Make Your Own Flying Contraptions

Make Your Own Flying Contraptions

If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to spend the afternoon, check out this cool book and try making your own flying contraptions. Here's how...

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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!


Weekend Warrior

What to do and where to go in the OKC metro
Monthly Mini Model Build at Penn Square Mall

Monthly Mini Model Build at Penn Square Mall

Every first Tuesday of the month, Lego stores across the country host the FREE Monthly Mini Model Build and the Lego store in Penn Square Mall is no exception. Ever since my son became interested in Legos, I have wanted to take him to this event. Finally, we got the chance to attend.

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Brooke Barnett

About Weekend Warrior

Brooke Barnett is MetroFamily's Assistant Editor, Online Content Editor and social media manager—and is constantly amazed by the sheer volume of ways for families to have fun in the Oklahoma City metro! A native Oklahoman, she is a work-at-home mom to two awesome kids—daughter Murphy is 6 and son Graham is 3. Alongside husband Jason, Brooke and family are often seen at family events around the metro—enjoying everything from live music to museums to fun playgrounds and more.  


Stephanie's Kitchen

Healthy Family Recipes for Picky Kids
Light Summer Pasta and Balsamic Marinaded Chicken

Light Summer Pasta and Balsamic Marinaded Chicken

I love this recipe because I love pasta but in the summer I'm not really in the mood for a heavy pasta sauce. This easy and light tomato sauce is a nice alternative and, when it is pared with balsamic marinaded chicken, it has a bruschetta quality to it that makes me happy.
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About Stephanie's Kitchen

Stephanie Clinton is a SAHM to two boys ages 7 and 2. She loves their hugs and kisses but does not love wiping their snotty noses. Stephanie and her husband have been married for 11 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.


 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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