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MetroFamily Magazine

Where OKC parents find fun & resources

Get the Most from MetroFamily

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Our primary goal at MetroFamily is to make life easier for local parents. We strive to provide connection through community and to offer the most relevant, reliable information to have fun as a family, as well as the services, information and inspiration for you to best parent your children. We know parents have varied preferences when it comes to receiving and seeking information, so we work to meet those needs across many platforms. Join us in the ways that best suit you!

Magazine

For more than 20 years, our award-winning magazine has been the staple for parents to find local family fun, places to travel and parenting resources. Inside the pages, you’ll find reporting on timely parenting topics, tips on family mental wellness, inspiring stories about local parents and much more. Find a full list of public places to pick up the magazine near you at metrofamilymagazine.com/find-a-copy, plus read our latest digital editions in an easy-to-read-and-connect format at metrofamilymagazine.com/all-digital-issue.

You can also check out our digital editions in an easy-to-read online format or flip through our pages using the platform Issu.

“I remember visiting a restaurant when we first moved to OKC and on a little magazine stand by the entrance was a copy of MetroFamily magazine. I picked it up to see what it was and was blown away! First of all, I couldn’t believe it was free, as it was so full of such great information for parents here in OKC! It became an immediate favorite resource for my family! I would never have been able to find all of those resources on my own, even if I had years to search! For the last 3 years, MetroFamily Magazine, both in print and online, has been my family’s go to for all things OKC for families. From the community events on the calendar to the service advertisements at the back, it keeps us engaged in our wonderful community. You will always find me picking up a copy any time a new one is released. I’m so thankful that I found MetroFamily Magazine!”  -Jenny Scott, local mom and avid reader

Website

Rely on our award-winning website to keep you up to speed about all that is happening in the metro area. Popular sections include:

  • Our seasonal lists – Find lists of frugal family fun ideas, festivals, school break camps, ways to find fun indoors, places to get wet when it’s hot and so much more!
  • Resources – From picking a birthing center to finding the right tutor and selecting after-school activities to parent-vetted medical professionals, we’ve got you covered. Check out directory listings and resources at metrofamilymagazine.com/family-resources.
  • Contests – Weekend trips, event tickets and packages of products and services are some of the great prizes we offer. Enter often!
  • Coupons and other ways to save – Find coupons from our advertising partners, plus lists of local restaurant discounts and free family events and attractions.
  • Calendar – Check out our online calendar for a full list of family-friendly events in the metro.
  • Volunteer list – Looking for ways to give back as a family? Check out our popular guide at metrofamilymagazine.com/volunteer.

Looking for all the latest articles from us? Head to#okcfamilynews on our site’s top navigation bar.

Hashtag Parenting

Connect with other local moms and dads through MetroFamily’s blog, featuring the voices of local parents who will make you laugh, cry and feel affirmed. Topics span tips on fun things to do as well as parenting
hacks, hilarious authenticity and sobering revelations from a variety of metro parents. Follow along at metrofamilymagazine.com/category/hashtag-parenting.

E-newsletters

Subscribe to our e-newsletters to get the Top Picks and Weekend Picks e-newsletters sent to you each Tuesday and Thursday plus other offers from our advertising partners.

Raising OKC Kids

raising okc kids, metrofamily video seriesOur podcast features conversations with local experts and parents, helping families connect, learn from each other and grow community. Visit metrofamilymagazine. com/raising-okc-kids for chats on topics like family
mental health, tips from metro medical professionals, dialogue with city and state officials on topics that concern you and the latest in local family news, or download wherever you get your podcasts.

Social Media

Follow and interact with us and other readers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we’re serving up everything from daily doses of parenting humor, at-home family activities, seasonal lists of statewide adventures
and community with local parents.

MetroFamily Insiders

Parents need support and convenience now more than ever. That’s why we launched MetroFamily Insiders! Become a member to receive our magazines delivered straight to your door, plus get early bird tickets to events like Cover Kids and Kids Fest, special discounts and other insider-only deals! A subscription is also a fabulous gift idea for a parent or grandparent in your life. Join today at metrofamilymagazine.com/insider.

App

Yes, MetroFamily has a FREE app for either Apple or Android devices. Download it today to have easy access to all our best web content. Your favorite pages are one click away! Learn more at www.metrofamilymagazine.com/app.

Events

Mark your calendars because Kids Fest is back! On July 24, Kids Fest will be happening across the community in the form of a special adventure tour of many of OKC’s top family fun attractions. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., begin your day of fun by visiting one
of several “starting point” locations across the metro to pick up your Kids Fest Adventure Map and swag bag and enjoy FREE family fun activities such as art projects, bounce houses and petting zoos! Then choose to visit any number of participating attractions on
your map to enjoy more family fun, receive special discounts and participate in great giveaways. Pre-register for this free event and you’ll also be entered for a chance to WIN a family fun getaway to the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas! Visit metrofamilymagazine.com/kids-fest for more info!

Our virtual Cover Kids Search gives local kids a chance to star on our magazine cover! Enter photos of kids ages 2 through 12 and/or sibling groups beginning in August. All entries will receive a virtual swag bag with coupons and activities. Visit metrofamilymagazine.com/coverkidssearch for more information.

Geekapalooza: A STEAM Festival for Kids encourages kids to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through a variety of hands-on activities. This year’s event will be held March in conjunction with Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma at their new STEAM-focused facility, Camp Trivera. The day will include kid-friendly workshops about subjects like robotics, coding and geosciences taught by market leaders, live music, food trucks and our popular annual “Geek” costume contest. Learn more at metrofamilymagazine.com/geekapalooza.

Bump, Baby & More connects parents of young kids and parents-to-be with local service providers, expert healthcare professionals, metro vendors and shopping and informative workshops. The 2022 event will be announced at metrofamilymagazine.com/bump-baby-more-expo.

No matter how (or how many ways) you get your information from MetroFamily, we hope the information we provide serves to delight, inform and affirm your family life. Let us know how we’re doing and how we can better serve you by emailing tips@metrofamilymagazine.com.

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