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Living the empty nest life, and loving it.

Have a Safe Start to the School Year

Talk to your children about pedestrian safety and more.

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The Undeniable Mother/Child Bond

What humans can learn from watching an orca mourn.

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An Interesting Week with Tulsa Public School Parents & Other Concerned Citizens

An overview of the emails I've received this week from Tulsans concerned about the direction of TPS.

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Take the Tissues:

The new Fred Rogers documentary highlights 'Mister Rogers'' understanding that everyone needs to be heard and accepted--just the way they are.

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Little House Books Embroiled in Controversy

The Association for Library Service to Children recently removed Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a children's literature award because of racial insensitivity in her popular books.

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Today is World Refugee Day

Children's news site Xyza offers advice for talking to kids about the refugee crisis.

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Ask a Millennial

Or else you may find yourself the reluctant owner of not one, but two Instagram accounts.

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Another Bleak Article About Oklahoma's Public Schools

A recent article from The New Yorker interviews several Oklahoma teachers and provides context to last month's teacher walkout.

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Multiple Choice Test on SQ 799

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn supports State Question 799, which would kill recent, if minuscule, gains made to education funding.

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The Broad Foundation in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

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Good Morning America Honors Local Mother Lesley Hemphill

Hemphill adopted a teenager from Tulsa Boys Home three years ago and has inspired others in her community to do the same.

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Revisiting my Brother's Suicide

May is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health Association of Oklahoma has some upcoming QPR Suicide Prevention Training classes.

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Nothing Here to See. Go On Home.

We all benefit from good public schools; why do legislators not seem to realize this?

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Teachers Fighting for More than Pay

Teachers are in OKC fighting to get more resources for their students.

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TulsaKids Brings Home 18 Awards

The Parenting Media Association recognizes parenting publication excellence at its annual awards ceremony.

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Is KIPP Expansion Good for Tulsa’s Children?

And is it the best use of Tulsa's limited education funds?

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Thank You, Dr. Brazelton

Child development expert Dr. T. Berry Brazelton passed away March 13, 2018.

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Teachers Probably Banging Their Heads Against a Wall

When teachers walked out in 1990, the result was HB 1017; many of the reforms promised in that bill have failed to materialize.

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Oklahoma Teachers Considering Strike

Oklahoma teachers are among the lowest paid in the country

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Stayin' Alive

Thoughts on mass shootings and gun control

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It's Not Just Edison

School 'reform' is failing because it's based on the faulty premise that public schools are failing and the teachers are bad.

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Edison Teacher Talks Money

Like many Tulsans, AP English Teacher Larry Cagle is frustrated by low pay and high teacher turnover.

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One Reason Why

There are not 13 reasons why a person commits suicide, there is one: mental illness.

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Our Better Selves

On Monday, let's honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by following his example.

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What Lou Kachigian Gave Me

TulsaKids founder Lou Kachigian passed away on January 3, 2018.

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Editor's Blog

Living the empty nest life, and loving it.

About This Blog

Betty Casey has been editor of TulsaKids for over 20 years – her youngest child was 3-years-old when she started working for the magazine. She and her husband Wes have three young adult children. Betty’s blog ranges from writing about current issues or information of interest to local parents, reflecting on her life without kids at home, and posting a few recipes now and then. (Cooking and running are two or her favorite past-times.) Betty is the author/illustrator of three children’s books, "May Finds Her Way," "That is a Hat" and "The Prince of the Prairie" (The RoadRunner Press). She was named Blogger of the Year in 2014 by The Great Plains Journalism Awards, was a finalist in 2015 and won again in 2016. Most recently, she was named the 2017 News Blogger of the Year. She has also won numerous writing awards from the Parenting Media Association.

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