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MetroFamily Magazine

MetroFamily Magazine Central Oklahoma's go-to resource for parenting resources and all things #okcfamilyfun. Find our popular events calendar, contests, weekly podcast Raising OKC Kids and more at metrofamilymagazine.com.

At MetroFamily, we promise to always help carry the challenges and joys of parenting and grandparenting: we will cheer you on through the brightest days, we will support you through the darkest nights and we will give you inspiration for creativity and adventure for in-between times. Our deepest desire is to support family relationships -- to help families grow and thrive. We believe that the Okla

At MetroFamily, we promise to always help carry the challenges and joys of parenting and grandparenting: we will cheer you on through the brightest days, we will support you through the darkest nights and we will give you inspiration for creativity and adventure for in-between times. Our deepest desire is to support family relationships -- to help families grow and thrive. We believe that the Okla

The three drugs most likely to be abused by kids in Oklahoma have remained consistent for many years: alcohol, ma*****na...
10/05/2022

The three drugs most likely to be abused by kids in Oklahoma have remained consistent for many years: alcohol, ma*****na and to***co. Get tips from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on talking to kids of any age about the realities of substance use here: https://bit.ly/3QoszFk

What's top for toddlers this month? Go trick-or-treating, enjoy a fall carnival and take advantage of photos opps at a p...
10/05/2022

What's top for toddlers this month? Go trick-or-treating, enjoy a fall carnival and take advantage of photos opps at a pumpkin patch for a good cause. check out our top 5 recs for littles ones in the metro in October here: http://bit.ly/2NzWcWH
๐Ÿ“ท Storybook Forest, Arcadia Lake

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Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Referral City of Edmond Parks and Recreation, Government

This is how much we ๐Ÿ’™ ALL the entries we've received for our Cover Kids Search, so we need YOU to help us decide who wil...
10/05/2022

This is how much we ๐Ÿ’™ ALL the entries we've received for our Cover Kids Search, so we need YOU to help us decide who will star on our covers in 2023. Vote once per day in each category through Oct. 8: http://bit.ly/coverkidssearch.
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Cover Kids is generously sponsored by Dental Depot.

Pockets are always reasonable!@cerealonfloor
10/05/2022

Pockets are always reasonable!
@cerealonfloor

Organizations around the metro are planning special events and opportunities to commemorate Indigenous People's Day on M...
10/04/2022

Organizations around the metro are planning special events and opportunities to commemorate Indigenous People's Day on Monday and Native Heritage Month in November. Find 7 ways to celebrate here: https://bit.ly/3FiOpou
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Looking for pumpkins? ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŽƒ Check out our list of metro pumpkin patches and farm fun here: http://bit.ly/2lWChFuOur Pumpkin...
10/04/2022

Looking for pumpkins? ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŽƒ Check out our list of metro pumpkin patches and farm fun here: http://bit.ly/2lWChFu

Our Pumpkin Patch & Farm Fun list is generously sponsored by Rustic Roots

๐Ÿ“ธ Wings Fall Festival

The weather is cooling down and outdoor adventure is calling! Listen in as we chat with Skylar St. Yves at the Oklahoma ...
10/04/2022

The weather is cooling down and outdoor adventure is calling! Listen in as we chat with Skylar St. Yves at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) about how we can enjoy outdoor activities as a family.

Learn how being outside helps reduce anxiety, provides opportunities for family bonding and much more. https://bit.ly/3CdsDDp

A new month means a new list of the best FREE family fun in OKC! This month, catch an outdoor movie, enjoy fall festival...
10/04/2022

A new month means a new list of the best FREE family fun in OKC! This month, catch an outdoor movie, enjoy fall festivals, take the kids trick-or-treating, plus much more ... all for FREE! Get our top 10 recs for free family fun in October here: http://bit.ly/311ADBR
๐Ÿ“ท Paseo Arts District

This list is generously sponsored by Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Edmond Parks VIBES Edmond's First Thursdays Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Red Earth Bricktown, Oklahoma City National Weather Festival Chisholm Creek Nichols Hills United Methodist Church First Americans Museum

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10/04/2022

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Kidversations

We've cooked up a great reason to don those Halloween costumes! Upload pics of your child or entire crew for a chance to...
10/03/2022

We've cooked up a great reason to don those Halloween costumes! Upload pics of your child or entire crew for a chance to WIN our Halloween Costume Contest and some fa-BOO-lous prizes, including a two-night stay at the Ga***rd Texan, membership to Myriad Botanical Gardens and pavilion rental at Arcadia Lake. Enter through Oct. 31 here: http://bit.ly/Win_OKC

Ga***rd Texan Hotel
Myriad Botanical Gardens

It's fall, y'all! Grab a copy of our September/October issue to plan autumn adventures around the state: https://bit.ly/...
10/03/2022

It's fall, y'all! Grab a copy of our September/October issue to plan autumn adventures around the state: https://bit.ly/2UUnLvR ๐Ÿ“ท Foto Arts Photography
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Are you looking ahead to Halloween? ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป We've collected the best in metro events and at-home activities to get your famil...
10/03/2022

Are you looking ahead to Halloween? ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป We've collected the best in metro events and at-home activities to get your family Halloween ready! Find movie ideas, a Halloween scavenger hunt, the best decorated neighborhoods, trick-or-treat events and much more in our Halloween Guide: https://bit.ly/36XUp7x

We've kicked off the voting round for our 2023 Cover Kids Search! Help us choose who will star on our covers in the comi...
10/03/2022

We've kicked off the voting round for our 2023 Cover Kids Search! Help us choose who will star on our covers in the coming year. Vote once per day in each category through Oct. 8: http://bit.ly/coverkidssearch.
๐Ÿ“ธ Foto Arts Photography .
Cover Kids is sponsored by Dental Depot

Who needs cardio?!@lmemeit
10/03/2022

Who needs cardio?!
@lmemeit

Calling all Geeks!! We can't wait to see you at our Geekapalooza STEAM Festival! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿค– Join us Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a....
10/02/2022

Calling all Geeks!! We can't wait to see you at our Geekapalooza STEAM Festival! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿค– Join us Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Trivera, the STEAM-focused urban camp of our partnerGirl Scouts Western Oklahoma. Enjoy a full day of kid-friendly activities on subjects like robotics, coding and geosciences, plus live music, food trucks, great prizes and a Geek photo contest.

Geekapalooza is sponsored by Boeing Company.

Tickets are $8 for kids and $5 for adults when purchased in advance: http://bit.ly/2WMcLni

"We really enjoyed Haunt the Zoo last year and are making plans to go again this year."Like the Still family, does your ...
10/02/2022

"We really enjoyed Haunt the Zoo last year and are making plans to go again this year."

Like the Still family, does your family have a favorite fall tradition? Get details on Haunt the Zoo, opening next weekend, plus all the other fall fun happening in the metro this month here: http://bit.ly/MFMFallFun

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Opt outdoors on a family hike! ๐Ÿ‚ Get ๐Ÿ”Ÿ tips for hiking with kids + our top recommendations on local spots to enjoy the g...
10/02/2022

Opt outdoors on a family hike! ๐Ÿ‚ Get ๐Ÿ”Ÿ tips for hiking with kids + our top recommendations on local spots to enjoy the great outdoors here: http://bit.ly/2krFw7x

Sounds like heaven. ๐Ÿ˜‡Mommeh Dearest
10/02/2022

Sounds like heaven. ๐Ÿ˜‡
Mommeh Dearest

Looking for Fall Break camps to keep kids learning and having fun? Or planning local family fun while the kids are out o...
10/01/2022

Looking for Fall Break camps to keep kids learning and having fun? Or planning local family fun while the kids are out of school? We can help! Check out Fall Break camps, classes and family activities here: http://bit.ly/2mtggPb

๐Ÿ“ธ National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

๐ŸŒŸ It's time to VOTE on which kids you'd like to see star on our covers in 2023! Choose your favorite Cover Kid hopefuls:...
10/01/2022

๐ŸŒŸ It's time to VOTE on which kids you'd like to see star on our covers in 2023! Choose your favorite Cover Kid hopefuls: http://bit.ly/coverkidssearch. You can vote once per day in each category through Oct. 8.

Cover Kids is generously sponsored by Dental Depot.

๐Ÿ“ธ Foto Arts Photography

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10/01/2022

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Do you have a child who loves theater, music and the performing arts? Our #weekendwarrior Emiley Bainbridge shares her r...
09/30/2022

Do you have a child who loves theater, music and the performing arts? Our #weekendwarrior Emiley Bainbridge shares her recent experience being mesmerized by the production of "The Tortoise and the Hare: The Next Gen" at the world-class McKnight Center for the Performing Arts in Stillwater. Find out why your family needs to visit and upcoming shows to put on your family fun list: https://bit.ly/3ShKWg6

๐Ÿ‚ W E E K E N D  P I C K S ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿš’ Dolese Rock the Block touch-a-truck event๐Ÿ‘‘ Enchanted Garden Tea Party at Will Rogers Garde...
09/30/2022

๐Ÿ‚ W E E K E N D P I C K S ๐Ÿ‚
๐Ÿš’ Dolese Rock the Block touch-a-truck event
๐Ÿ‘‘ Enchanted Garden Tea Party at Will Rogers Gardens
๐ŸŽƒ Opening Weekend of Wings Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
๐ŸŽฌ FREE Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Departmentโ€™s Fall Film Series presents School of Rock at Bicentennial Park
โœˆ๏ธ FREE OU Westheimer Aviation Festival in Norman
๐ŸŽ‰ FREE Fiestas de las Americas in Historic Capitol Hill

Find all our #weekendpicks here: http://bit.ly/2EX5pTJ

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09/30/2022

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Real Life Mommy

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 15. Check out 5 opportunities in the metro that highlight and ce...
09/29/2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 15. Check out 5 opportunities in the metro that highlight and celebrate the diverse histories, cultures and contributions of Latinx people: https://bit.ly/3kmxGWg

Make plans now to vote on Nov. 8! Access links to check your registration status (the last day to register to vote is Oc...
09/29/2022

Make plans now to vote on Nov. 8! Access links to check your registration status (the last day to register to vote is Oct. 14), locate your polling place, learn about the candidates and find helpful resources to talk with kids about elections here: https://bit.ly/3BK9sQ8

LAST CHANCE to enter our 2023 Cover Kids Search! We're looking for kids ages 2 to 12 with big smiles and bright personal...
09/29/2022

LAST CHANCE to enter our 2023 Cover Kids Search! We're looking for kids ages 2 to 12 with big smiles and bright personalities to enter for a chance to star on our cover in 2023. Entries must be received by Sept. 30 here: http://bit.ly/coverkidssearch.

๐Ÿ“ท Foto Arts Photography

Be watching for the Cover Kids voting round when YOU will get to choose the finalists in each age category!

Cover Kids is sponsored by Dental Depot

Did you know babies require up to 12 diapers per day, which adds up to 11,000 diapers throughout childhood?!? A shocking...
09/29/2022

Did you know babies require up to 12 diapers per day, which adds up to 11,000 diapers throughout childhood?!? A shocking 1 in 3 families in the U.S. cannot afford diapers. This week is National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which shines a light on the challenges caregivers face when affording necessities such as diapers. Learn more about metro organizations that provide free diapers, and how you can help: https://bit.ly/3dPZLYh

It's truly astounding!@satiricalmommy
09/29/2022

It's truly astounding!
@satiricalmommy

A long weekend at Beavers Bend State Park in southeastern Oklahoma offers recreational activities, scenic drives and wil...
09/28/2022

A long weekend at Beavers Bend State Park in southeastern Oklahoma offers recreational activities, scenic drives and wildlife experiences. Check out all the outdoor fun to be had in this picturesque destination, perfect for fall family fun: https://bit.ly/2JA3NBa

"Our family really enjoys Oklahoma City in the fall! We love going to the Wings pumpkin patch, which is a great experien...
09/28/2022

"Our family really enjoys Oklahoma City in the fall! We love going to the Wings pumpkin patch, which is a great experience while also supporting the special needs community."

Like the Gay family, do your kids love a trip to the pumpkin patch? Check out all the metro area patches here: http://bit.ly/2lWChFu

Our Pumpkin Patch & Farm Fun list is generously sponsored by Rustic Roots

It's WILD!@thatsnotmustard
09/28/2022

It's WILD!
@thatsnotmustard

Fall Break is just around the corner! Check out our comprehensive guide of metro camps, classes and activities to keep k...
09/27/2022

Fall Break is just around the corner! Check out our comprehensive guide of metro camps, classes and activities to keep kids learning and having fun: http://bit.ly/2mtggPb
๐Ÿ“ท Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Ga***rd-Pickens Museum

Applications for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Ga***rd-Pickens Museum scholarship are open for high school seniors! T...
09/27/2022

Applications for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Ga***rd-Pickens Museum scholarship are open for high school seniors! The $6,000 scholarship, which is distributed over a four-year period, is based on the studentโ€™s leadership roles, civic/community involvement, academic achievement and knowledge and pride of our great state. Applications are due Oct. 7: https://bit.ly/3dGUpic

Internationally acclaimed reading specialist, educational therapist and author Dr. Vicki Waller joins us to talk about i...
09/27/2022

Internationally acclaimed reading specialist, educational therapist and author Dr. Vicki Waller joins us to talk about identifying learning differences and motivating all kids to love learning.

Dr. Waller outlines key points in helping to reengage kids in learning, including shifting your mindset as a parent first, and also how to find an advocate to lean on. She keys us in on the step-by-step process outlined in her new book, Yes! Your Child Can: Creating Success for Children with Learning Differences: https://bit.ly/3BX50xB

Faster than the speed of sound! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ@crookedroads770
09/27/2022

Faster than the speed of sound! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ
@crookedroads770

The crisp air, smell of pumpkin spice and peeks of autumn colors have us ready to infuse our family calendar with all th...
09/26/2022

The crisp air, smell of pumpkin spice and peeks of autumn colors have us ready to infuse our family calendar with all the fall fun. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚ Check out these autumn adventures from our advertisers: http://bit.ly/2mjDcQX.
๐Ÿ“ท Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Ga***rd-Pickens Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is the first museum in Oklahoma to earn the Certified Autism Centerโ„ข (CAC)...
09/26/2022

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is the first museum in Oklahoma to earn the Certified Autism Centerโ„ข (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC is awarded to organizations that complete training and certification to better understand and assist individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities and their families during their museum visit. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3Lyciw0

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    We are thrilled to announce that we surpassed our goal and raised $62,390 at this year's Viva Las Sisu! We are so grateful to everyone who came out in their Vegas best to support unhoused youth in Oklahoma City. A huge thank you to our generous sponsors: ROYAL FLUSH 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City 84 Hospitality Group Empire Slice House Inasmuch Foundation Modern Touch by Omega HIGH ROLLER 4 Kids by Kids Foundation MLSOK, Inc. OKCMAR The Self Family JACKPOT Ah Snap Photo Booth First American Title Haley Brownen Photography Hentges Home Team at CMG Financial, MetroFamily Magazine NewDoor Real Estate Oakwood Springs Sherpa Moving and Storage Spaces Real Estate Supreme Lending - Edmond, OK
    ๐Ÿ‚ Fall Y'all is right around the corner! Join us on Oct 13-15 for Free Family Fun PLUS a Free Movie night! We'll have fall themed games, crafts, art & storytime each day 10am-2pm. ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽฅ And come back Saturday night to watch Lilo & Stitch under the stars in our courtyard. โœจ Gates open at 6:45pm & the movie starts at 7:30pm. ๐Ÿฟ Enjoy free popcorn plus additional concessions for sale by @scissortailgifts. Come join in on the all of the fall festivities...you won't want to miss it! ๐Ÿ‚ MetroFamily Magazine
    To find resources in your area for you and your growing family, check out this article on Diaper Need Awareness Week by MetroFamily Magazine.
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    https://www.metrofamilymagazine.com/celebrate-latinx-heritage-month/ Our friends at MetroFamily Magazine have compiled 5๏ธโƒฃ ways families can celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. They've also included some bonus ideas for later this fall. National Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes nacional de la herencia hispana) is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. The observance pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic and Latinx Americans who have made an impact on our state, nation, and society.
    Hey everyone guess what! On Saturday the Science Museum will be hosting Tinkerfest! Tinkerfest is hands on activities for your kiddos starting at 9AM until 4PM! It will have crafting, building and lunching rockets! Admission's will be free!! To check out more grab a Metro Family Magazine! The Science Museum of Oklahoma MetroFamily Magazine
    The weather forecast is looking great for our ALPACA FARM DAYS next weekend, Sep 24th/25th. Tickets are limited for each of the 3 sessions and must be purchased in advance online at the ticket link on this event page. Get yours now before they are all gone!!! https://fb.me/e/6Jlu020qE
    Planning your fall break adventure? Check out MetroFamily Magazine Mom Approved Road Trip list! ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3ASFcTM
    My dad is on MetroFamily Magazineโ€™s podcast; check it out here! From his 30 years of work, Henry shares some super practical and necessary tools for parents and educators! Take a listen! Proud of you daddy!
    You donโ€™t want to miss thisโ€ฆJust 2 weeks away! ALPACA FARM DAYS. Weather is looking great, but just in case, our backup dates are Oct 8th & 9th. Donโ€™t forgetโ€ฆwe moved the event back to our ranch located at 2901 NW 16th Street, Newcastle, Ok 73065. Must โ€œpre-purchaseโ€ tickets on the ticket link posted here. https://fb.me/e/6Jlu020qE
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    Be sure to check out Dr. Alfredo Garcia's podcast with MetroFamily Magazine! They are talking all about debunking dental myths floating around social media and his experience being Dental Depot's first Spanish speaking dentist! Thank you to MetroFamily Magazine for having us!
    TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW. Donโ€™t miss this yearโ€™s National Alpaca Farm Days. Must pre-purchase tickets โ€“ no ticket sales at the gate (necessary for crowd control). Three 3-hr sessions to choose from. Read the event description for session details. EVENT & ACTIVITY DETAILS during each session: โ€ข Experience alpacas up-close (1 CUP FEED PER WRISTBAND INCLUDED โ€“ more feed can be purchased) โ€ข Participate in a FREE alpaca obstacle course - YOU LEAD! (specified "rest" times for the alpacas) โ€ข Feel the alpaca fleece โ€ข View ALPACA DISPLAYS โ€ข Learn about raising and breeding alpacas โ€ข Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family! โ€ข Kids Activity Area and Inflatables/Bounce Houses โ€“ ALL ACTIVITIES INCLUDED WITH TICKET/WRIST BAND SEPARATE COSTS: โ€ข FOOD, DESSERT & BEVERAGE TRUCKS โ€ข Shop our ranch store full of alpaca products โ€ข OPTIONAL FELTING FIBER ART ACTIVITY - $10 each to cover cost of fiber and supplies https://www.facebook.com/events/739459677199449/
    ๐ŸŽง Check out this conversation between Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and MetroFamily Magazine: www.metrofamilymagazine.com/cherokee-nation-ep-3-33