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Meeting Your Edge:

Edge of a waterfall There is a term we use at Under The Canopy, my nature explorers program, called “meeting your edge.” When you meet your edge, you are working on the uncomfortable feeling of being new at something. Taking…

A Walk Through Keystone Ancient Forest

I wonder what it was like for the indigenous Osage people of Oklahoma to walk through the forest of Northeast Oklahoma prior to white colonization? Washington Irving, an author and explorer, wandered through Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma) in 1832 and…

Attending BioBlitz! 2019

I first heard of BioBlitz!es when I was studying sustainability and nature in college. The idea intrigued me, but I left it at that, an idea to come back to one day. A BioBlitz! is an intense period of biological…

Sarah's Story

My family before our Disney World Trip So, this is my last Guest Blog post for this summer.  I have really enjoyed this job, and I’ve decided to wrap up my time here writing for TulsaKids with a post that…

Four New Kids’ Chapter Books

I recently noticed that a house in our neighborhood has a mini-library.  Not one inside their house, but a sort of mailbox/birdhouse  that sits out by the curb.  You can take a book and then return it, just like at…

Ten Book Series for Tweens

So, the summer’s more than halfway over now.  It always flies by so fast.  And now that the prospect of school is somewhere on the not-so-distant horizon, you’re probably having to push your kid/tween/teen to read those last few books…

Summer Camps for Special Kids

So, I’m going to start off by saying that this post is going to be a little different than my other ones so far.  This one is especially near and dear to my heart, and has a little more about…

Top 5 Places for Kids to Volunteer in Tulsa

So, last week I talked (well, wrote, actually) about tweens working to make money.  This week, it’s all about the other kind of work: volunteering!  Kids, tweens and teens volunteer for different reasons.  Some have to get service hours for…

Summer Jobs for Tweens

Have you ever thought about money? I think it’s interesting how money is only valuable because we make it valuable.  For instance, dollar bills are made of cotton paper and ink.  Those things aren’t super rare! But bills also represent…

Fun With Fathers

As I’m sure you know, this past Sunday was Father’s Day.  And even though, yeah, Dad’s special day is over now, there are still lots of fun activities for kids to do to spend some quality time with their paternal…

Reproductive Choices

Vasectomy.  Vasectomy. Yeah, I said it. That’s a scary word in a male’s vocabulary. Vasectomy. That’s what’s on the table for me. It’s an easier procedure for me than for my wife to have her tubes tied. Be that as…

Role Reversal

I recently had a conversation with a father when I was walking into King's Kids to pick up my oldest daughter, Journey. He had a look of total exhaustion of on his face. He had dropped his daughter off at…

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