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April 24, 2014

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Getting Salty with Kids Yoga

04/23/14

Getting Salty with Kids Yoga

Are you a yogi? I'm not sure what all constitutes being a legitimate yogi, but I fall more in love with yoga every day. I've written in the past about trying yoga myself and doing family yoga, and recently took my littles to Kids Yoga at the newly opened South Tulsa location for SALT Yoga. One of the things I love about SALT is that they promote yoga as fun and open to everyone, regardless of experience or fitness level. I have never felt like anything was unattainable in my yoga practice and always feel encouraged when I attend classes. While yoga can be a part of intense spiritual practice, yeilding very serious results, it can also be fun, playful and relaxing. Extending the practice of yoga to children makes it that much more evident. After warming up a...

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24 Hours in Tulsa

04/23/14

24 Hours in Tulsa

My daughter, Mary, and her boyfriend, Jacob, were visiting from college over the weekend, and we were busy from morning to evening on Saturday, most of it free. Twenty years ago…heck, 10 years ago…most of the things we did wouldn’t have been available. And here’s the cool part, everything we did was something that all ages could enjoy. On Saturday morning, we all went to the Cherry Street Farmers Market. My daughters and I started a tradition of getting coffee and some food at The Coffee House on Cherry Street (CHOC) before heading into the market. I used to take Lucy the dog along, but had to leave her at home. No dogs allowed at the market. Lucy was disappointed, but I understand the reasoning for it. It took some time to get out of CHOC...

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04/21/14

5 Ways to Eat Healthy & Save Money

Let me start by saying this, if you think the only way you can save money is by clipping coupons then, you're missing out on a lot of great deals. If that is your only method of savings then you've likely also limited yourself to the coupons you see in the newspaper for processed foods and other junk. Today, I'm going to ask that you put those perspectives aside and take a step back when it comes to saving money so you can see all the amazing methods available and all the good foods you can purchase for your family.  5 Ways to Eat Healthy & Save Money 1. Buy in Season: Fruits and veggies are at their cheapest when they are in season. Stockpile them at low, low prices then simply freeze them to enjoy them all year long. There is no reason to pay $5...

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How to Make a Kite and Where to Fly It in Tulsa this Weekend!

04/17/14

How to Make a Kite and Where to Fly It in Tulsa this Weekend!

I just got back from a trip to visit my daughter in Austin. She thoughtfully planned an itinerary of things that I might like to do. One of them was visiting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The bluebonnets were in bloom, and we strolled through the area, enjoying being outside away from the traffic of the city. It reminded me of my walks through the Tulsa Botanic Garden. While it doesn’t have the amenities of Lady Bird’s Center, yet, it’s still a great place to take the kids away from the noise of town and take a walk through the woods. Now is a good time to go since it’s not too hot and you’ll see lots of redbuds. This Saturday, April 19, the Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club will be out at the Tulsa Botanic Garden flying their kites at the...

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Tulsa County Parks Summer Day Camps

04/14/14

Tulsa County Parks Summer Day Camps

Bixby Community Center Day Camp 211 N. Cabaniss / Bixby, OK 74008 May 27-August 8, Ages 6-12, $100/week Before/after care available, $10/week Call 918-366-4841 to register. Chandler Park Day Camp 6500 W. 21st St. / Tulsa, OK 74107 June 2-August 8, Ages 6-11, $100/week Before/after care available, $10/week Call 918-591-6053 to register. LaFortune Park Day Camp 5202 S. Hudson Ave. / Tulsa, OK 74135 June 2-August 15, Ages 6-14, $100/week Before/after care available, $10/week Call 918-469-6220 to register. O'Brien Park Day Camp 6149 N. Lewis Ave. / Tulsa, OK 74130 June 2-August 15, Ages 6-13, $45/week Before/after care available, $10/week Call 918-591-6008 to register. South County Recreation Day Camp 13800 S. Peoria Ave. / Bixby,...

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Recipe for Leftover Easter Ham

04/14/14

Recipe for Leftover Easter Ham

You could take that extra ham and make some sandwiches, but that’s a little boring. For not much more time invested, you could make these tasty little morsels of egg-y goodness. Popovers are light in texture and can be either savory or sweet, depending on what you add to them. These ham and ricotta treats make a perfect hand-held breakfast, lunch, snack or brunch. They’re best eaten while still warm or on the same day you make them. I’ll be making these on Good Morning Oklahoma, KTUL Channel 8, on Tues., April 15, if you want to watch how it’s done. Makes 6 popovers, but this recipe is easy to double. Heat oven to 425. For the batter: 1/3 cup all-purpose white flour 1/3 cup wheat flour (or you can use all white flour if...

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Sell Your Items QUICK on Facebook

04/14/14

Sell Your Items QUICK on Facebook

Local buy/sell groups are popping up all over facebook right now and they make it easy to sell your items quick. Craigslist just might become a thing of the past! Facebook is easy to operate for just about anyone and everyone is on it so more people are likely to see your items. If you’re doing a little spring cleaning, check out one of these groups and you might find a way to turn your unwanted items into cash! In our area, groups like South Tulsa: Buy, Sell & Trade, Things for Sale in Broken Arrow, OK, Things for Sale in Coweta, OK and Midtown Tulsa Things for Sale are all the rage. There are tons of pages just like these and they’re almost everywhere. A simple facebook search will show you one in your area. Keep in mind, these pages have rules and...

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04/11/14

How to Make a Kite and Where to Fly It in Tulsa

I just got back from a trip to visit my daughter in Austin. She thoughtfully planned an itinerary of things that I might like to do. One of them was visiting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The bluebonnets were in bloom, and we strolled through the area, enjoying being outside away from the traffic of the city. It reminded me of my walks through the Tulsa Botanic Garden. While it doesn’t have the amenities of Lady Bird’s Center, yet, it’s still a great place to take the kids away from the noise of town and take a walk through the woods. Now is a good time to go since it’s not too hot and you’ll see lots of redbuds. Next Saturday, April 19, the Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club will be out at the Tulsa Botanic Garden flying their kites at the...

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#CAM2014

04/10/14

#CAM2014

Here's a new hashtag for you: #CAM2014. What is it, you ask? Well, it's the hashtag for Cesarean Awareness Month, of course! Cesarean Awareness Month began in an effort to bring awareness to the 1 in 3 women who give birth in the United States by cesarean delivery. Consider the fact that the World Health Organization recommends a c-section rate of no higher than 10-15%, yet our national average is 32.8% and the Oklahoma c-section rate is 34.7%. This means that more than half of the cesareans performed in our country and state are probably preventable! Many women do not anticipate complications during their labor and probably do not prepare for a cesarean delivery. The medical community and many people portray the surgery as minor, yet women who have experienced...

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Most Challening High Schools In Oklahoma

04/09/14

Most Challening High Schools In Oklahoma

Booker T. Washington and Edison Preparatory high schools were listed among the top 5 most challenging high schools in Oklahoma by the Washington Post. Booker T. came in at No. 3 in the state and Edison at No. 5. both repeating their 2013 rankings on the list. The Post's "America's Most Challenging High Schools" list was compiled using the paper's "Challenge Index" which takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divides by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. Schools with an index above 1.000 make the listing. Booker T. scored a 3.801 (ranked No. 281 nationally) and Edison a 2.607 (ranking No. 673...

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