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Tulsa Teens Gain Life Skills at Westside Y

03/30/15

Tulsa Teens Gain Life Skills at Westside Y

Summer break is just around the corner. Most kids are already counting down the days to freedom, ready to swap their school uniforms for shorts and swimsuits. While teenagers are dreaming of long, lazy days of sleeping late and hanging out with friends, parents are wondering how to keep their offspring safe and occupied. The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at Tulsa’s YMCA Westside Summer Day Camp may be one way to keep both parties happy by combining all of the fun of camp with the opportunity to learn important life skills. Amelia Andrews is the Camp Director of the Y’s Westside location at the intersection of I-44 and Highway 75, west of the Arkansas River. This 28-acre facility has hiking trails, a fishing pond, an indoor gym, a pool and ropes challenge courses....

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Pep Talk: A 5 Point Personal Fitness Goal Checklist

03/30/15

Pep Talk: A 5 Point Personal Fitness Goal Checklist

1. Conduct a wellness audit on your life Honestly evaluate your current health, your habits, your diet, your emotional state of mind. Have a true health analysis done called the well-visit, see your doctor, and ask friends you can trust about you mental wellness!   2. Visualize the Future! Set measurable goals, identify barriers, and realistically plan a course of action. One pound a week of weight loss, 15 miles a week running, etc. When setting goals you should focus on the process. Don’t make it “ lose 20 pounds”, instead say to yourself, I will eat right 8 out of 10 meals, exercise 4 times per week, give up (insert your food vice) etc. If your goal is to accomplish those things, weight loss will result. You...

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Do you have a community?

03/29/15

Do you have a community?

No one will argue that the job of a mother is challenging. Any of us who proudly wear the title of Mommy will agree that motherhood is the most difficult job we've ever had. Most people make sure to follow up that statement with, "but it's SO rewarding," but I'm not going to do that today. I don't need to reassure myself of how rewarding motherhood is to make myself feel better for being honest about the difficulty. What I am going to talk about is how isolated mothers of young children are and how they don't have to be.     You were never meant to be alone.   Historically, families lived in close quarters. Before the 20th Century, families lived among extended family, either in the very same household or geographically...

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Family-Friendly Festivals in the Tulsa Area

03/27/15

Family-Friendly Festivals in the Tulsa Area

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival: www.okcastle.com  When: Every Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd through May 31st, 2015; Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Where: The Castle of Muskogee: 3400 West Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee Journey to an age of kings, queens, and knights in shining armor. Be mesmerized as magicians, jugglers, musicians, dancers, acrobats, and jousters thrill and delight you on any of our 15 Stages. Click on the Program Book below to see a schedule for all the stages! The 2015 Route 66 Patriot Car Show Weekend  When: May 23; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Where: Route 66 Historical Village; 3700 Southwest Blvd. On Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Southwest Tulsa, the birthplace of Route 66, will be jam...

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Fourth of July Family Fun in Green Country!

03/27/15

Fourth of July Family Fun in Green Country!

Rockets Over Rhema in Broken Arrow  Sunday, June 28, 2015  4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W Kenosha St At 5:00 p.m. enjoy a patriotic tribute in the RHEMA Bible Church Auditorium as we celebrate our nation’s freedom. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., visitors will find something for everyone outdoors. Children will enjoy inflatable games, face painting, and the temporary tattoo stations posted around the campus. The young (and young at heart) can test their ability to hang on to a mechanical bull and scale a rock climbing wall. If you’d rather look than participate, there will be a car show featuring antique vehicles from the ’20s and ’30s, along with custom-built hot rods, racing cars, and motorcycles. During the excitement...

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Measles Case Confirmed in Payne County

03/27/15

Measles Case Confirmed in Payne County

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is investigating a confirmed case of measles in Stillwater located in Payne County.  This is the first confirmed case in Oklahoma since 1997. Measles was identified in an international traveler to Oklahoma.  The individual is a spouse of an Oklahoma State University student who lives off campus. OSDH is working with the Payne County Health Department, Oklahoma State University and local medical facilities in the investigation. Persons who visited the following locations in Stillwater may have been exposed to the measles virus: Aldi (1188 N Perkins Rd) March 13 Crepe Myrtle Market  (613 S Lewis) March 13 Food Pyramid (421 N Main St) March 13 Boba Fusion Café (211 N Perkins Rd) March 13...

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Dance Party Friday!

03/27/15

Dance Party Friday!

As always, we suggest starting and ending your Friday with a dance party! Here's this week's inspiration. Be happy, friends!  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); A star is born. Posted by What The Flicka? on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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PMA Announces Winners of 2014 Editorial and Design Awards for Parenting Publications

03/26/15

PMA Announces Winners of 2014 Editorial and Design Awards for Parenting Publications

TulsaKids had a strong showing at the Parenting Media Association (PMA) convention in Baltimore in February. Rather than blogging today, I want to recognize the talented writers, photographers and designers that I have the pleasure of working with each month. You may know Abby Rodgers, our web and social media editor – at least you may converse with her electronically via TulsaKids’ Facebook page, or you may enjoy the calendar, either in-print or online; you may receive her e-newsletter or interact with her on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Abby received several awards this year. Chuck Foshee is our publisher and graphic designer, but the rest of the winners are freelancers who work hard to bring our readers the best information, images and entertainment they can....

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Best "you're going to be a big sister" reaction. Ever.

03/24/15

Best "you're going to be a big sister" reaction. Ever.

I'm sure you've seen the standard "NOOOO!" reactions from kids finding out they're going to be a big brother or sister. But this one is so. much. better. 

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10 Ways to Freshen Up this Spring in Tulsa!

03/24/15

10 Ways to Freshen Up this Spring in Tulsa!

1. Herb Day on Brookside (41st & Peoria) : Saturday, April 11; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Purchase Oklahoma grown herbs and discuss your garden with fellow gardeners at this family-friendly event on Brookside. 2. SpringFest Garden Market & Festival (Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.); Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Join the Tulsa Garden Center as they celebrate spring! The market and festival will include tutorials, arts & crafts, herbs and other plant products for purchasing and a kid zone.  3. 26th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival at Sand Springs: Saturday, April 18; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 100 vendors will be on-hand selling herbs, perennials, natives and heirlooms plants, along with herbal products, gardening supplies and décor...

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