Babies Cry.

We all know that babies cry. They cry when they are hungry or need attention. What new parents may not realize is that babies also cry for no reason at all. They just cry. There is nothing anyone can do.  And that can be frustrating. In partnership with the Parent-Child Center of Tulsa, we are

Tulsa’s Health – Not So Good.

WOW!  I’ll start by saying that Jan Figart of the Community Service Council in Tulsa is quite the motivational speaker.  In my role as a librarian, I advocate for increased funding in public education and health care.  Now, I am ready to take on the entire state legislature and demand they look at the facts.  Tell it Jan!

Ready or Not, Here it Comes

If you heard happy shouts from the school yard this week, you know that most area students are out on summer break.  While summer is a great time for kids to relax and enjoy the sunshine, it can be stressful for working parents.  Here are some helpful resources to keep everyone fed and safe over the summer.

Happy Anniversary, Mother Earth

This Friday marks the 46th celebration of Earth Day.  What began as a local effort to bring attention to an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California has grown into a worldwide movement calling for a safer, cleaner planet.  It’s hard to believe that anyone in 2016 would deny that the environment is crucial to our existence but, if anything,

Getting Enough ZZZs

Raise your hand if you think changing to Daylight Savings Time makes for a week of drowsy mornings and sluggish afternoons.  Do you agree, but you’re too tired to raise your hand?  Me too.  Losing an hour of sleep is one of my least favorite things to do.  Apparently there is strong evidence-based reasoning behind our cranky coffee-infused


While always a good idea, the advice from “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” can be difficult to put into practice. The Zika virus is the latest bit of alarming news that has a lot of people upset and frightened. Today, we look at the facts. Then, if panic is in order, we will proceed as a group and

February is Heart Month

With big red boxes of chocolate filling grocery store aisles and jewelry commercials promising sparkly diamond gifts that will be forever (at least the payments are guaranteed to last a long time), we greet the month of February. Ahhhh. Love is everywhere. So is heart disease. BOOM! Leave it to me to explode the romance bubble, right? But, how are you going to

the C word

The world lost two legendary entertainers this week: musician David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman.  Both men died at the age of 69 from aggressive forms of cancer.  For many of us, their passing was an “oh-no” moment typically reserved for the death of family or close friends.  We took it personally. But, there was also a moment of disbelief.  Cancer.