Tag: family activities

Halloween at Home

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When my husband was growing up, his mom always made pumpkin cookies for Halloween. He vividly remembers the bright orange frosting on the cut-out...

PNW Adventures: Vancouver Waterfront

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I grew up in a town in New Jersey that was 10 minutes from the ocean. Any inch of property with a water view...

The Apple Experiment and the Power of Kindness!

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A few months ago, a friend posted an experiment they did with their kids on social media, and I knew I must try it....

Portland-Area Adventures with Kids During COVID

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Pre-COVID, we spent our weekends out and about exploring our amazing city. Checking out a new playground, hiking, OMSI, cooling off in the river,...

Want to Volunteer With Your Kids? Me Too.

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My annual resolution to regularly volunteer with my kids is failing. Already. Again. I want to get my kids volunteering more. I’ve been saying...

A Day at the Theater: Nothing But Love for “Dragons Love...

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My six-year-old son Kyle is a huge fan of the children’s book “Dragons Love Tacos.” When I learned that Oregon Children’s Theatre had brought...

Staycation Fun in Oregon City

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I sort of despise the term staycation. To me it means staying at home trying to keep two little ones entertained while everyone else...

Traveling With Kids Is Hard – Do it Anyway!

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I boarded my first flight as a mom when my baby was twelve weeks old. I had a stroller, a diaper bag, an Ergo,...

The Ultimate Post-Fire Columbia River Gorge Family Guide

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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...

The Magic of Spring for Kids: 8 Ways to Connect Your...

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The gently warming sun, the chorus of newly returned birds, buds of new life adorning fruit trees and poised to explode with vivid greens....