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Ornament Exchange

Ornament Exchange

I know it's not quite Halloween yet, but can we talk a bit about Christmas? We've been participating in an ornament exchange with other homeschoolers all over the world since my son was 4 years old, and since we try to mail them out by Thanksgiving, it's time to get to work!

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About Adventures in Homeschooling

Kami is a mother to two, a wife and a licensed in-home childcare provider. Her children's education has always been a priority, but now she and her husband are making their education a MISSION! Share in the McManus family's adventures as they strap on their educational combat boots and charge the front lines to invade the world of homeschooling!

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Weekend Warrior

What to do and where to go in the OKC metro
Bring art to life for your kids this year

Bring art to life for your kids this year

Spark kids' interest in theater arts with a local musical.
Tanvier Peart

About Weekend Warrior

Tanvier Peart is MetroFamily's Senior Editor and Online Content Editor. Originally from the east coast, she alongside her husband and baby boy have enjoyed making the Oklahoma City area their home—constantly stumbling upon endless opportunities for fun and adventure. She enjoys crafts and decorating, entertaining friends and family at home, outdoor activities, fitness, and relaxing at home. 

 

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Stephanie's Kitchen

Healthy Family Recipes for Picky Kids
New & Improved Roasted Corn Recipe

New & Improved Roasted Corn Recipe

​A couple weeks ago I posted an easy roasted corn method. Easy because you don't have to mess with removing the silk but not the husk. Easy because you smear each ear with the golden goodness of butter and then wrap in foil and let them cook on the grill. I love that method. However, I also love this method. If you really want to feel like you're at the fair and the aroma of roasted corn is a sweet perfume to your nose, then try this.
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About Stephanie's Kitchen

Stephanie Clinton is a SAHM to two boys ages 10 and 4. She loves their hugs and kisses but does not love wiping their snotty noses. Stephanie and her husband have been married for 14 years. In her free time (if there ever is any) she can be found reading, volunteering in her community, cross-stitching, singing, avoiding housework but most of all blogging about her stay-at-home adventures. Visit her at www.hugskissesandsnot.com.

 

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 8 Life Lessons I Learned from My 99-Year-Old Grandmother

8 Life Lessons I Learned from My 99-Year-Old Grandmother

Long before there were “life coaches” and “life strategies,” my grandparents were living life as successfully as human beings can do. Here are some of the “life lessons” I learned from my wonderful grandparents. I could never be like them, but I will spend my whole life trying to be half as good.

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Find Your Inner Cody

Find Your Inner Cody

Have you ever been around a person who always seems to be positive and encouraging?

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The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

It is easy to get discouraged when we try to help others, but never know if we made any difference. I have learned to never discount the incredible power of simple kindness. I can tell you something about the power of kindness and you will see what I mean.

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The Oklahoma Standard

The Oklahoma Standard

Rather than being defined by our worst experiences as a state, whether it be the Oklahoma City bombing, the May 3, 1999 tornado, or the killer twisters of last May, Oklahomans have chosen instead to be known by our response to events that could have brought out our worst.
Keep Pushing Through

Keep Pushing Through

Do you ever wonder how others perceive you as you experience tough times? What would they see if they were really paying attention?

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Life Lessons from Mama Nina

Life Lessons from Mama Nina

I hope you will get the opportunity to spend some time in the company of someone like my Mama Nina. It will steady your soul and remind you of everything good in people.

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Offering Encouragement

Offering Encouragement

As a new week unfolds, we will all have opportunities to offer compassion, encouragement and hope to countless people around us. They may be friends we know well or strangers in line at the convenience store. It is true what has been said: “Be kind to people, because everyone is fighting a hard battle.”

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Zoom Out

Zoom Out

I think of moments like these as “zoom out” moments. When you are intensely focused on some specific struggle in your life, you can switch your focus from the all absorbing emotions of that one situation by choosing to “zoom out” to see the bigger picture of your life.

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