TulsaKids’ Top Articles of 2021

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We thought it’d be fun to take a page from some of our fellow parenting publications and look at our most popular articles of the past year! It’s always interesting to see what draws readers from both the Tulsa area and around the globe. You can pretty much guarantee, for example, that our “Age-Appropriate Books to Talk to Your Kids About Sex” article, published several years ago, will be one of our top-trending articles any week of the year. And Diane Morrow-Kondos’ blog post about becoming a step-parent isn’t far behind!

Which TulsaKids articles did you find most helpful or interesting in 2021? Feel free to let us know in the comments!

New From TulsaKids Magazine

1. “Killers of the Flower Moon” Granddaughter Shares Complex Connection with Osage Murders

August 2021. Natalie Mikles interviews Margie Burkhart, whose grandparents are central figures in the “Killers of the Flower Moon” book and movie.

2. Holiday Cookie Exchange? We’ve Got You Covered

December 2021. Five favorite recipes from a Christmas cookie-baking pro!

3. Questions You Need to Ask Before You Send Your Child to Summer Camp

March 2021. After a scary camp incident involving water safety, mother and writer Pam Moore shares some key questions to ask when it comes to summer camp.

4. 7 Tips for Parenting Adult Children

November 2021. As Dr. Tamecca Rogers writes, there is plenty of information available on parenting children through their teen years. But not so much when it comes to parenting adult children.

5. Teaching Teens Not to Be Victims of Fake News

August 2021. “Fake News” has been a buzz word recently, but what does it actually mean? This article provides tips for parents and fact-checking resources.

2021 Covers

12 Covers of 2021

Top Blog Posts of 2021

1. My First English Vlog

January 2021. Liliana Sproul typically vlogs in Spanish. Here, she introduces herself to a new audience!

2. High-Prescription Eye Care is a Privilege Many Can’t Afford

March 2021. Kristi Roe Owen does a deep dive into why eye care can be so pricey.

3. Stimulus Breakdown and FAQ for Families

March 2021. In this very timely post, Kristi Roe Owen helped families understand what the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 meant for them.

4. Amanda Gorman and the Hill We Climb

January 2021. Moved by Amanda Gorman’s poem at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, Tara Rittler shares resources for learning more about the poet’s work.

5. Role Reversal: When Did My Daughters Become the Bosses of Me?

August 2021. Diane Morrow-Kondos is lovingly reprimanded by her daughters, who remind her to take care of herself by “making good choices.”

Oldies, but Goodies

1. Age-Appropriate Books to Talk to Your Kids About Sex 

This article was originally published in 2012. Family & Children’s Services helped us update it in 2020.

2. Five Things to Know If You’re Marrying Someone With Children

Important things to think about before becoming a step-parent.

3. Parents and Teens Need to Know Oklahoma’s Rules of the Road

Solid info on obtaining a driver’s license in Oklahoma that goes beyond the basics.

4. It Takes a Village – or Does It?

Diane Morrow-Kondos reflects on the common saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” particularly in light of the COVID pandemic.

5. Is CKLA the Best Way to Teach Children to Read?

Betty Casey interviews five knowledgeable TPS teachers about their experience with the CKLA curriculum.

Places to Go, Things to Do

1. Indoor Places to Play in Tulsa

When the weather is too cold or too hot for comfort – or they just want to try something new – parents turn to our list of places to play indoors!

2. Things to Do in Tulsa This Week (and Family Friendly Events in Tulsa This Weekend)

We update our list of things to do each week and weekend every Monday! (Hint: Subscribe to our mailing list to get our “Weekend Roundup” in your inbox every Thursday!)

3. Kid Friendly Restaurants in Tulsa

Diane Morrow-Kondos shares her favorite restaurants to visit with her grandkids.

4. 9 Easy Road Trips from Tulsa

A quick and handy guide for planning a visit to Bentonville, Pawhuska, Bartlesville, Dallas, Eureka Springs, OKC, Springfield (Missouri), Stillwater and Wichita.

5. Family Friendly Festivals in Tulsa 

Updated regularly, this is our list of family friendly festivals to look forward to all year long!


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