Megan Barella, MS is a mom to a ten-year-old son and a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Master Trainer. Through her community-based and online positive parenting programs, Megan helps families reclaim their birthrights to happy homes.
tantrum emotions

Summertime Emotions 101

Experiencing high emotions in your family this summer? You're not alone! Emotional outburst and breakdowns - both your children's and your own - are the #1 challenge parents face today, anytime time of year....
Columbia Gorge Update and Family Guide

The Ultimate Post-Fire Columbia River Gorge Family Guide

Oregon summer is almost upon us, and if you're itching to get back out to enjoy the Columbia River Gorge like we used to before the Eagle Creek Fire in September 2017, here's an...
internet safety

Internet Safety 101: How to Keep Our Kids Safer Online

Jury duty, paying for used car repairs, having major dental work, or dealing with an abnormal pap are all necessary "adulting" duties I dread, but nothing beats having to educate parents about internet safety...
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Hug Power: It Really CAN Improve Your Health!

Did you know there may be a way to prevent colds, lower blood pressure, transform both misbehavior and stress in your home, combat depression and anxiety, and even increase cardiovascular health? And it's free....

Getting Around PDX with Getaround: Car Sharing and Renting Made Easy

Before #momlife, I lived a Portland life. I was (nearly) vegan, (almost) zero-waste, and I didn't have a car. Public transportation, a bike, and my own two feet were my best friends. Now that...

Don’t Set a New Year’s Resolution this Year!

Instead of making a New Year's resolution, of which 80% are abandoned by February, and only 8% of people achieve their goals, save yourself the disappointment and self-judgement and set a New Year’s intentions. An anti-resolution! Stress...

Consent and Positive Parenting

It’s been a big time: Halloween, the end of Daylight Savings, and, of course, the mid-term election. With current events shining a spotlight on the meaning of consent and as a parent educator, I’m...