Editor's List

To the Moon:

I’m old enough to remember the Apollo 11 launch and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk. If you’re interested in seeing some of that footage and learning more about the future of space travel, NASA TV has a schedule of…

Make Pie for the Fourth of July

Last week I was talking about ice cream with my co-workers. Specifically homemade ice cream. That brought back warm memories of my childhood in the summer when my mom would mix up the custard, and my dad would churn it…

What Is Your Child's Temperament?

My son could be difficult. He cried endlessly when left with a babysitter. He was a Mother’s Day Out drop-out, and didn’t want to play with the kids in our toddler playgroup. He didn’t like to try new things, and…

Parents! Do You Talk to Your Kids About Sex?

When one of my daughters was in sixth grade, we went to a sex ed class together. Kids (male and female) and parents sat around a table while an educator (who was a nurse) talked about contraceptives, STIs (Sexually Transmitted…

Response from Summit

On behalf of Summit Public Schools, Brandon Lee (I don’t know what his role is at Summit – as far as I can tell, he’s a freelance marketing professional, but I have requested his title via email) responded to my…

Screens Hurt Reading Comprehension

  When my kids were in elementary school, there were parents who were insistent that their kids needed to be doing nearly everything on computers. Technology for technology’s sake. I would ask what they wanted their kids to be doing…

The Human Touch

The whole thing with Joe Biden, his touching and hair sniffing, got me thinking about touch. I have a friend who touches everyone. He indiscriminately massages shoulders, both men and women, young, old, friend or foe. He’s a hugger. I…

District 1 School Board Election Primary Tomorrow

If you live in Tulsa Public Schools District 1 or 2, don’t forget to vote in tomorrow’s school board election. Schools in District 1 are Clinton West, Council Oak, Emerson, Eugene Field, Mark Twain, Robertson, Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy,…

Is the Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike a Cautionary Tale for Tulsa?

When I opened up my New York Times this morning, this opinion piece, “What’s Really at Stake in the Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike” by Miriam Pawel was on the editorial page: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/opinion/california-teachers-strike.html Pawel, a contributing opinion writer, author, journalist and historian,…

Cast Your Vote for Gathering Place

 If you enjoy playing at Gathering Place, you can share your love by voting for the park in USA Today’s poll for Best New Attraction of 2018. You have until Monday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. to cast your vote.…

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.