during time out of school

Spring Break is coming up next week already at most schools and there's also the possibility of a teacher walkout the week after, so I feel the need to make a plan. Whether you have one child or many more than that, you know that having them home all day presents a challenge: what to do and when to do it.

Finding spring joy: four things to look forward to even when days seem gray

Spring's green is the color of hope, after all. Lions and lambs each have their day. March weather definitely takes a turn for the brighter. Here are four things I'm looking forward to this spring with ideas to help your days feel a little sunnier too.

Ready to swim? Go for it at Goldfish Swim School this spring

Thinking about swimming lessons this summer? Get an early start with Goldfish Swim School!
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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.

Steger, Party of 6: Backdoor Barbecue

Six out of six Stegers left dinner with full, happy bellies.

Thrive & Dime: St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt for Kids

Here is a fun little activity to surprise friends or neighbors for St. Patrick’s Day.

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.
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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: 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.

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.