How many of your friends have said, “I wish I could just keep this weather going for the rest of the year” or something to that effect in the past couple of weeks? It’s hard to beat fall temperatures in Tulsa. And have you seen the sunrises and sunsets lately? Who needs a beach when you have those painting the sky every morning and evening.
Why not take advantage of these gorgeous days and take the kids on a nature walk?
If your kids are like mine were, they’ll probably pick up a few treasures along the way, whether it’s a red leaf or a fading coneflower.
And kids tend to be little hoarders, not wanting to let go of whatever their fabulous collection of the week might be. So, instead of sneaking into your 4-year-old’s room in the middle...
American Therapeutic Riding Center
ATRC provides opportunities for people with varying ability levels and physical
disabilities to challenge themselves physically and emotionally by setting goals to
improve quality of life through equine facilitated therapy.
395 N. 177th W. Ave.
Sand Springs, OK
Phone: (918) 246-9450
BA Challenger Sports
BA Challenger Sports has developed sports programs for mentally and physically
disabled youth and adults to enjoy the full benefits of participation in athletic
environments structured to their abilities.
7613 E. Broadway St.
Broken Arrow, OK
Bit By Bit Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center
This program is...
On-Going Calendar Activities and Support Groups
* We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our calendar information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.
ONGOING Support Groups:
Hearts For Adoption Support Group
Christian encouragement for those being called to adopt. 2nd Mon. 7 p.m. Rm. 106, Victory Christian Center, 7700 S. Lewis. Info: Lavonne Blanco 230-7558
OK Post-Adoption Support Group
Provides on-going support for adopted people, first parents & adoptive parents regarding adoption, search & reunion. 1st Saturday of month. 2-4 p.m. Kaiser Library, 5202 S. Hudson, Ste. B. Info: 697-2002.
La Leche League Breastfeeding Support...
Able Kids Therapy
Adaptive Clothing and Accessory Resources
Allergy & Asthma Diagnostics
Autism Center of Tulsa
Autism Training for Children & Parents
Behavioral Intervention Group (BIG)
Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma
The Bridges Foundation
The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges
Child and Adolescent Program Enrichment Services
Tuesday evening I was running through my neighborhood in the Patrick Henry area. I was alone, which is very rare, but I'm so glad that I was. As I'm rounding a corner, I see this white truck coming toward me and at first glance I thought it was on fire. It looked as though smoke was billowing from the back. As it got closer I saw a MOSQUITO CONTROL sign on the truck and realized that it wasn't smoke, it was mosquito spray (aka POISON).
As I'm trying to run around the spray and put my shirt over my mouth to shield myself from sucking it all in, I started getting very angry. What if my kids would have been with me? What about a mom who is out walking around a newborn baby? I would have gone all sorts of crazy if that would have been the case. I spend tons of time,...
Fall is here, which means football is on television every weekend, it’s time to get out all of our long-sleeved clothes, and we get to taste pumpkin-flavored everything.
But fall also brings on more sniffles, sneezes, runny noses, fevers and coughs. Flu season can start as early as October, but typically peaks in the U.S. in January.
Here are five easy things to do to keep your family healthy during flu season:
1. Get your flu immunization as soon as it’s available.
The flu vaccine protects people against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
The seasonal flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent getting the flu. Children need to get the flu vaccine every year, typically at the...
Kari Wheeler describes Tulsa’s Town & Country School as her family’s “safe place.” “We don’t have to hand a flyer out about our child to the other parents and teachers. Everyone ‘gets it’ at this school.”
Wheeler has two children attending Town & Country, Andrew, a senior, and Lauren, a freshman. “When Andrew entered Town & Country 11 years ago, he was not reading and drew everything in black. Within several months at the school, his whole world changed for the better. He started to read and was coloring with vibrant colors. You change a child’s self esteem and you can change the world,” Wheeler said.
Town & Country, founded in 1961, is Oklahoma’s only accredited, non-public,...
Q: I noticed over the elementary school years, that my son struggled with reading. As he seemed to be getting worse, his pediatrician did a trial on some ADD medications. It helped; in fact my son said the letters quit moving all over the page. However, it didn’t turn things around. He gets along well at home and school, but schoolwork still is hard for him. What else can I do?
A: Your first step is to find out more about how your son learns. Since many of us learn visually while others process information better through sound, realize there might be more solutions to your son’s problems. Many kids with ADD or ADHD also can have additional learning differences that need attention. This includes a full learning assessment. Many parents use their school system to...
An acquaintance once confessed that she knew her housekeeping was out of control when her son said to her, “I feel like you don’t want it to look like I live here.” Though she would swear her family was the most important thing to her, she realized her actions didn’t match her words.
Whether it is housekeeping, advancing our careers, furthering our education, mommy’s “happy hour,” or our church obligations, we need to remember what matters most to us, and make sure our lives reflect that.
One reason we focus on things that are of lesser importance is anxiety. “If I don’t volunteer for the PTA job, people will think I’m not invested in my child’s education.” “If I don’t get an A on this exam,...
A few weeks ago, a mom friend sent me one of those “gotta share” emails. It was a link to a blog post by comedian Jason Good called “46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might Be Freaking Out.” A few of the first possibilities included: “His sock is on wrong. His shirt has a tag in it. His lip tastes salty.” As I read on, it became clear that the possibilities were really endless and hilarious. After a good laugh-out-loud moment, I realized that the post was so funny because it was true.
I, too, am currently living with a toddler time bomb. You never really know what will set her off. Is it normal that my daughter screams if her shoe isn’t on just right, loves spaghetti one night but throws it across the room the next, and yells...