Tag: family friendly

12 Zero-Waste Summer Snack and Picnic Ideas

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As the mom of four little people, a considerable amount of my time and energy goes into feeding the kiddies. I swear some days...

Four Kooky Portland Coffee Shops to Visit with Kids

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The holidays are over. The sky is gloomy, hiking trails are muddy, and it seems every treadmill at the gym has already been claimed....

Bullying Is Everyone’s Problem

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It happened. My son got in the car and said it, "the kids are mean to me." I could feel my insides burn with...

Five Fall Destinations Around the Hood River Fruit Loop

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This time last year my kids and I set off to explore the Hood River Fruit Loop, a  scenic 35 mile loop around the Hood...

Five Firsts for an Autumn Baby

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This is not my baby’s first autumn. My son was born in early November 2016. That, however kept him from experiencing Portland in the...

Choosing a Portland Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to Southwest & Downtown

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When we moved to Portland in 2014, I didn’t realize that there was such a thing as choosing a side in Portland, but it...

Choosing a Portland Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to Northwest

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Looking for a great place to raise your sweet babies? Portland has no shortage of great neighborhoods, but I'm partial to Northwest Portland. I've...

Choosing a Portland City Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to Northeast Portland

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Northeast Portland is a wonderful place to live. Diverse and ever changing, this neighborhood is a hotbed of new restaurants, bars, community events, and...

A Parent’s Guide to Visiting Oregon Wineries with Children

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One of Portland's biggest perks is its proximity to world class wines and wineries. Before I had children, I took every opportunity to visit and...

A Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching in Portland, Part Two: Geocaching with...

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It's time to hunt some geocaches! In Part One of our Geocaching Series, we explored the basics concepts of geocaching and what you need...