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When is your toddler ready to drop the nap?

04/08/15

When is your toddler ready to drop the nap?

Well, we’ve all heard the expression ‘all good things must come to an end,’ right? It proves true in many cases like good books, beach vacations and chocolate cake…sooner or later, good stuff ends. We could add something else to that list – naps. It’s true, parents; the naps that were (or perhaps are) a regular part of your baby’s life will gradually decrease, and at some point in your little one’s toddlerhood, they will stop altogether. Oddly enough, toddlers don’t turn their nose up at napping because they suddenly need less rest — changing sleep patterns are the real culprit. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a baby’s urge to sleep builds up faster than a toddler’s or preschooler’s, so...

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Pep Talk: A simple TAX day life audit

04/08/15

Pep Talk: A simple TAX day life audit

Since the tax code is so unbelievably complicated, today’s advice will be a simple, itemized wellness formula to keep you out of the RED! Conduct an audit of your lifestyle; your eating habits and your "stress-o-meter. Here is how! Healthy Diet + Water + Enjoyable physical activity + Preventative medicine + Sleep –Stress = A fit and well you! Healthy Diet: What goes into your body doesn't always come out. Incorporate at least 2 cups (1 cup =size of tennis ball) of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables into your eating plan. Reduce your carbohydrate intake and consume more whole grains. Choose leaner white meats and exercise portion control (deck of cards an approximate portion size). Eat more fish and less red meat. Make sure you plate...

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Mother's Day in Tulsa

04/07/15

Mother's Day in Tulsa

Sunday, May 10 is Mom's special day. We've compiled a list of ideas, free admissions, meals and more to fully enjoy this occasion. Also, be sure to vote for your favorite photo in our Mother's Day Look-a-Like photo contest and enter to win a spa retreat to The Canebrake.  MOTHER'S DAY DEALS AND PROMOTIONS Oklahoma Aquarium FREE Admission: On Mom’s special day, she gets into the Aquarium free! It’s their way of saying “tanks” for being there through smooth waters and rough seas. (Limit one free admission per each paid admission) www.okaquarium.org Mother's Day with the Tulsa Drillers (Game time: 2:05 p.m.): The first 500 moms get a FREE change purse.  Also, between 12:45 and 1:15 p.m., moms...

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The TulsaKids Guide to Summer Fun

04/02/15

The TulsaKids Guide to Summer Fun

CLICK HERE FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY FESTIVALS  Sports Tulsa Drillers: Season is April 9 – September 4: Click here for a promotional schedule. Tulsa Shock: Season is June 5 – September 13: www.wnba.com/shock Tulsa Roughnecks: Season is March 21 – September 6: www.tulsaroughnecksfc.com Tulsa Athletics: Season is May 10 – July 10: www.tulsaathletics.com Tulsa Shock: Season is June 5 – September 13: www.wnba.com/shock Summer Concerts Summer’s Fifth Night Where: Utica Square When: Every Thursday Night in the Summer, 7-9 p.m. May 21: Look Musical Theatre May 28: Mid Life Crisis June 4: Zodiac June 11: Traveler June 18: Bop Cats June 25: Mary Cogan July 2: Starr...

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Oklahoma History for Kids

04/02/15

Oklahoma History for Kids

´╗┐Every spring third grade students from many elementary schools throughout the state reenact the Oklahoma Land Run. Boys and girls clad in cowboy hats and prairie bonnets, some pulling red wagons transformed into Conestoga Wagons, scramble to claim a plot of playground for their future “homestead” in somewhat the same way approximately 50,000 people lined up for their piece of Oklahoma land back in 1889. For the third graders, the Land Run reenactment is an exciting outdoor event that culminates a year of classroom studies on Oklahoma history, but many schools have eliminated the activity because of its slanted view on the past. So what do Oklahoma students learn about their state, and why does it matter? The Oklahoma State Department of Education outlines what is...

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Having always said that life shouldn't get in the way of living, Missy strives to find adventure with her children even when things get hairy. Missy and her husband, Marc, have four children. With busy schedules and a small business to run, Missy is not lacking for things to occupy her time. She understands the challenges of being a single parent and is learning to be a stepmom. A Tulsa native, this mama loves exploring fun activities locally and shares her experiences with you in her blog. Upfront and honest, she doesn't pull any punches about meltdowns in the mall or potty accidents at public events. She carries her unique perspective into every challenge she encounters, sharing insights with her readers along the way.

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