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Tulsa World SCENE: 5 Questions with Monica Epperson, Co-Founder of The Child of Divorce

Tulsa World, 02-02-12

By the time she graduated f

rom high school, Monica Epperson had "survived" five divorces.

That's part of what prompted Child of Divorce, an organization she and her husband, Brian, co-founded in 2008.

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'Chili On The Square' on Friday to Benefit The Child of Divorce
Tulsa World, 10-13-11

Bring your appetite to the fourth annual "Chili on the Square" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Bartlett Square, Fifth and Main streets.
A benefit for The Child of Divorce (TCOD), "Chili on the Square" features delicious Ike's chili, plus live music by Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher, along with Steve Liddell.

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Scene Setting: What's Going on Around You Today
Tulsa World, 10-13-10

The third annual "Chili on the Square" will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Bartlett Square, Fifth and Main streets, outside of Arvest Bank. Tickets for chili are $5 and can be purchased at the event, which will feature live entertainment by local musicians Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher.

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Blended Love Has Named Tasha Townsend Executive Director

The mission of Blended Love is to support children of divorce and the teachers and staff dealing with increased divorce rates.

Townsend is 2010 Mrs. Tulsa, and is a school tutor and long-time volunteer.

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Epperson Helping Mend the Heart of the Child of Divorce
Owasso Reporter, 10-23-08

According to the 2002 Census Bureau and research cited in a 2007 CNN Report, at least half of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce.
What is being done for the ones caught in the middle of these couples breaking up?

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The Divorce Generation Grows Up
Newsweek Article

Grant High School's class of '82 were raised on 'The Brady Bunch'—while their own families were falling apart. These are their stories—in their words.

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Up Close & Personal: Monica Epperson
Tulsa People, May 2008

What Inspired Your Children's Book? I had the privilege of sitting next to Union Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cathy Burden on a bus ride in my first year of treaching. While talking to Dr. Burden, it became evident that writing this book would be a life goal for me and impacting the larger body of students through my own expressions would be my passion.

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Book Helps Children Deal With Divorce
Tulsa World, 04-21-08

Monica Epperson, happily married for 14 years, cannot stop thinking about divorce.
Not hers, but those that affect children.

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Tulsa Author to Speak at NSU
Tahlequah Daily Press, 3-2-08

Native Tulsan and Northeastern State University graduate Monica Epperson has released an illustrated children's book titled "A Heart with Two Homes" to help kids who are dealing with divorce.

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Book is Survival Guide for Children of Divorce
Tulsa World, 02-17-08

Author Monica Epperson will sign copies of her book, "A Heart With Two Homes" (Xlibris, $19.99 hardback, $9.99 softback) from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Steve's Sundry, Books and Magazines, 261 S. Harvard Ave.

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-Cathy Keating, the former First Lady of Oklahoma
“Epperson is an advocate for children and families dealing with divorce, and is actively involved in spreading the message through public schools in the local area.”

-Tulsa World 4/21/08
“As a teacher, Epperson saw the hurt, the fear and the shock of her students who were from broken homes.  She heard their stories and saw how they lose their sense of security and that they wanted to be wanted.”

-Owasso Reporter 10/23/08
“In this day and age when most children are touched by divorce and effected by either theirs or a friend’s broken home, it is wonderful to have a realistic, yet heart warming book to which they can relate.”

-Tahlequah Daily Press  3/2/08
“Monica Epperson recognized that children needed help in dealing with the effects of divorce.  Epperson contends that sometimes the root cause of the problems parents are concerned about – drugs, pre-marital sex, violence, depression, is often because parents unintentionally place different expectations on their children.”

-The Baytown Sun 1/13/09
“The presentation was SO great! She was a great speaker and I think a lot of my kids really connected with the topics and they LOVED their new books!  Thanks so much for inviting us!”

-Laura, teacher at Skelly Elementary 5/7/09
Blended Love donated over 250 books to the wonderful students of Skelly Elementary and taught them to journal in their journals provided by NY Life’s representative Kim Smith.

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a proud partner with The University
of Oklahoma’s Center of Applied
Research for Non-Profit Organizations.