Editor's List

Parents, What Do You Want to See in Tulsa Parks?

Image from cityoftulsa.org/letstalktulsaparks When my kids were little, we used the Tulsa Parks all the time. They participated in tennis lessons, Hook a Kid on Golf, swimming, soccer, classes at a community center and learned to ride their bikes around…

This is Childhood Obesity Month

Many years ago, I went to a talk by Barbara Coloroso, an international bestselling author and child development expert. She was doing a presentation on her theory of Inner Discipline. I also had the good fortune to interview her. The…

Pandemic Pods

Learning pods are the latest rendition of education in the time of COVID-19. The pods take many forms, from parents who are hiring teachers to lead small groups of children at home through the school district’s virtual learning lessons to…

It's Not That Difficult:

I can’t even believe I’m writing about this as a serious issue, but here I go – Please Wear A Mask. Because many of the citizens of Tulsa choose not to wear masks, Mayor Bynum proposed an ordinance to mandate…

The Sounds of Silence

John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park When my husband and I moved to Tulsa in 1984, I taught Gifted & Talented classes at two middle schools. I was writing curriculum and, being new to Tulsa, I wanted to engage students by…

The Slower Side of Coronavirus Quarantining

An unexpectedly pleasant happenstance of the novel coronavirus quarantine was that my adult daughter came home for spring break from the University of Illinois where she is a graduate student, and ended up staying more than a month. She left…

Chromebooks and Kids

When my kids were little and had too much time on their hands – and knew that I was busy with work at home – they could come up with some creative ways to spend their time. My youngest daughter…

He CAN Cook!

So, here’s the update on my husband’s dinner last night. It was amazing. Not only did it taste delicious, but the presentation was quite spectacular. He made stuffed peppers, but these are not your mother’s stuffed peppers. I don’t know…

My Husband is Cooking Today

My husband watches cooking shows. He even saves them to watch later. I’ve gotten some good recipes based on his recommendations from something he’s seen on Giada at Home or Barefoot Contessa. But my husband doesn’t cook. He eats. In…

Support Places Your Family Loves Through Memberships

To- Even though we’re physically apart, we’re all in this crazy Coronavirus struggle together. It takes social distancing from all of us to flatten the curve and try to weaken a powerful pandemic. Closing restaurants, gyms, schools, venues and canceling…

Stuck Inside? Ideas for Indoor Fun

Rain and Coronavirus fears can dampen spring break spirits, but why not make the best of it. Maybe it’s the week to embrace the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-guh): spend quality time with family, try not to stress, wear…

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.